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  • Supreme Court session begins without ill Clarence Thomas

    10/07/2019 9:19:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/19 | Rebecca Klar
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was reportedly absent from the bench Monday as the court reconvened for its new term. Chief Justice John Roberts said in his opening remarks that Thomas was "indisposed" due to an illness but said the conservative judge would still be participating in deciding the three cases the court is hearing arguments about, according to Reuters. Details of Thomas's illness were not immediately disclosed. SNIP
  • Former Senator Hank Brown: ‘I Would Be Surprised If [Biden] Survives The Primaries’

    08/21/2019 6:12:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 21, 2019 | Tristan Justice
    Former U.S. Sen. George Hanks Brown (R-Colo.), who goes by “Hank Brown,” said in a recent interview that former vice president and current Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden is by no means a moderate. “Senator Biden is a pleasant, outgoing individual,” Brown said. He was a colleague of Biden’s in the early to mid-90s. But Brown added that Biden is certainly no moderate: “He was consistently one of the most liberal members of the U.S. Senate. To hear him described as a moderate could only happen only in Washington D.C.”Hanks’ comments on Biden came in an interview with National Review...
  • Roberts Thwarted Trump, but Liberals Helped Undercut the Bureaucratic State

    07/13/2019 4:13:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 44 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 11, 2019 | John Yoo and James Phillips
    Chief Justice Roberts, joined by the four liberal justices (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor), declared that “the evidence tells a story that does not match the explanation the Secretary gave for his decision.” The “sole stated reason” for adding the citizenship question to the census, he observed, “seems to have been contrived.” Federal agencies must “offer genuine justifications for important decisions, reasons that can be scrutinized by courts and the interested public.” Otherwise, judicial review becomes “an empty ritual.” In dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, correctly called the...
  • Justice Thomas Provides Clarity on the Memorial Cross

    06/26/2019 9:53:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2019 | Terry Jeffrey
    Ninety-nine years ago, Democrat Sen. John Walter Smith of Maryland provided $50 of his own -- not government -- money to help erect a cross in his home state. He was responding to a request from Mrs. Martin Redman, a mother who had lost her son in World War I. To honor him and the 48 other men from Prince George's County who had lost their lives in the war, she had joined the Prince George's Memorial Committee, whose goal was to erect a memorial not far from the Maryland border with the District of Columbia. In a thank-you note,...
  • Clarence Thomas Benchslaps the Federal Government in a Property Rights Case

    06/21/2019 1:15:24 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Reason ^ | June 21, 2019 | Damon Root
    ... In addition to being a victory for property owners, Knick v. Township of Scott is also notable for featuring some sharp words from Justice Clarence Thomas directed at the federal government. As Thomas noted in a concurring opinion, the U.S. solicitor general filed an amicus brief in the case which argued that "the failure to provide contemporaneous compensation for a taking does not violate the Fifth Amendment if the government has provided an adequate mechanism for obtaining just compensation." What's wrong with that? Here is a sample of Thomas' rather pointed rebuke to the federal government: The United States…urges...
  • Clarence Thomas calls for abandoning 'demonstrably erroneous' precedent (trunc)

    06/18/2019 8:18:09 AM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 17, 2019 | Gregg Re
    In a concurring opinion in a Supreme Court case announced Monday, Justice Clarence Thomas issued a lengthy call for his colleagues to overturn "demonstrably erroneous decisions" even if they have been upheld for decades -- prompting legal observers to say Thomas was laying the groundwork to overturn the seminal 1973 case Roe v. Wade, which established a constitutional right to abortion. Thomas' blunt opinion came in Gamble v. United States, a case concerning the so-called "double-jeopardy" doctrine, which generally prohibits an individual from being charged twice for the same crime. But both pro-life and pro-choice advocates quickly noted the implications...
  • Clarence Thomas calls for abandoning 'demonstrably erroneous' precedent

