Clarence Thomas' Strange Pick to Promote His Book Says It All - 2022-03-08

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F375.png Clarence Thomas' Strange Pick to Promote His Book Says It All March 8, 2022, Roger Sollenberger, Daily Beast

When Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was promoting a new release of his 2007 memoir last October, he made an interesting choice for his public relations firm, a company run by one of the most influential figures in conservative legal circles: Leonard Leo.

Leo, the former head of the Federalist Society and a top fundraiser for right-wing judiciary activist groups, wasn't just in charge of Thomas' memoir; Leo's PR firm, CRC Advisors, was also tasked with promoting a Thomas documentary, and the firm was the registered agent for four Thomas-centric web domains.

The interesting part of this choice is not that Leo's firm was incapable of handling the work—far from it. What makes Thomas' decision notable is that Leo happens to have a vested interest in the Supreme Court, and his dark money network actively tries to influence rulings.

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