Clarence Thomas Rules on Monsanto Cases, Former Monsanto Attorney
Ex Monsanto Lawyer Clarence Thomas Still Heard Major Monsanto Case - Conflict of interest
In Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms, No. 09-475, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case which have had an enormous effect on the future of the American food industry. This was Monsanto’s third appeal of the case, and when they won, a deregulated Monsanto found itself in position to corner the markets of numerous U.S. crops, and to litigate conventional farmers into oblivion.
Here’s where it gets a bit dicier.
From the years 1976 - 1979, Thomas worked as an attorney for Monsanto. Thomas apparently did not see this as a conflict of interest and did not recuse himself.
Fox, meet henhouse.