Ginni Thomas is the wife of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. Her lobbying activities have been raised as a potential source of conflict of interest for her husband. Thomas started a nonprofit lobbying group, Liberty Central, to organize conservative activists.
About Virginia Thomas in brief
Ginni Thomas is the wife of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. Her lobbying activities have been raised as a potential source of conflict of interest for her husband. Thomas grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, the youngest of four children born to Donald Lamp, a successful engineer who owned his own firm, and Marjorie Lamp,. a stay-at-home mother. Thomas attended Westside High School in Omaha. She was a member of the student government, the debate club, and the Republican club. She enrolled in a woman’s college in Virginia because of its proximity to Washington, D. C. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Business Communication from Creighton University and a Juris Doctor fromCreighton University School of Law. In late 2009, Thomas started a nonprofit lobbying group, Liberty Central, to organize conservative activists, issue score cards for Congress members, and be involved in elections. In July 2013, Thomas was identified as a key member of Groundswell, a coalition of right-wing activists attempting to make political change behind the scenes. The group is aimed at opposing what Thomas has called the leftist “tyranny” of President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats.
She serves on the Alumni Advisory Board of her alma mater,creighton University school of law. In February 2011, Politico reported that Thomas was the head of a new company, Liberty Consulting, which filed incorporation papers in mid-November 2010. The company’s website states that clients use Thomas’s “experience and connections to help \”withgovernmental affairs and political efforts to help\” with political donations. She has advised Thomas on how to direct funds in the post-Citizens United landscape, and how donors can direct funds to Thomas’s political donors. She is married to Justice Thomas, who was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to fill the open seat on the Supreme Court left by the retirement of Justice Thurgood Marshall. She attended the contentious Senate confirmation hearings and stood by her husband as he was accused of sexual harassment. In June 2010, Mrs. Thomas was interviewed by Sean Hannity on his Fox News show about potential conflicts.