Last week Democrat Alvin Holmes called Justice Clarence Thomas a “prolific Uncle Tom.” Yesterday Alabama Democrat Alvin Holmes went to the House floor and said Republicans would abort their mixed-race grandchildren. Al.com reported: A debate Tuesday over a bill to … Continue reading ?
Paul Campos: A painful case: "Although Clarence Thomas is still only 65 — i.e., practically a youngster by the late Politburo-style demographics of the contemporary Supreme Court — he seems to be moving into the Abe Simpson period of what is likely to be... Show More Summary
As soon as Jeff Toobin’s argument about Clarence Thomas people on various social media anticipated my response, and I can’t disappoint.
8 years ago this month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case called Holmes v. South Carolina. Justice Clarence Thomas began to question one of the litigators—"Counsel, before you change subjects..."—and pursued his line of inquiry with a lengthy follow-up. Show More Summary
Some images from the Georgia of Clarence Thomas’s youth, where race simply wasn’t a major issue. As Henry Billings Brown wrote in a classic of conservative jurisprudence, “We consider the underlying fallacy of the plaintiff’s argument to consist in the assumption that the enforced separation of the two races stamps the colored race with a [...]
The plight of black conservatives took center stage during Monday's edition of Hannity, a weeknight program on the Fox News Channel. The segment featured footage of African-American radio host David Webb interviewing Alvin Holmes, aShow More Summary
Earlier this month, during a speech delivered at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas argued that Americans are oversensitive and thin-skinned about race. As reported by Yahoo...Show More Summary
CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer brought Jeffrey Toobin aboard Monday’s The Situation Room to expound on his New Yorker magazine blog, “Clarence Thomas’s Disgraceful Silence,” posted on Friday. After quoting how Toobin derided Thomas as an “embarrassing”...Show More Summary
I wonder what kind of panties Lawyer Lady is wearing. Black lace? V-kini? Gulp... thong? More importantly, is she even wearing a bra? If I asked her a question -- which would shock everybody in the room, not to mention the media -- that's what I would ask. Show More Summary
We've been talking (and talking and talking) about Jeffrey Toobin's toolish attack on Clarence Thomas in The New Yorker, and it's not surprising that the NYT needed to take notice and say something. So here's Adam Liptak in today's Times:Jeffrey...Show More Summary
Clarence Thomas an Uncle Tom??? You don't say!!
On behalf of Sean Hannity, radio host David Webb confronted an Alabama state legislator who referred to Justice Clarence Thomas as an "Uncle Tom."
Toobin — as we've been discussing (here, here, and here) — was mostly about Clarence Thomas being the one who is not like the others, but an absurd thing about the way the others are different is the way they fit into couples... in Toobin's mind.Taranto explains the pairings:One such couple consists of George W. Show More Summary
Clarence Thomas is not a lightweight. He is one of the more intelligent members of the Supreme Court. And he is one of the most dangerous men in America. The post Clarence Thomas Is One Of America’s Top Legal Minds And Progressives Ignore This Fact At Their Peril appeared first on ThinkProgress.
New Yorker legal correspondent Jeffrey Toobin as unreliable narrator, part 483 [Damon Root, Pejman Yousefzadeh re: attack on Justice Clarence Thomas] Background of Halliburton case: Lerach used Milwaukee Archdiocese to pursue Dick Cheney...Show More Summary
Yesterday marked eight years since the Justice last asked a question during oral arguments. Toobin repeats the perennial criticism that Thomas’ “behavior on the bench has gone from curious to bizarre to downright embarrassing”: In his first years on the Court, Thomas would rock forward, whisper comments about the lawyers to his neighbors Breyer and Kennedy, […]
Toobin, as we've been discussing, here and here, savaged Clarence Thomas for his keeping quiet during oral argument, as if that's an outrageous failure to do the Supreme Court Justice's job. But what about Harry Blackmun, whom liberals revered?Throughout his career, Blackmun was not among the Court’s more prolific questioners. Show More Summary
(Scott Johnson) The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin indicts Justice Clarence Thomas for his infrequent participation in oral argument in hearings before the Supreme Court. At oral argument attorneys elaborate on arguments they have made in extensive briefs and a written record they have filed with the Court. Show More Summary
“These days, Thomas only reclines; his leather chair is pitched so that he can stare at the ceiling, which he does at length.” From “Clarence Thomas’s Disgraceful Silence,” by Jeffrey Toobin. “There is only so much real estate to beShow More Summary
Jeffrey Toobin: As of this Saturday, February 22, eight years will have passed since Clarence Thomas last asked a question during a Supreme Court oral argument. His behavior on the bench has gone from curious to bizarre to downright embarrassing, for himself and for the institution he represents.... Show More Summary