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  • Dem Senator Calls Conservative Justices ‘Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse’

    06/26/2017 12:46:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 6/26/17 | Paul Crookston
    Sen. Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii) called Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and Clarence Thomas "the three horsemen of the apocalypse" on MSNBC on Monday as she decried President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning travel from six nations in the Middle East and North Africa. Hirono criticized the justices for wanting to lift the injunction against Trump's executive order, which the other six justices agreed to review. Hirono called the order a "Muslim ban," despite the fact that it does not affect about 88 percent of the world's Muslims. "This is like the three horsemen of the apocalypse,...
  • Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch Blast SCOTUS for Refusing to Hear Major Second Amendment Case

    06/26/2017 10:51:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Reason ^ | 06/26/2017 | Damon Root
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a major case out of California that asked whether the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms includes the right to carry firearms in public. By refusing to get involved, the Court left in place a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that denied constitutional recognition to the right to carry. Writing in dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Neil Gorsuch, blasted the Court for its failure to act and for its "distressing trend" of treating "the Second Amendment as a disfavored right." According to...
  • Clarence Thomas Attacks Civil Asset Forfeiture, Lower Court Follows His Lead

    06/25/2017 2:22:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    Reason ^ | Jun. 21, 2017 | Damon Root
    Asset forfeiture "has led to egregious and well-chronicled abuses."In March the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case filed by a Texas woman fighting for the return of over $200,000 in cash that the police seized from her family. Although neither Lisa Olivia Leonard nor any of her relatives were ever charged with any underlying crime connected to the cash, the state's sweeping asset forfeiture laws allowed the authorities to take the money. The Supreme Court offered no explanation when it refused to hear Leonard v. Texas. But one member of the Court did speak up in protest. In...
  • IRS Brazenly Continues Crackdowns On Conservative Organizations

    05/05/2014 8:39:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    A little publicized IRS decision should have conservatives who write about politics very alarmed. The IRS revoked the tax-exempt status of a conservative political organization, the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty (PHCIL), due to a handful of articles that founder Gary Aldrich wrote in his personal capacity. His decade-old articles simply criticized Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, which the IRS claimed constituted electioneering. The articles were linked to as "alerts" from the PHCIL website. The American Spectator noted, “Although the literature demands that those like Clinton and Kerry be kept out of power, it never specifically says, ‘Don’t vote...
  • Remembering Rich Blumenthal's Vietnam Deception

    01/16/2017 5:37:17 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 16, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Senate smear never paid a price for claiming he served. In the confirmation hearings for Jeff Sessions, president-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Attorney General, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, proceeded as though David Horowitz had been the AG choice. David Horowitz was not present but Blumenthal cited his statements that all the major Muslim organizations are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, that 80 percent of the mosques in America are filled with hate against Jews, and that too many blacks are in prison because too many blacks commit crimes. Senator Blumenthal, an attorney, had not taken the trouble to investigate...
  • Pence to be sworn in by Justice Thomas

    01/12/2017 5:46:09 PM PST · by usafa92 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/2016 | Brooke Seipel
    Vice president-elect Mike Pence will be sworn into office Jan. 20 by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Reuters reported Thursday. Thomas, a conservative legal icon, was included in the official program for Trump’s inauguration as shared online by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Trump will be sworn in by the Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Traditionally, the chief justice swears in the president, and an incoming vice president picks someone else to administer his oath of office. Thomas, 68, is the second black justice to serve on the Supreme Court and is one of its most...
  • Justice Thomas scolds Supreme Court while honoring Scalia

    11/18/2016 5:04:17 AM PST · by kevcol · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 17, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    "Today it is the view of many that the Supreme Court is the giver of liberties—what an odd conception of governance that We the People are dependent on the third branch of government to grant us our freedom," Thomas said. "With such unchecked judicial power, the court day-by-day, case-by-case, is busy designing the Constitution—as Justice Scalia once quipped—instead of interpreting it." . . . "Whether we in this room tonight ultimately win or lose the effort to reclaim the forms of government that the Framers intended, it is our duty to stand firm in the defense of the Constitutional principles...
  • Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Denies Groping Accusation

    10/27/2016 12:40:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 81 replies
    law.com /time.com ^ | 10/27/16 | Justin Worland
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has denied a sexual assault accusation leveled against him by a one-time female dinner guest, according to a report published Thursday. The allegation, reported in the National Law Journal, comes nearly three weeks after Moira Smith wrote on Facebook that Thomas had grabbed her buttocks multiple times during a 1999 dinner party at the justice’s home. Smith, now general counsel to Enstar Natural Gas Company, said she was one of several Truman scholar invited to Thomas’ home that evening and was setting the table when the alleged unwanted contact occurred. She was 23 at the...
  • Former Ted Cruz Delegate: Why I'm Voting for Donald Trump

    10/25/2016 12:59:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Chrisma ^ | October 24, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    As a national security leader said to me, "Donald Trump's victory may not be the conservative movement's victory, but his defeat is America's defeat. His win gives us room to maneuver, while his defeat seems poised to end our liberties." As progressives erode and weaken what is exceptional about America, I worry we may not have four more years to spare. I fear we are sliding toward "the darkness" Ronald Reagan warned of when he said, "We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the first...
  • Smithsonian on Why Clarence Thomas is Not in New African American Museum: We Cannot Tell Every Story

