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Morning Docket: 09.27.16

“Even with a new Republican appointee, [Justice Clarence] Thomas is likely to remain somewhat isolated on the extreme right.” In the case of Justice Thomas, it wouldn't even matter if Donald Trump won the presidency -- he'd still be the most conservative justice in the modern history of the Supreme Court. Show More Summary

These People Are Killing It With Their SCOTUS Coverage

Justice Antonin Scalia's seat is an overgrown abandoned lot tacitly looked after by grizzled caretaker Justice Clarence Thomas.

"The reason men resort to the ‘nuts and sluts’ defense is because it may be the only way to undermine the credibility of a woman who is not, in fact, telling the truth."

Said Susan Estrich, defending Bill Clinton in 1998. Estrich — a prominent lawprof politico — had herself coined the term "nuts and sluts" back in 1991 to characterize attacks on the woman who accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. Show More Summary

George Curry - A Founding Father Of The "Mentholated Black Media Pressgang", Dead At 69. Little Chance That The 'Container Managers' Will Change Course With Their Propaganda

THIS IS A FOCUS UPON THE "INSTITUTIONAL LEGACY" AND NOT "THE MAN". Condolences To The Family Of George Curry US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas:THE BETE NOIR Of The Progressive Fundamentalists AND THUS THe "Black Racial Services...Show More Summary

Boom! Lawyered: Standing Edition

This week we’re going to talk about "standing," which is a term you may be familiar with, especially if you read Justice Clarence Thomas' complaint in his dissent in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt. The post Boom! Lawyered: Standing Edition appeared first on Rewire.

Anita Hill on Sexaul Harassment in the Workplace -- 25 Years Later

'Nearly 25 years after Hill accused her former boss, Clarence Thomas, of making lewd advances, America is again dealing with high-profile cases of sexual harassment. Hill tells NPR what's changed and what hasn't.' -- NPR

Just Because Cosby and Ailes Got Caught Doesn’t Mean More Women Are Going to Report Sexual Harassment

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

After three decades of unfolding high-profile cases of sexual harassment in the workplace — from Clarence Thomas to Bill Cosby to the recently accused Roger Ailes — one might think that by this point in history, women would feel empowered to stand up and begin reporting their experiences of sexual harassment ... More »

Pepperdine Law Grad Brittney Lane To Clerk For Justice Thomas

Press Release: Pepperdine School of Law valedictorian Brittney Lane (JD ’12) will clerk for Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas during the October 2017 term. Lane, currently an associate attorney with O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, previously clerked on the Sixth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal. The last...

Justice Breyer joins the conservatives in staying an order requiring schools to allow a transgender student to use the bathroom that fits his gender identity.

"Breyer wrote that he joined in granting the stay, as well as recalling the mandate of the appeals court decision, 'as a courtesy' because four other justices — Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas,...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas left the French city of Nice just hours before the attack

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas left the French city of Nice a few short hours before the terrorist attack that left 84 dead and more than 100 injured on Thursday night, multiple outlets reported. The attack occurred when 31-year-old...Show More Summary

Justice Thomas Left Nice Hours Before Terrorist Attack

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was in Nice this week teaching law school students about constitutional law and left the French Riviera city hours before Thursday evening's deadly terrorist attack

Notorious RBG

I can’t really get too exercised about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s imprudent comments about Trump: “Say what you will about Justices Antonin Scalia, who died in February, or Clarence Thomas,” argues Drezner, “but they never weighed in on presidential politics quite like this.” This is true, as far as it goes. But they did weigh in […]

Academia Still Plagued With Sexual Harassment and Assaults

3 months agoNews : Truthdig

Anita Hill’s groundbreaking testimony at the 1991 confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas gave women new language for coping with age-old problems. But it didn’t make the problems go away.

The Fox News Channel’s Culture of Chauvinism

Two weeks ago, I noted the 25th anniversary of President George H. W. Bush’s notorious nomination of Clarence Thomas to replace Justice Thurgood Marshall on the United States Supreme Court. You may recall this anecdote from Jeffrey Toobin’s 1993 New Yorker profile of Thomas: Thomas can no longer take runs along the [National] Mall, as... Read more »

Justice Thomas' Abortion Dissent and the Decline of the Rule of Law: What He's Missing, and Why It Matters

The rule of law is in decline and the Supreme Court is to blame. So argued Justice Clarence Thomas in a powerful dissent in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, generally regarded as the Court's most important decision concerning abortion rights in decades. Show More Summary

The Clarence Thomas Story: An American Masterpiece

This week marks twenty-five years since President George H.W. Bush named Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court, inaugurating a tenure marked by unwavering commitment to principled originalism.

Bill Clinton, O.J. Simpson, Clarence Thomas, and the Politics of 1990s Racial Backlash

The 1990s are being relitigated, and for the most part, coming off rather badly. It has taken place in the realm of politics, where Hillary Clinton has had to edge away from some of her husband’s policies, some of which have provoked angry confrontations on the campaign trail between the ... More »

Weekend Reading: Jeff Toobin: Clarence Thomas Has His Own Constitution

Jeff Toobin: [Clarence Thomas Has His Own Constitution](http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/clarence-thomas-has-his-own-constitution?intcid=mod-latest): >This year’s Supreme Court term abounded in so much drama—the death of Justice...Show More Summary

Clarence Thomas Has His Own Constitution

This year’s Supreme Court term abounded in so much drama—the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the tie votes among the remaining Justices, the liberal victories in the final days—that it was possible to miss a curious subplot: the full flowering of Justice Clarence Thomas’s judicial eccentricity.

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