    06/17/2019 3:14:59 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    In a concurring opinion in a Supreme Court case announced Monday, Justice Clarence Thomas issued a lengthy call for his colleagues to overturn "demonstrably erroneous decisions" even if they have been upheld for decades -- prompting legal observers to say Thomas was laying the groundwork to overturn the seminal 1973 case Roe v. Wade, which established a constitutional right to abortion. Thomas' blunt opinion came in a case concerning the so-called "double-jeopardy" doctrine, which generally prohibits an individual from being charged twice for the same crime. But both pro-life and pro-choice advocates quickly noted the implications of his reasoning for...
  • Thomas urges Supreme Court to reverse 'demonstrably erroneous decisions'

    06/17/2019 9:52:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/17/19 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday said that the Supreme Court should take more action to overturn prior “demonstrably erroneous decisions.” In a concurring opinion issued in a double-jeopardy case, Thomas wrote that he believes the court was correct in not overturning a doctrine that allows an individual to be charged with the same crime by federal and state prosecutors. However, he wrote that the Supreme Court should revisit its use of the “stare decisis” doctrine, under which a past precedent is not be overturned unless there’s a compelling reason to do so. Thomas wrote that the use of the judicial...
  • Here is the patriarchy, handily summed up in one Joe Biden image (hard-left hating on Joe)

    06/12/2019 11:07:58 AM PDT · by dead · 42 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 6/12 | JOE BERKOWITZ
    The look on Biden’s face. The forceful, accusatory finger. Her reaction. It all comes together in a photo that captures how certain men see the world. On Tuesday afternoon, a CUNY professor sent out a series of tweets recounting Joe Biden’s flagrantly horny interactions with women in the audience for his speech. As individual cringey lines began their echo chamber orbit through retweets and screenshots, one crucial piece of context was missing. The speech was from 1973. The American people already know where Joe Biden is coming from with regards to women. We know how he treated Anita Hill. We...
  • Keeping That SCOTUS Majority May Mean Some Hard Choices, And Soon

    06/10/2019 2:49:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    It just takes a cursory look at the ages of current Supreme Court justice to notice that Democrats have a distinct disadvantage, for now. That’s because its two oldest justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg at 86 and Stephen Breyer at 80, are both long past the time when normal working folks typically trade in their work boots for fedoras and beach sandals.But SCOTUS is no ordinary job, and these are not ordinary times. Both Ginsburg and Breyer know the politics behind any potential retirement plans, and both are doubtless planning to cling to their jobs like a pair of good dentures until...
  • In Praise of Clarence Thomas

    06/05/2019 4:52:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2019 | Star Parker
    Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is, once again, under attack. And, once again, the attacks are from liberals who cannot tolerate Thomas' consistent, unyielding and faithful commitment to America's founding principles. The latest concerns Thomas' 20-page opinion offered up in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, recently considered by the Supreme Court. Planned Parenthood challenged Indiana law prohibiting abortion for reasons of sex, race or non-life threatening deformity. The challenge was upheld in district court and the law overturned. However, the Supreme Court chose not to rule on the matter for procedural reasons, turning it back to...
  • In praise of Clarence Thomas

    06/04/2019 7:50:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    StarParker.com ^ | June 4, 2019 | Star Parker
    Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is, once again, under attack. And, once again, the attacks are from liberals who cannot tolerate Thomas' consistent, unyielding and faithful commitment to America's founding principles. The latest concerns Thomas' 20-page opinion offered up in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, recently considered by the Supreme Court. Planned Parenthood challenged Indiana law prohibiting abortion for reasons of sex, race or non-life threatening deformity. The challenge was upheld in district court and the law overturned. However, the Supreme Court chose not to rule on the matter for procedural reasons, turning it back to...
  • Clarence Thomas has 'no idea' where retirement rumors come from

    06/03/2019 3:37:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/03/19 | Zack Budryk
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas dismissed rumors of his impending retirement in an interview at the Supreme Court Historical Society on Monday. "I have no idea where this stuff comes from," Thomas said, responding to chatter he planned to announce his retirement in June. "One of the things you have to get used to in this business ... is that people can say things about you and for you that have nothing to do with you." Thomas similarly said an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture misrepresented his thinking on affirmative action and that...
  • Clarence Thomas Speaks the Truth for SCOTUS on Abortion

