"I've got news for [Chief Justice] Roberts: The United States is a democracy, not a monarchy."


Today's L.A. Times letters to the editor, Part 2 of 3, because our voices matter:

Thomas doubter

Re "The recusal question," Editorial, Jan. 3

In discussing rules on recusal, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said that his fellow Supreme Court justices are "jurists of exceptional integrity and experience.... I know that they each give careful consideration to any recusal questions that arise in the course of their judicial duties."

Justice Clarence Thomas neglected to disclose the hundreds of thousands of dollars his wife was paid by a far-right organization.

Roberts doesn't think Congress should dictate ethics rules for the Supreme Court. I've got news for Roberts: The United States is a democracy, not a monarchy.

Steven Asimow