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Clarence Thomasís Disgraceful Silence (They're mad because he's effective behind-the-scenes)
The New Yorker | February 21, 2014 | Jeffrey Toobin

Posted on 02/21/2014 7:01:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Link only: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2014/02/clarence-thomas-disgraceful-silence.html?currentPage=all


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: clarencethomas; judiciary; scotus; supremecourt

1 posted on 02/21/2014 7:01:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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Link to article: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2014/02/clarence-thomas-disgraceful-silence.html?currentPage=all


2 posted on 02/21/2014 7:01:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


3 posted on 02/21/2014 7:13:05 PM PST by Lisbon1940
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To: Lisbon1940
Is his silence as disgraceful as Toobin’s extramarital affair, refusal to acknowledge his love child and withholding of child support?
4 posted on 02/21/2014 7:20:48 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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BOOM!
5 posted on 02/21/2014 7:23:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


6 posted on 02/21/2014 7:25:56 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"All Presidents have used recess appointments"....very true except this time the body in question was-not-in-recess. This writer, Jeffery Toobin gives new meaning to bias, almost mendacious in his 'reporting'....even the left wing New Yorker must feel the distance Toobin puts between truth and fiction.
7 posted on 02/21/2014 7:27:13 PM PST by yoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Anything he said would be used against him.

They're pissed because he's not giving them any ammunition to attack him with.

8 posted on 02/21/2014 7:46:27 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: P-Marlowe
Clarence Thomas explained his silence on the bench during oral arguments in his autobiography, My Grandfather's Son.

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."

9 posted on 02/21/2014 7:46:37 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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It is even worse than that. His sexual tryst was with the daughter of one of ‘best friends”. Disgusting bast*rd.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 7:53:33 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They just can’t stand the fact that he is black and not liberal.


11 posted on 02/21/2014 7:56:44 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Lisbon1940; CaptainK; P-Marlowe; yoe; Texas Songwriter; Blood of Tyrants; All

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.


12 posted on 02/21/2014 7:57:31 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Alberta's Child

Thanks for the info. :)


13 posted on 02/21/2014 7:58:10 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

It’s not new to me.


14 posted on 02/21/2014 7:58:23 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: EveningStar

Who said it was new to me?


15 posted on 02/21/2014 7:58:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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You're right. A real piece of garbage.

http://harvardlawschoolisbogus.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/jeffrey-toobin/

16 posted on 02/21/2014 8:01:21 PM PST by MSF BU (n)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thomas is not silent. His views are expressed in his written opinions.


17 posted on 02/21/2014 8:06:17 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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“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.


18 posted on 02/21/2014 8:11:17 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would suggest that Toobin shut his mouth as well.


19 posted on 02/21/2014 8:29:27 PM PST by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Exactly. He really is a smart man!


20 posted on 02/22/2014 4:36:13 AM PST by FES0844
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To: EveningStar

My mom used to say that God gave you two ears and one mouth so you could listen twice as much as you talked.


21 posted on 02/22/2014 8:31:45 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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