    10/18/2016 9:20:02 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 10/18/2016 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The new Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s tagline is “powerful moments in African American history, culture, and community.” However, the museum – with a $540 million price tag funded 50 percent by U.S. taxpayers and with a collection of more than 36,000 artifacts and 100,000 people represented – doesn’t include many prominent blacks, including Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Edward Brooke, a Republican who became the first African American to be elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote in 1966. After touring the new museum and exploring the website, which contains...
  • What Anita Hill and Bill Clinton Can Teach Us About Donald Trump and Women

    10/17/2016 10:51:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    There will be some people going to the polls next month who were not even born when these events happened. Yet the print and broadcast media are a swirl with tales of powerful men, the women they interacted with and, of course, sex.The trouble is that most of what is being said is wrong. Take Anita Hill. Twenty-five years ago she appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee and in dramatic testimony, televised to a national viewing audience, accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexually harassing her while she was his employee. Some writers are now comparing Donald Trump...
  • Clarence Thomas Is Conspicuously Absent In The New Black History Smithsonian

    10/05/2016 9:37:26 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 43 replies
    Justice Clarence Thomas, the second black man to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, is practically absent from the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.
  • Clarence Thomas: Standing Up For What’s Right

    07/18/2016 10:29:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/18/2016 | Ed Feulner
    “It’s not my Constitution to play around with.” I’ve read many quotations from Clarence Thomas over the years, especially now, as he marks 25 years as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. But this particular one, drawn from something he said to The Wall Street Journal a few years ago, really struck home with me. It cuts to the heart of why he’s been such an outstanding member of the high court during the last quarter century. Simply put, he gets it. Unlike other justices, past and present, with a lamentable skill for discovering all kinds of unexpected...
  • The Clarence Thomas Story: An American Masterpiece

    07/07/2016 6:46:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Ken KluKowski.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. Justice Thomas’s life is an only-in-America success story. As movingly recounted in his autobiography, My Grandfather’s Son, Clarence Thomas was born into extremely modest circumstances, then raised by his maternal grandparents when his mother became unable to provide for him and his brother. This man of humble origins eventually made his way to Yale Law School, quickly rose through the ranks of public service...
  • Wife of Clarence Thomas: Retirement Rumors Aren't True

    06/20/2016 2:05:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Guy Benson
    This item in the Washington Examiner touched off a brief spate of panic among right-leaning Court watchers late yesterday, as conservatives contemplated the potential ramifications of another SCOTUS vacancy arising upon the departure of a reliably conservative justice. Antonin Scalia's death earlier this year was a serious blow that underscored the stakes of the fall election. Could it possibly be true that Clarence Thomas is also eying the exits -- even with the Democrats favored to retain the White House at this point in the race? Justice Clarence Thomas, a reliable conservative vote on the Supreme Court, is mulling retirement after the presidential election, according...
  • Clarence Thomas's Wife Blasts "Bogus" Retirement Rumors

    06/20/2016 7:46:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 20, 2016 | Lydia Wheeler
    The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is slamming reports that her husband is considering retirement. In a Facebook post, Ginni Thomas called an article in The Washington Examiner “bogus.” “For all those contacting me about the possibility of my husband retiring, I say --- unsubscribe from those false news sources and carry on with your busy lives.”
  • Panic Sets In Over Prospect Of Losing Another Conservative SCOTUS Justice (Thomas Retiring)

    06/20/2016 5:21:15 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 36 replies
    hotair.com ^ | June 20, 2016
    While not entirely unexpected, this is what we might refer to as a wake-up call. As reported by the Washington Examiner over the weekend, sources close to conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas say that he’s looking at announcing his retirement after the elections this November. Justice Clarence Thomas, a reliable conservative vote on the Supreme Court, is mulling retirement after the presidential election, according to court watchers.
  • End of conservative Supreme Court: Clarence Thomas may be next to leave

    06/19/2016 12:51:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 19, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Justice Clarence Thomas, a reliable conservative vote on the Supreme Court, is mulling retirement after the presidential election, according to court watchers. Thomas, appointed by former President George H.W. Bush and approved by the Senate after a bitter confirmation, has been considering retirement for a while and never planned to stay until he died, they said. He likes to spend summers in his RV with his wife. His retirement would have a substantial impact on control of the court. The next president is expected to immediately replace the seat opened by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, providing a...
  • Seven Times Democrats Were Overtly Racist On Judges Before Trump

    06/06/2016 4:51:46 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/6/16 | Casey Harper
    1.Justice Sonia Sotomayor famously invoked her identity as a “wise Latina” who could outdo a white man. “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would, more often than not, reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” she said in an October, 2001 speech that became a point of criticism for Republicans. 2.When Donald Trump released his list of potential Supreme Court nominees, the left was quick to point out they were all white. Think Progress published an article titled “Your Ultimate Guide To The 11 White People...
  • SOCIAL JUSTICE VS. AMERICA’S FOUNDING PRINCIPLES

    05/23/2016 8:31:52 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 22, 2016 | Deborah Lambert
    The eloquent Justice Clarence Thomas recently warned the class of 2016 in a commencement address at Hillsdale College that since "the rising tide of social justice demands run afoul of this nation's founding principles," this year’s grads should "prioritize hard work, civic duty and personal responsibility." "As you go through life, try to be that person that teaches others how to be better people and better citizens," Thomas said. "Do not hide your faith and your beliefs under a bushel basket, especially in this world that seems to have gone bad with political correctness." Thomas also honored his former colleague...