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  • Opinion: Clarence Thomas Is the new Chief Justice

    07/22/2021 5:51:20 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | July 22, 2021 | Jeffrey Toobin
    In the waning days of Donald Trump's presidency, Amy Coney Barrett won confirmation to the Supreme Court and Clarence Thomas received an equally consequential promotion -- to Chief Justice of the United States. Not officially, of course. John G. Roberts, Jr., retains the title and the middle seat on the Supreme Court bench. But the Chief Justice has just one essential power that differentiates his role from that of the other Justices. The Chief has the right to assign the court's opinions when he is in the majority. When the Chief Justice is in the minority, though, the assignment power...
  • Conservative Justices Warn Kavanaugh and Barrett Lack 'Fortitude' | Opinion

    07/07/2021 4:35:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/6/21 | JOSH BLACKMAN
    For the first time in a generation, there are six conservative justices on the Supreme Court. In time, this sextet will incrementally push the Court to the right. Yet, three of them are already sounding an alarm. Twice this term, Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch warned that Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett lack backbone. In an excessive force case, the conservative trio wrote that the two newest Justices were "unwilling to...bear[] the criticism that" denying the prisoner's appeal "would inevitably elicit." And in a religious liberty case, the Thomas-3 charged that Kavanaugh and Barrett lacked...
  • Justice Thomas dissents denial of cert regarding a marijuana related case

    06/28/2021 11:03:24 AM PDT · by zeugma · 28 replies
    The Supreme Court rejected hearing the case cited below. Justice Thomas dissented in that denial of cert. The case concerned a business that operated a medical-marijuana dispensary in Colorado. Since marijuana is still illegal accordig to federal law, there are legal and tax implications to that. This is something that really needs to be dealt with by the court. It is exactly this sort of thing that the court exists for. For governments and courts at all levels to continue to just wink at this stuff and not actually resolve what is, and is not actually legal is really nothing...
  • Justice Alito Bristles at Conservative Supreme Court's Incremental Course

    06/27/2021 1:46:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/25/21 | JOHN KRUZEL
    Justice Samuel Alito has drawn attention for his fiery criticism of Supreme Court rulings, with some court watchers especially struck by the degree of barely concealed hostility he directed at fellow conservative justices. Alito voiced opposition last week as the court, now with six conservative justices and three liberals, handed a narrow win to a Catholic charity and spared ObamaCare from a GOP challenge. The two decisions signaled the court may not be moving as far or as fast to the right as some expected. “My guess is that he's frustrated with what appear to be political compromises to reach...
  • New Cal State LA Ethnic Studies Dean Backed Farrakhan, Wished Clarence Thomas Dead

    06/25/2021 1:40:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Educationnext ^ | 6/24/21 | Ira Stoll
    The incoming dean of the newly created College of Ethnic Studies at California State University, Los Angeles is an ally of extremist Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and has publicly expressed hope that Clarence Thomas dies an early death. During a public television appearance in 1994, Malveaux said of Justice Clarence Thomas: “I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early, like many black men do, of heart disease.” In a 2018 column for the Birmingham Times, she wrote, “White people’s hatred for Minister Farrakhan is irrational and, might I say, racist.” A...
  • Old Reckless Crime Shouldn’t Lengthen Gun Sentence, High Court Rules (Gorsuch, Thomas join Kagan)

    06/10/2021 8:29:52 AM PDT · by ScubaDiver · 26 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 06/10/2021 | Jack Rodgers
    The Supreme Court split 5-4 on the case Thursday, with Justices Neil Gorsuch Clarence Thomas splitting off from other conservative members of the bench.WASHINGTON (CN) — A convicted felon whose priors included one instance of reckless aggravated assault should not have been given an enhanced sentence after he was later caught with a handgun, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Thursday.“The treatment of reckless offenses as ‘violent felonies’ would impose large sentencing enhancements on individuals (for example, reckless drivers) far afield from the ‘armed career criminals’ ACCA addresses — the kind of offenders who, when armed, could well ‘use [the]...
  • Thug who allegedly shot at Minneapolis National Guard and police has been arrested

