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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 […]

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The Clarence Thomas Clerk Mafia: Legal Brain Trust Of The Trump Administration Above The Law […]

Slate Bemoans 'Far Right' Justice Thomas's Former Clerks Fill Trump Administration

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

The Clarence Thomas Takeover

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

Justice Clarence Thomas Goes Rogue, RAILS Against His Colleagues’ Refusal In Gun Control Case [VIDEO]

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

Trump's First Supreme Court Pick Is 'Far to the Right' of the Man He Replaced, the Right-Wing Antonin Scalia

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

Civil Asset Forfeiture: Where Due Process Goes to Die

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

BREAKING: MAJOR Bad News for Gun Owners

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 con…

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 […]

Is Neil Gorsuch the Next Justice Thomas?

(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

Clarence Thomas to the Rescue?

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

“Justice Neil Gorsuch offers early clues to Supreme Court tenure”

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 ?

‘Must-See TV’: Free Drinks and Canceled Meetings for Comey’s Testimony

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.

Amicus: Clarence Thomas Is Colorblind

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

Is Anthony Kennedy Ready to Put an End to Partisan Gerrymandering?

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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