    05/29/2019 6:50:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 29, 2019 | Mario Diaz
    In today's concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Justice Clarence Thomas dared speak the truth about the abortion industry in an area of law and policy infested with euphemisms, deception, and distortion. That "the Constitution itself is silent on abortion," for example, is a most obvious observation that anyone old enough to read can confirm. But to write it plainly in a Supreme Court opinion, as he did, is nothing short of an act of courage in today's day and age, when the darkness of abortion has such a firm grip on our political, legal,...
  • Clarence Thomas Exposes Abortion's Ties to Racist Eugenics in Scathing Fetal Remains Case Opinion

    05/28/2019 1:47:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 28, 2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas sits as he is introduced during anevent at the Library of Congress in Washington.On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to take up the issue of Indiana's ban on abortion specifically for the sex, race, or disability of the baby to be killed. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a powerful opinion revealing the connections between the racist eugenics movement and the abortion movement. He warned that if Planned Parenthood is able to get sex-selective, race-specific, and disability-targeted abortions codified as a woman's right under the Constitution, that would enshrine a horrific movement rightly left in...
  • Justices Ginsburg, Thomas trade barbs in Supreme Court ruling on state abortion matter

    05/28/2019 2:27:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Clarence Thomas had two very different opinions when it came to a ruling on Tuesday that effectively upheld an Indiana law on disposal of fetal remains. The court’s ruling allowed Indiana to enforce a requirement that abortion clinics either bury or cremate fetal remains following an abortion. The justices said in an unsigned opinion that the case does not involve limits on abortion rights. Ginsburg was one of two liberal-leaning justices who dissented. Ginsburg said in a short solo opinion that she believes the issue does impact a woman's right to have an...
  • Thomas and Breyer’s ‘Stare’ Contest

    05/23/2019 5:47:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 22, 2019 | Myron Magnet
    At crucial junctures, the Supreme Court has twisted the Constitution that guarantees liberty toward government oppression. Start with The Slaughter-House Cases (1873) and U.S. v. Cruikshank (1876), which blew away the protection of the Bill of Rights with which the 14th Amendment’s framers and ratifiers thought they had clothed freed slaves against depredations by state governments. The result was 90 years of Jim Crow tyranny in the South. “I have a personal interest in this,” Justice Thomas once said. “I lived under segregation.” He grew up in 1950s Savannah, Ga., where the law forbade him to drink out of this...
  • Panic Over the Supreme Court

    05/14/2019 6:37:05 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 35 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | May 14, 2019 | Editorial Board
    The new conservative majority at the Supreme Court seems to have everyone on edge. That is evident following the decision of the Nine to overturn a precedent on the question of whether the Constitution — as Justice Clarence Thomas put it in a majority opinion — “permits a State to be sued by a private party without its consent in the courts of a different State.” The court, which had said yes in 1979, now says no. Forget that the case has nothing to do with Roe v. Wade (even the Times concedes that). The liberals’ sudden solicitude for stare...
  • Justice Clarence Thomas’ moment may finally have arrived

    05/04/2019 1:59:16 PM PDT · by upsdriver · 48 replies
    AP ^ | 5/4/2019 | JESSICA GRESKO
    Clarence Thomas has been a Supreme Court justice for nearly three decades. It may finally be his moment. Many Americans know Thomas largely from his bruising 1991 confirmation hearing, when he was accused of sexual harassment charges by former employee Anita Hill — charges he denied. People may know he’s a conservative and has gone years without speaking during arguments at the court. But scholars say it would be wise to pay closer attention to Thomas. Thomas is now the longest-serving member of a court that has recently gotten more conservative, putting him in a unique and potentially powerful position,...
  • Joe Biden Should Apologize To Clarence Thomas, Not To Anita Hill

    05/01/2019 10:16:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/01/2019 | By Inez Feltscher Stepman
    History becomes myth, myths become legends, and legends become unquestionable. And if a biased media is writing the story, even dubious tales can turn into unassailable “fact” with the right combination of narrative and time. This has been the case with Anita Hill.Hill’s testimony alleging that Clarence Thomas, then a nominee for the Supreme Court, repeatedly harassed her in the workplace made for explosive politics back in 1991. It’s reemerging as an issue in 2019 thanks to the new presidential candidacy of Joe Biden. As senator, Biden chaired the Judiciary Committee, and in the eyes of the Democratic voters...