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  • Justice Clarence Thomas: Section 230 Protections for Big Tech Are Too Broad

    10/15/2020 12:43:52 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 14 2020 | TOM CICCOTTA
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas argued that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) is applied too broadly to social media companies in a recent letter. The law, which was passed at the beginning of the dot-com era, allows internet companies to avoid liability for content that has been posted by users on their platform. According to Thomas, “many courts have construed the law broadly to confer sweeping immunity on some of the largest companies in the world.” According to a report by Axios, Justice Clarence Thomas suggested that Section 230 of the CDA should be narrowed. Section 230...
  • Clarence Thomas: The Supreme Court Needs to 'Fix' Its Same-Sex Marriage Decision

    10/05/2020 4:59:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | OCT 05, 2020 2:57 PM EST | TYLER O'NEIL
    On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to take up the case Kim Davis v. David Ermold, which revolved around former Rowan County, Ky., clerk Kim Davis, who notoriously refused to grant same-sex marriage licenses to a homosexual couple, citing her belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. While Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas agreed not to take up the case, they argued that the Supreme Court needs to “fix” a central error in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), the case that legalized same-sex marriage, because the Court’s ruling supports anti-religious bigotry. Ermold, one of the homosexual men...
  • Justices Thomas, Alito slam Obergefell same-sex marriage decision as Supreme Court denies Kim Davis case

    10/05/2020 11:34:24 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 05 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito said Monday that Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court case that mandated all states recognize same-sex marriages, is "found nowhere in the text" of the Constitution and threatens "the religious liberty of the many Americans who believe that marriage is a sacred institution between one man and one woman." The statement was written by Thomas and joined by Alito about the case of Kim Davis, a former Kentucky county clerk who said she would not give same-sex couples marriage licenses. The two justices said they agreed with the consensus of the court that it...
  • Democrats’ ‘Norm’ Is Brutalizing The Reputations Of Republican Court Nominees

    09/24/2020 6:59:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 24, 2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    For the last 30 years, Republican nominations for the Supreme Court have faced personal, ugly, defamatory attacks from Democrats. We’ve been hearing a lot from Democrats and the media this week about how President Trump and Senate Republicans are “violating norms” with their plans to nominate and confirm a Supreme Court justice before the November election. Of course, the clear historical norm in this situation is for a sitting president to nominate and, if his party controls the Senate, for the Senate to confirm a new justice — even in an election year.The norm Republicans are following isn’t the one...
  • Clarence Thomas’ wife denounces town’s Black Lives Matter sign, slams organization

    07/10/2020 10:33:03 AM PDT · by karpov · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | Steven Nelson
    Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the prominent conservative activist married to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, recently denounced a DC-area Black Lives Matter banner. Black Lives Matter is a “Trojan Horse” for “mob rule” and “cultural revolution,” Thomas wrote in a June 24 email to Clifton, Virginia, officials, the Washington Post reports. Thomas, who is white but whose husband is the only black Supreme Court justice, is influential in her own right in DC and in White House meetings and has pushed President Trump to pick more conservative aides. Thomas objected to a banner that reads “Welcome to Clifton where Black Lives...
  • SCOTUS Decision Allowing Religious Exemptions On Birth Control Is A Big Win For Religious Liberty

    07/08/2020 5:37:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2020 | Paulina Enk
    In a major win for religious liberty, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 on Wednesday that employers with moral or religious objections would be exempt from the federal mandate that requires company health insurance to cover birth control. The case was a consolidation of The Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania and Trump v. Pennsylvania, both of which sought to alter the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). While the bill itself had no requirements for contraceptive access being guaranteed, this became mandatory through interim final rules (IFRs). While Churches have always been exempt...
  • Rumors Swirl: Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas May Retire

    07/01/2020 12:12:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 139 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/01/20 | Joel Pollak
    Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas may be planning to retire soon, according to rumors in the media Wednesday.Robert Costa reported in the Washington Post that the Trump administration was preparing for the possible retirement of Justice Clarence Thomas: Justice Clarence Thomas, a conservative appointed by George H.W. Bush, is privately seen by Trump’s aides as the most likely to retire this year. While Thomas has not given any indication of doing so, the White House and Senate Republicans are quietly preparing for a possible opening, according to a White House official and two outside Trump political advisers who spoke on the...
  • The Missing Constitution

