Arlen Specter on Supreme Court Recusal

Former Senator Arlen Specter explains in in this op-ed why Supreme Court justices should not be the judges -- as they are now -- on their own recusal from cases in which they or their family members may have any interest. Specter points to the Citizens United case, in which some people maintained that Justice Thomas should have recused because of his wife's interest in the outcome and yet it was up to Justice Thomas alone to decide whether he should have recused.