It is ironic that because the Supreme Court is the court of last resort on everything, they are the final deciders in cases involving their own ethics. And yes, Scalia’s son really does work as an employment lawyer for Wal-Mart, and Clarence Thomas really did take money (and fail to report much of it) from people involved in cases he later judged. You can’t make stuff like this up.
UPDATE: Speaking of stuff you can’t make up … read this about Clarence Thomas and you will never ever again vote for a conservative Republican for president, just to make sure that more people like this don’t get appointed to the Supreme Court. All of the following are from solo dissenting opinions issued for the Supreme Court (where none of the other justices agree with Thomas, not even his fellow conservatives): that states have the right to establish an official religion; prisoners have no constitutional right to be protected from beatings by guards; teenagers and students have no free-speech rights at all; a school official strip searching a 13-year-old girl to look for two extra-strength ibuprofen (Advil) pills was “reasonable and justified”; and that the Bush administration has the right to hold an American citizen without charges or trial as an “enemy combatant”.