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Justice Thomas to Consider Extending Hold on Fla. Marriages

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has seemed amenable to similar requests in other states, so marriage equality may not be quite so imminent in Florida. read more

Clarence Thomas To Consider Staying Same-Sex Marriage in Florida

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has accepted a request from Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi to hear arguments on a federal judge's ruling that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The ruling in question comes from Judge Robert Hinkle....

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Asks Supreme Court to Stay Gay Marriage Ruling

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a motion with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas asking for an emergency stay on Judge Robert Hinkle's August ruling overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Earlier this month, the 11th Circuit Court...

Let’s Try To Be As Wrong On As Many Levels At Once As Possible!

Shorter Verbatim Kathleen Parker: “Whatever the truth about Cosby, due process has been the victim of what Clarence Thomas once called a high-tech lynching.” If you think that this was preceded with a specious comparison of the Cosby case with the demonstrations in Ferguson, I’m sad to say you’re right.  As always, any explanation of […]

Clarence Thomas Rebukes Supreme Court for Refusing to Hear Gay Marriage Cases

last monthNews : Reason

On Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court declined to halt a ruling by he U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit which had overturned an Arizona constitutional amendment banning bail for undocumented immigrants charged with serious crimes. Show More Summary

How Twitter Made Me a Feminist

I was 11 years old when Clarence Thomas was nominated to the Supreme Court. It was formative, not because I became a huge Nomination Nut, but because it was the first time I witnessed the forces of institutional misogyny dismantle and obliterate someone making public charges of sexual harassment. Show More Summary

How Twitter Made Me a Feminist

I was 11 years old when Clarence Thomas was nominated to the Supreme Court. It was formative, not because I became a huge Nomination Nut, but because it was the first time I witnessed the forces of institutional misogyny dismantle and obliterate someone making public charges of sexual harassment. Show More Summary

How Twitter Made Me a Feminist

I was 11 years old when Clarence Thomas was nominated to the Supreme Court. It was formative, not because I became a huge Nomination Nut, but because it was the first time I witnessed the forces of institutional misogyny dismantle and obliterate someone making public charges of sexual harassment. Show More Summary

The Ghomeshi syndrome: Delusional creeps, from Clarence Thomas to Gamergate

Behind the Canadian radio host's downfall lies a strange and dangerous male pathology: Clueless dude disorder

"There is Critical Race Theory scholarship connecting a preference for formality to race," I said in a post speculating about why Clarence Thomas might have said "I like formality."

I was expressing skepticism about the cue in the NYT (from Adam Liptak) to interpret Justice Thomas's statement to mean that "he was content with the way things are." (This was in reference to the Justices' communication by paper memo,...Show More Summary

11 Bits of SCOTUS Trivia From the Yale Trio's Trip to Campus

The Supreme Court's three justices from Yale made the trip back to New Haven, Connecticut, on Saturday to receive the school's Award of Merit. The event was especially sweet for Justice Clarence Thomas, who for a long time has had a cold, estranged relationship with his alma mater. He remarked......

How to diversify the Ivy League club that is the Supreme Court

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Easy for them to say, since they’re already on the Supreme Court, but three justices agreed the other day that the court isn’t diverse enough. In a forum at their alma mater, Yale Law School, Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor and Samuel A. Alito Jr. said the court would benefit if so...

"Justice Clarence Thomas, who has not asked a question from the Supreme Court bench since 2006, was expansive and gregarious."

"Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., who can appear a little dour during arguments, revealed a lively wit. Justice Sonia Sotomayor said she was working to temper a combative questioning style 'that has held me in bad stead.'"So begins Adam Liptak's NYT article "Three Supreme Court Justices Return to Yale."Justice Thomas... Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 10.27.14

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

“I think we have to be concerned that almost all of us are from two law schools.” Justice Clarence Thomas thinks that the Supreme Court bench ought to be more diverse. [New York Times] The DoJ expanded its recognition of gay marriage by adding six states to its roster of those newly entitled to federal benefits — now more than half the country. Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 10.14.14

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

A blistering dissent from that usual suspects: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas. [The Atlantic] Same-sex marriage opponents in Nevada suggest liberal bias in the selection of the Ninth Circuit panels hearing gay rights cases. Show More Summary

An Unlikely Trio Files a Rare Supreme Court Protest

Liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joins with conservatives Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas to oppose the rejection of a Sixth Amendment appeal.

Scalia, Thomas, and Ginsburg File Rare Dissent from SCOTUS Refusal to Hear Crack-Cocaine Sentencing Case

2 months agoNews : Reason

The U.S. Supreme Court turns down the vast majority of petitions it receives without offering any sort of explanation. But in a rare move today, Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke out against the Court's refusal to hear a crack-cocaine sentencing case. Jones v. Show More Summary

Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin from implementing voter ID law

Late Thursday night, the Supreme Court blocked Wisconsin from putting into effect the state's voter ID law. Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas all dissented, saying the court cannot block an appeals court ruling unless the lower court "clearly and demonstrably erred in its application of accepted standards," USA Today reports. Show More Summary

Clarence Thomas

3 months agoOdd : Happy Place

Clarence Thomas is a Supreme Court justice who treats the Constitution like his own personal Coke can.

“Bo Snerdley” Speaks To The Black Community

[guest post by Dana] Rush Limbaugh’s call screener and right-hand man James Golden (“Bo Snerdley”) was interviewed by Ginny Thomas (wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas) and discussed the black commmunity in America. Golden, who himself is black, made the following interesting and provocative points: “What liberalism has done to the black communities, it’s […]

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