Via Slate by Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern: The Clarence Thomas takeover But Thomas is more than just the Trump administration’s philosophical hero. His once-fringy ideas are suddenly flourishing—not only on the high court, through his alliance with Gorsuch, but also in the executive branch. … Everywhere you turn in Trumpland, you’ll find a slew of […]
The Clarence Thomas Clerk Mafia: Legal Brain Trust Of The Trump Administration Above The Law […]
Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern hyped in a Wednesday item for Slate that "hard right" Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's "fingerprints are all over" the Trump administration, due to the fact that many of his former clerks now hold "high places" there. Show More Summary
Justice Clarence Thomas: legal godfather of the Trump administration.
Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern, Slate: There's a reason Clarence Thomas writes so many solo dissents and concurrences. The second-longest-tenured justice on the Supreme Court has spent more than 25 years staking out a right-wing worldview that can generously be described as idiosyncratic. Show More Summary
This is why I love Justice Clarence Thomas… he truly gets the Constitution and our Second Amendment rights. So does Justice Neil Gorsuch by the way. Last week, Thomas laid
He has been in lockstep with none other than Clarence Thomas. Supreme Court reporter Dahlia Lithwick examines the new make-up of the court and the rumors that Justice Anthony Kennedy might resign. Neil Gorsuch joined the court in April to replace the late Antonin Scalia. Show More Summary
Kevin D. Williamson, National Review: Police can take your money or property and keep it, even if no charges are filed. Clarence Thomas is famously taciturn on the bench. But his few words carry a great deal of weight. Though the matter...Show More Summary
This is extremely disappointing. The Supreme Court yesterday declined to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a California law limiting concealed carry and guns. Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch
JUSTICES CLARENCE THOMAS AND NEIL GORSUCH: For those of us who work in marbled halls, guarded constantly by a vigilant and dedicated police force, the guarantees of the Second Amendment might seem antiquated and superfluous. But the Framers made a clear choice: They reserved to all Americans the right to bear arms for self-defense. I […]
(John Hinderaker) The Associated Press gives us good news about Justice Neil Gorsuch’s tenure on the Supreme Court so far, but can’t resist smearing Justice Clarence Thomas along the way. First the good news: To see where Justice Neil Gorsuch might fit on the Supreme Court, watch the company he keeps. Show More Summary
This week the conservative wing of the Supreme Court nearly completed a four-decade journey to close courthouse doors to plaintiffs seeking compensation from federal officials for violations of their constitutional rights. As Garrett Epps points out in the Atlantic, Monday’s ruling in Ziglar v. Show More Summary
Richard Wolf for USA Today: More signs of his emerging role came in May, when Gorsuch sided with Justice Clarence Thomas in urging the court to consider whether to lift a ban on unlimited federal election spending by political parties. The court … Continue reading ?
Public interest in the Senate appearance by James B. Comey, fired by President Trump as F.B.I. director, recalls the fascination with Anita Hill’s testimony on Clarence Thomas.
Listen to Episode 69 of Slate’s Amicus: This week, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that caught some court-watchers off guard. It ruled that North Carolina lawmakers had violated the Constitution by using race as a proxy for divvying up voters along partisan lines. Show More Summary
Say what you will about Justice Samuel Alito, but the man always thinks ahead. On Monday, Alito dissented in Cooper v. Harris, the landmark 5–4 ruling that united Justice Clarence Thomas and the Supreme Court’s liberals to strike down North Carolina’s racial gerrymander. Show More Summary
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