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Ask Justice Thomas to Recuse Himself from Supreme Court GMO Sugar Beet Case

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J.E.M. Ag Supply v. Pioneer Hi-Bred, 534 U.S. 124 (2001) granted large biotech corporations like Monsanto extensive patent protection over genetically modified seeds. This case was authored by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a former lawyer for Monsanto.

In Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms, No. 09-475, the U.S. Supreme Court will review an appellate court decision ruling that the USDA illegally approved Monsanto’s GM sugar beets without determining whether organic farmers, consumers or the environment would be adversely effected.

Justice Thomas has an obvious conflict of interest and should recuse himself, but he has decided to reserve his power to rule on the GM sugar beet case.

As one blogger put it, “Fox, meet henhouse.”

Please sign OCA’s petition to Justice Thomas:

Dear Justice Thomas:

You worked as a lawyer for Monsanto and later when you became a Supreme Court Justice, you wrote the opinion that granted large biotech corporations like Monsanto extensive patent protection for their genetically modified seeds.

An important case on genetically modified sugar beets is coming before you and you have a clear conflict of interest. Please recuse yourself from Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms.

Sincerely,

Sign petition here
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