Skip to comments.Clarence Thomasís Disgraceful Silence (They're mad because he's effective behind-the-scenes)
Posted on 02/21/2014 7:01:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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This bozo says he appreciates balance on the Court. But he wants them all to be as loquacious as Scalia. For balance, Thomas’s taciturnity is equally important.
Toobin is apparently miffed because Thomas does not give additional limelight to the attorneys appearing before the court.
99% of the questions asked in oral arguments are meaningless. The Justices have already made up their minds before oral arguments. Oral arguments by and large are circus.
The case is not won or lost on oral argument. The case is decided on the written briefs and the peculiar prejudices of the justices.
They're pissed because he's not giving them any ammunition to attack him with.
I'll paraphrase his explanation here:
"By the time a case comes up for oral arguments before the Supreme Court I have spent many hours reading every court filing, brief, appellate court decision, etc. in the case. Every argument I can possibly imagine is presented in these documents, and there is nothing else I can learn about the case by asking questions in those oral arguments."
It is even worse than that. His sexual tryst was with the daughter of one of ‘best friends”. Disgusting bast*rd.
They just can’t stand the fact that he is black and not liberal.
Commentators, especially those on the left, have been criticizing Thomas for years because he rarely asks questions. This is nothing new. I’m surprised that this is new to you.
Thanks for the info. :)
It’s not new to me.
Who said it was new to me?
Thomas is not silent. His views are expressed in his written opinions.
“For better or worse, Thomas has made important contributions to the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court. He has imported once outré conservative ideas, about such issues as gun rights under the Second Amendment and deregulation of political campaigns, into the mainstream. Scalia wrote District of Columbia v. Heller, which restricted gun control, and Kennedy wrote Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which undermined decades of campaign-finance law, but Thomas was an intellectual godfather of both decisions.”
And then the Presstitute says:
“He’s not doing his job.”
Sorry, ‘Tootie - you can’t have it both ways.
Based on the Heller case alone, America (and the rest of the Western world) agree with Justice Thomas, not a Libturd perv from the Neu Yuk Slimes.
I would suggest that Toobin shut his mouth as well.
Exactly. He really is a smart man!
My mom used to say that God gave you two ears and one mouth so you could listen twice as much as you talked.
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