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Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Video: ‘Confirmation’ Story Personal For Kerry Washington

A prime Emmy TV movie contender this year for HBO is the recently premiered Confirmation, which details the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas and the firestorm of publicity they received when Anita Hill testified...Show More Summary

Anita Hill Taught Us a Lesson That Today's Obstructionist Republicans Have Forgotten

You may have seen the new HBO movie, Confirmation. It's about the battle over the 1991 nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court and the courageous effort by Anita Hill to tell her painful story of sexual harassment and Thomas'...Show More Summary

HOW DARE HE BE A CONSERVATIVE MINORITY? Defenders of Clarence Thomas Go on Offense Following Controv…

HOW DARE HE BE A CONSERVATIVE MINORITY? Defenders of Clarence Thomas Go on Offense Following Controversial HBO Film.

Another Specious Beltway Pundit Drubs HBO's 'Confirmation'

The HBO movie about Anita Hill and the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, aptly titled 'Confirmation,' is still hitting a few nerves. The Supreme Court is, perhaps, THE issue that is paramount on many voters' minds as we've seen monumental power wielded by the Judicial Branch since those hearings in the early 1990's. Show More Summary

The Liberal War on Black Men

In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated Clarence Thomas, then a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and former chairman of the Equal

Non-Sequiturs: 04.22.16

Has the death of Justice Scalia turned the Supreme Court more liberal? [Empirical SCOTUS] The best Supreme Court sketch featuring a sleeping Clarence Thomas you will see all year. [Slate] "We're all just people. Trying to pee in peace." A trans activist speaks out about North Carolina's discriminatory bathroom law. Show More Summary

A Supreme Court Sketch Artist Pretty Much Drew Clarence Thomas Sleeping

Clarence Thomas is known for having a very calm disposition during oral arguments at the Supreme Court. He's known to occasionally recline in his seat and close his eyes and recently asked a question of an attorney for the first time in a decade. Show More Summary

This Is Like Putting Clarence Thomas on Mount Rushmore

In other words, it’s great. I have no idea if there were cynical or divisive motives on the part of the Obama administration to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.  But I have no doubt there were plenty on the Left who were secretly hoping it would provoke a negative response from conservatives.  You [...]

Fraud And Hokum's Journal "Wendell Pierce" Played By Clarence Thomas: "As A Black Progressive Activist From New Orleans Who Sees A Person Of Color Murdered Every Day I Just Can't Support A President Or A US Supreme Court Justice Who Supports 'The Death


Confirmation Bias, Part Two

(Paul Mirengoff) In a post called “Confirmation Bias,” I discussed “Confirmation,” an HBO film about the 1991 hearings on Clarence Thomas’ nomination to the Supreme Court, and Anita Hill’s sexual harassment allegations against him. When...Show More Summary

Take The $$? Or Take A Stand?

In the US, HBO just premiered Confirmation, a docudrama recounting the debacle 25 years ago, when 11 Senate Democrats (out of 57) voted to confirm Judge Clarence Thomas to the US Supreme Court. Thomas won confirmation despite accusations of sexual harassment laid against him by professor Anita Hill during Senate hearings. Hill had worked as an adviser […]

‘Confirmation’ — HBO’s High-Tech Lynching

The left is masterful at rewriting history. Witness HBO’s TV movie “Confirmation,” which aired Saturday, about Anita Hill’s accusations of sexual harassment 25 years ago, which almost derailed Clarence Thomas

A Chat About Confirmation, a Movie About Anita Hill vs. A Lot of People We Hated

Before being sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice in 1991, Clarence Thomas first had to confront the truth. Anita Hill, then a professor at the University of Oklahoma, had accused Thomas of sexually harassing her when she worked for him at the Department of Education and U.S. Show More Summary

So Is Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Into Threesomes or What?

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by Matt Baume This should go well. Rob Crandall / Did you catch Confirmation on HBO last night? Or are you waiting for the Game of Thrones premiere before subscribing to HBO Go for a few weeks? Confirmation, ICYMI, was a dramatic retelling of the Clarence Thomas hearings. Show More Summary

Everybody Else Is Reading This

The Hollywood Hit-Job On Justice Clarence Thomas: I Covered The Confirmation Hearings In 1991; HBO's Movie Heavily Edits History To Favor Anita Hill How Appealing Merrick Garland And The Bernie Sanders Litmus Test… Is This Defensible?...Show More Summary

Gavel Drop: Anita Hill’s Story Re-Emerges at Exactly the Perfect Time

The story of the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court hearings and the re-emergence of Anita Hill in the public eye is a reminder of both how much, and how little, has changed in gender politics. The post Gavel Drop: Anita Hill’s Story Re-Emerges at Exactly the Perfect Time appeared first on Rewire.

Why “Originalism” Doesn’t Work, Clarence Thomas v. The Warren Court Edition

As we’ve discussed, earlier in this month Clarence Thomas has said explicitly that the Warren Court’s “one person, one vote” decisions were wrongly decided and strongly implied that Gideon v. Wainwright was wrongly decided. Either way, it shows why originalism doesn’t work as a grand theory: In Gideon v. Wainwright, the Supreme Court in 1963 […]

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