    06/20/2020 4:20:29 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/20/20 | Gerard Perry
    Some thoughts on Supreme Court jurisprudence, what the Constitution actually protects, and why we can't trust the courts.
  • 7 Times John Roberts Was A Leftist Hack

    06/19/2020 7:02:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    John Roberts is a politician — a politician who consistently makes laws, inconsistently applies the Constitution, and can't be voted out of office. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Unelected leftist politicians in robes with lifetime tenure. Turns out, the Supreme Court is a joke, and the punchline is Chief Justice John Roberts.Two high court decisions this week brought that reality into focus, when the George W. Bush-appointed chief sided with leftist justices to say sexual orientation is “sex,” and that the current commander in chief can’t undo unlawful executive action from a past president because of his reasons.Roberts has quite the...
  • On Daca, Obama Can but Trump Can’t. The Supreme Court endorses a double regulatory standard.

    06/18/2020 7:52:26 PM PDT · by karpov · 68 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 18, 2020 | WSJ Editorial Board
    ... Chief Justice John Roberts joined the four liberals, as he so often has, in ruling that the Trump Administration hadn’t properly followed the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). The Court remanded the rescission back to DHS to rewrite with a formal rule-making with notice and comment period. This may seem routine, but the problem is that the Obama Administration never followed the APA when it issued Daca in 2012. Daca was never tested in court, but the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2015 issued an injunction against a companion order to Daca. The Supreme Court upheld that injunction, and...
  • SCOTUS Gun Case Denials Signal Conservative Justices Don’t Trust Roberts With The Second Amendment

    06/17/2020 7:13:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 17, 2020 | Lawrence Keane
    The fact that four justices who complained that the court needed to hear Second Amendment cases passed on 10 chances to do so tells us much about the courtÂ’s 'swing vote.' The U.S. Supreme CourtÂ’s decision to pass on nearly a dozen gun-rights-related cases is breathtaking, not in the denial of hearing any, but in the seeming admission that the conservative associate justices think Chief Justice John Roberts canÂ’t be trusted to protect the Bill of Rights.The nationÂ’s top court denied writ of certiorari to 10 cases. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearm industry trade association, submitted amicus curiae...
  • Rob Lowe Is Buddies With Clarence Thomas, Because Of Course

    06/15/2020 2:19:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 15, 2020 | Jonah Gottschalk
    In a conversation with Conan O'Brian, the "Parks and Rec" star described their charity work together, and the time the Justice gave Lowe's son career tips. In a recent episode of Conan O’Brian’s podcast “Conan O’Brian Needs a Friend,” actor Rob Lowe revealed an excellent surprise. The “Parks and Rec” star let it slip when he was asked by Conan about what unusual people he was friends with. “Uh, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas? Told ya. Look at (your) eyes. That eye vein popped!” Lowe said. Lowe explained to the incredulous Irishman how he had gotten to know the justice....
  • Supreme Court decides not to hear big gun rights cases, dealing blow to Second Amendment activists

    06/15/2020 8:09:46 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 96 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 15, 2020 | Tucker Higgins
    The Supreme Court on Monday said it will not hear appeals of a slew of cases involving gun laws, dealing a blow to Second Amendment activists who seek to expand the rights of gun owners. In an order released Monday morning, the court denied petitions for appeals of 10 cases. ... Thomas, in a written dissent Monday, took issue with his colleagues on the Supreme Court rejecting the appeal of a New Jersey business owner, Thomas Rogers, who was challenging his state’s requirement that a person show “justifiable need” before being issued a handgun permit. Rogers services automatic teller machines...
  • Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

    05/25/2020 6:03:12 PM PDT · by beejaa · 14 replies
    PBS SoCal ^ | May 25, 2020 | Michael Pack, Director
    The movie is free at the link until June 2.
  • Clarence Thomas Isn’t A ‘Symbol Of The Trump Era.’ He’s An American Icon

