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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In the wake of Clarence Thomas being the swing vote in yesterday’s case holding North Carolina’s racial gerrymanders unconstitutional, I have a piece in the New Republic about his jurisprudence on race: In part because he rarely speaks at oral argument, there was a common perception that Thomas is just a clone of the late […]
Kate Ackley for Roll Call: Sarbanes and outside advocates of new restrictions on political money said they were dismayed that Gorsuch, along with conservative Justice Clarence Thomas, went out of his way to say he wanted the court to hear … Continue reading ?
On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision holding that two congressional districts in North Carolina were racially gerrymandered in violation of the Constitution. The broad ruling will likely have ripple effects on litigation...Show More Summary
This isn't a surprising vote from Thomas, if you know how crazy he really is.
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Clarence Thomas joined the court’s liberals in ruling that the congressional districts were designed to dilute the influence of black voters.
The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina on Monday because they had been gerrymandered along racial lines, with Justice Clarence Thomas joining the court’s liberals to form the majority. The justices said North Carolina’s Republicans had packed additional black...
New Justice Neil M. Gorsuch joined Clarence Thomas in dissent Monday when the Supreme Court rejected an appeal from a Republican Party lawyer seeking to strike down limits on big-money contributions to political parties. By a 7-2 vote, the high court upheld limits set in the McCain-Feingold Act...
Aziz Ansari’s Netflix show Master of None returned for a second season on May 12, which means another chance to sneer at conservative culture and white people. This time, among other sins, the worst of the worst centers on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Last year, Justice Clarence Thomas broke 10 years of silence during oral argument to decry the injustice of laws that deprive domestic abusers of their right to own firearms. Now, an influential judge on the 9 th U.S. Circuit Court of...Show More Summary
Most days, being a lawyer isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, but sometimes, it can almost be cool. Like when the local Bar Association’s Law Day features Justice Clarence Thomas as its keynote speaker, as was the case this past Friday in St. Show More Summary
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas reunited Friday with his mentor and the man who stood beside him through a difficult confirmation hearing, telling former Missouri Sen. John Danforth he owes … Click to Continue »