    04/19/2021 8:45:19 PM PDT · by rxsid · 29 replies ^ | 04.19.2021 | JD Rucker
    Thug who allegedly shot at Minneapolis National Guard and police has been arrested Following the unhinged rant by Congresswoman Maxine Waters, someone decided to open fire on a group of Minneapolis National Guard and police officers on Sunday, injuring two. Now, a suspect has been arrested and charged for the crime. Andrew Thomas, 28, has been charged as a felon in possession of a firearm. He will appear Tuesday before Magistrate Judge Katherine M. Menendez in U.S. District Court. According to a DoJ press release: According to the allegations in the criminal complaint, during the early morning hours of April...
  • Supreme Court Allows Religious Speech Violation Lawsuit to Continue

    03/12/2021 6:56:25 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Washington D.C., Mar 8, 2021 / 05:00 pm MT (CNA).- The Supreme Court on Monday allowed a former college student to pursue a remedy against school officials who restricted when and where he could evangelize on campus. In Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski, the court ruled 8-1 that Chike Uzuegbunam, who was restricted from evangelizing on a public college campus, could sue school officials for nominal damages due to an alleged violation of his free speech. Justice Clarence Thomas authored the majority opinion, while Chief Justice John Roberts was the lone dissenter. “To demonstrate standing, the plaintiff must not only establish an...
  • SCOTUS, 8-1: You Better Believe Students Can Sue Colleges Over “Speech Zone” First Amendment Violations

    03/09/2021 9:32:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | March 8, 2021 | ED MORRISSEY
    That gasp heard after this ruling dropped comes from every college and university with a “free speech zone” and policies that impose heckler’s vetoes. Plaintiffs suing over restrictions on speech and religious expression on campus only need to establish “nominal damages” to gain standing, the Supreme Court ruled in an 8-1 decision, not necessarily actual damages. That opens up a vast new field of litigation that attorneys all across the country will rush to meet. The 8-1 ruling in Uzuegbunam v Preczewski from Justice Clarence Thomas does not actually settle the case in favor of the students, but the writing...
  • READ: Justice Thomas’s Blazing Dissent in Pennsylvania Election Case is One for the Ages

    02/22/2021 11:18:53 AM PST · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 87 replies ^ | February 22, 2021 | Kyle Becker
    The U.S. Supreme Court slapped American voters in the face with its decision not to hear the merits of a Pennsylvania election case. The lawsuit to hear about ballots unconstitutionally accepted after the Election Day deadline was rejected as “moot.” “The justices on Monday declined to take up cases challenging a Pennsylvania state court decision that extended the ballot-receipt deadline in last November’s election by three days due to the coronavirus pandemic,” reported Politico. In dissent was Justices Thomas, Gorsuch and Alito on the matter of hearing the case. The Trump-appointed justices of Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh dodged,...
  • Black Republicans urge National Museum of African American History to bolster Clarence Thomas exhibit

    02/06/2021 9:12:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/04/21 | Jake Dima
    A group of black Republican lawmakers and political figures sent a letter to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture calling for a more noteworthy tribute to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The letter, which was penned by newly elected Florida Rep. Byron Donalds, was signed by Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, Rep. Burgess Owens of Utah, Dr. Alveda King, and Kay Coles James, president of the conservative Heritage Foundation, among others. "Clarence Thomas, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, is a notable figure in Black history and American history as one...
  • Clarence Thomas' Message To Joke Bidet

    11/09/2020 9:17:32 AM PST · by ifinnegan · 24 replies
    MTA ^ | Today | mta
    Clarence Thomas: I haven't forgotten, Joe.
  • FEC may audit Common Cause head for breaches

    04/30/2003 3:14:58 PM PDT · by Jean S · 5 replies · 130+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/30/03 | Alexander Bolton
    Campaign fundraising reports for Chellie Pingree, a former Democratic Senate candidate form Maine who now heads Common Cause, contain numerous infractions that may prompt an audit by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), The Hill has learned. The prospect of an election commission audit of Pingree has raised eyebrows among campaign finance experts and lawyers because the well-known government watchdog group spearheaded the passage of the landmark Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act last year. In fact, campaign finance regulation has become Common Cause's signature issue in recent years. Pingree, who last year lost her bid to oust Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), became...
  • White House set to hold swearing-in ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett [by Clarence Thomas at 9pm EDT, just a few minutes from now!]