    05/20/2020 10:16:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 20, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Ever since he matured from Marxist revolutionary to conservative heavyweight champ, the American left has felt free to smear Clarence Thomas. Ever since he matured from Marxist revolutionary to conservative heavyweight champ, the American left has felt free to smear Clarence Thomas in ways they’d scream “racism!” at if he were still one of them. It’s a half-century reminder of which political team consistently weaponizes a twisted conception of racism to obtain power at any cost, instead of recognizing racism as a moral evil with objective standards of transgression that apply equally to all.In this reprehensible tradition, The New York...
  • Remembering the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas story: PBS, of all outlets, broadcasts a great documentary about Justice Clarence Thomas.

    05/20/2020 5:46:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/20/2020 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    On Monday night, our local PBS station showed "Created Equal.....Clarence Thomas in his own words."     It was a great documentary and I learned a few things about his early days and marriage.   Like some of you, I recall the day that President Bush nominated him.  I happened to be with my father that day and he seemed very happy with the choice.  He told me that Thomas would make a great justice because he faced a lot of adverisity coming up in life.  (On a personal note, "overcoming adversity" was a theme that my late father would always...
  • Clarence Thomas: Borked But Not Silenced

    05/19/2020 7:18:59 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 5-19-20 | MOTUS
    I turned my local PBS station last night for the sole purpose of recording the premier of the documentary, Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words. And “his own words” are powerful indeed: I watched the entire show. Perhaps it was Justice Thomas’ voice itself, resonant, measured and mesmerizing. Or perhaps it was the surprise of finding a PBS offering that didn’t reflexively trash the Chief Court Justice just because he is a conservative.  David Zurawik of The Baltimore Sun reveals the Left’s take on the documentary in the title of his review: If you want a one-sided, right-wing, celebratory...
  • Passed By for Decades, Clarence Thomas Is a New Symbol of the Trump Era

    05/18/2020 1:19:17 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 6 replies
    DNYUZ ^ | 18 May 2020
    He was the subject of a recent book, “The Enigma of Clarence Thomas,” which led to a flurry of articles and book reviews on his life and legal thought. A new biographical documentary, made by the conservative filmmaker Michael Pack, airs Monday on PBS. For the project, the justice spoke to filmmakers for 30 hours — an astounding feat for a jurist who once went 10 years without asking a question from the bench. “He would have never said, ‘Gee whiz, I should be an icon,’” said Helgi Walker, a lawyer at the firm Gibson Dunn who clerked for Justice...
  • Justice Clarence Thomas calls Roe v. Wade, gay ‘marriage’ ‘incorrect decisions’ in new opinion

    04/23/2020 9:10:37 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies
    LIFESITENEWS.COM ^ | 4/22/2020
    In the same ruling, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, talked about 'erroneous precedents.' During a recent Supreme Court ruling, Justice Clarence Thomas referred to Roe v. Wade as one of many “incorrect decisions” in relation to the Fourteenth Amendment. Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision, imposed abortion on demand across the United States. In the same context of “incorrect decisions,” Thomas also mentioned the 2015 ruling Obergefell v. Hodges, which guaranteed a “right” to homosexual “marriage.” The final decision Thomas classified as “incorrect” was Dred Scott v. Sandford, according to which the Constitution of the United States was not meant to...
  • Three Lefty Supreme Court Justices Affirm Originalism In Unanimous Jury Ruling

    04/22/2020 5:22:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 22, 2020 | Kyle Sammin
    With three conservatives and three liberals signing on to the originalist ruling in Ramos v. Louisiana, we see more evidence that the 'living Constitution' school of thought is in decline. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that for defendants to be convicted of crimes, juries must decide their guilt unanimously, not by a simple majority or any other fraction. If that seems obvious, it may be because in the federal judiciary and the courts of 48 states, this is already the law and has been for a long time. Oregon and Louisiana were, until this week, the only outliers. In applying...