Good grief! Is there no code of ethics outlawing such rank conflicts of interest for federal judges? Yes. But, conveniently, Supreme Court justices have been exempted from the code.
Jim Hightower really pegs these "men" as enemies of the people, enemies of the "commoners" and the poor whom Jesus taught to always remember. Not every poor person is good, of course. The point though is that many are. Many are innocent and simply oppressed by the takers (the self-authorized rich in mammon). It should be obvious to anyone who has read about the garbage these few so-called justices have been up to ("down to" rather than "up to" is more like it) that they are enemies of righteousness.
It's painful to say it, but Clarence Thomas's corruption is so blatant that it's just amazing he hasn't been removed. Society is at a low ebb in terms of integrity and what it demands of those who would sit in the judgment seat.
As a Christian, I would much rather see Clarence repent and atone than be removed; but short of his repenting and atoning (trying diligently), the people should remove him. Some of the others too have clearly and wittingly violated even the lowest standards of ethics for sitting judges.
I say all of that freely admitting that I have made more than my "fair" share of mistakes. I am not being hypocritical.
The people are supporting or allowing a corrupt system. It is a reflection. If it were up to me, I would say no to the takers, not to punish them but to protect the innocent. It is the state of salvation, deliverance. Deliver us from evil. That means deliver us from the selfish and greedy. Deliver us from those who take the rightful inheritance of others/all.