    10/26/2020 5:29:51 PM PDT · by catnipman · 234 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/26/2020 | Maegan Vazquez
    Amy Coney Barrett is slated to be sworn in to the Supreme Court by Justice Clarence Thomas at the White House on Monday evening following her expected successful Senate confirmation vote, according to a senior White House official.
  • We May Get a Conservative Chief Justice

    10/26/2020 4:38:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 126 replies
    WSJ Op-Ed ^ | James Taranto
    The chief justice is an especially potent swing voter, because he also has the power to assign authorship of the majority opinion, including to himself. That can help shape a decision’s scope and direction—usually, in Chief Justice Roberts’s case, by making it more tentative. If the chief justice is in dissent, however, the assignment power falls to the most senior associate justice in the majority. Clarence Thomas is now the most senior justice, so he will assign authorship any time he is in the majority and Chief Justice Roberts dissents. Justice Thomas is something of an anti-Roberts. His lone concurrences...
  • Clarence Thomas to administer constitutional oath to Amy Coney Barrett

    10/26/2020 1:55:06 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 26, 2020 | Sam Dorman
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will administer the official constitutional oath to Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Monday night if she is confirmed by the Senate, a senior White House official told Fox News. Thomas has long been considered one of the more conservative justices on the Court, along with Barrett's mentor, the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The would-be celebration of her confirmation won't be a large affair, President Trump said, noting that it will be "just a very nice event."
  • Ohio State prof says Clarence Thomas not ‘authentically Black’

    10/19/2020 6:01:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 10/15/2020 | John Hanson
    At a symposium hosted by Texas A&M University at Commerce, titled, "What the Truth Sounds Like," Professor Donna Ford argued that one of the significant problems in education is White females. She also noted that diversity of “skin color” is not enough, considering that she wouldn’t want “Clarence Thomas teaching my damn kids.” “There is a monopoly on education, where White females being about 85 percent of the teaching force, and then you know pretty much the same thing with white administrators. So White females I'm speaking to you, and I’m saying you’ve got to get your sh- stuff together,”...
  • Clarence Thomas Fraudster Anita Hill Can’t Figure Out Why People Don’t Trust Harassment Accusations

    10/15/2020 8:32:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 10/15/2020 | Mark Paoletta
    Anita Hill is in the news again, this time unveiling a report by the Hollywood Commission, a nonprofit she heads allegedly devoted to addressing sexual harassment and other woke matters in Hollywood. Hill’s big finding? A high number of people surveyed, 64 percent, believe someone in a position of power will not be held accountable for sexual harassment. Why this troubling number? Because leftist, radical feminists such as Hill continually inject politics into this problem. Hill and the feminist movement have turned the serious crimes of sexual assault and harassment into a political game. Instead of fighting to bring every...
  • The Dems Should Bring Biden into the Senate to Manage Their Ruth Bader Ginsburg Replacement Circus

    09/21/2020 8:46:13 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 11 replies
    Freep | 09-21-2020 | CharlesOconnell
    "You know and I know what we're talking about", Biden endlessly repeated in his ignoramissimo tour de force performance leading the Senate confirmation hearing of Justice Thomas. (He was trying to imply he, Biden, was "on the indside" with Clarence Thomas, about knowing that Roe v Wade was what it was all about, in a smirky, smarky way, Biden himself perhaps rolling his own eyes.)"One of the things you do in hearings, is you have to site there and look attentively [without rolling your eyes] at people you know have no idea what they're talking about." - Justice Clarence Thomas
  • Non Compos Mentis (NinComPoop) The Real Joe Biden and Anita Hill

    09/11/2020 8:54:26 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 11, 2020 | Paul Kengor
    “Joe Biden knew Anita Hill was going to be an issue for him,” noted the Times. “So a few weeks ago, as he prepared for his presidential announcement, he reached out to her through an intermediary and arranged a telephone call, hoping to assuage her. It did not go how he had hoped.”On the literal first day of his presidential campaign, team Biden disclosed the phone call, saying the former chairman of the Judiciary Committee expressed to Hill “his regret for what she endured.” But alas, Hill told the Times, “the call from Mr. Biden left her feeling deeply unsatisfied.”The...