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Clarence Thomas

  1. politics
    Why Kavanaugh Replacement Neomi Rao Is So ControversialRao, who was confirmed to the nation’s second highest court, faced flak for her views on everything from date rape to deregulation to dwarf-tossing.
  2. judicial appointments
    Trump Aide, Thomas Protégé Confirmed for Top Circuit CourtNeomi Rao, with an assist from Clarence Thomas, satisfied conservatives on abortion policy, and could be a candidate for a Supreme Court opening.
  3. supreme court
    Supreme Court Applies Ban on ‘Excessive Fines’ to States and LocalitiesThe unanimous decision could have a big impact on state and local government, sparking many lawsuits aimed at fines, fees, and asset seizures.
  4. covington catholic
    Covington Catholic Teen Sues Washington Post for a Reasonable $250 MillionNicholas Sandmann – a teenager perceived by the media as an avatar of entitlement – argues that he is entitled to a ridiculous sum of money.
  5. first amendment
    Clarence Thomas Wants to Make It Easier to Sue for LibelIn an opinion that Trump will cheer, the eccentric conservative justice attacks a long-settled precedent on criticism of public figures.
  6. clarence thomas
    Is Trump Trying to Ease Clarence Thomas Off the Supreme Court?A Thomas retirement this year would probably give conservatives an extended hold on the Supreme Court.
  7. supreme court
    What’s It Mean That Supreme Court—and Kavanaugh—Sided With Planned Parenthood?The new justice voted with liberals in declining to hear a case that could have cut off funding for the group.
  8. supreme court
    What’s It Mean That the Court, and Kavanaugh, Sided With Planned Parenthood?The new justice voted with liberals in declining to hear a case that could have cut off funding for the group.
  9. black conservatives
    Black Conservatives Could Attract Black Voters If They Treated Them Like AdultsA controversial radio ad in Arkansas showcases why Republicans fail to win black votes — even when they use black spokespersons.
  10. the kavanaugh hearings
    Republicans Approach Kavanaugh Victory As Collins and Flake Signal ApprovalIt seems a cursory look at allegations against Kavanaugh was enough for two crucial Republican senators.
  11. the kavanaugh hearings
    Ghosts of Anita Hill Testimony, Crime Bill Haunt Biden’s 2020 Presidential BidJoe Biden actions while he was chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee could cause problems for a presidential run.
  12. the kavanaugh hearings
    Another Judge, Another Woman, Another Slap in the FaceHistory repeats itself, but it’s usually a little less blatant than this.
  13. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Trump Should Have Nominated a Woman to the Supreme CourtTrump’s famous vetting process did not protect him from a SCOTUS nominee who may join the president as a presumed sexual predator.
  14. the kavanaugh hearings
    Most Americans Can’t Name a Supreme Court JusticeThis fact is crucial to a choice the Democrats made when deciding their strategy to oppose Kavanaugh
  15. The GOP Is Setting Up a Narrow Window for the Kavanaugh ConfirmationChuck Grassley says he hopes to wrap it all up by the beginning of October, and his party had better hope he’s not off by much.
  16. Amy Coney Barrett Looks Like a Future Trump SCOTUS PickBarrett made a strong impression on Donald Trump, who can just see her and her large family at a photo op announcing a future SCOTUS nomination.
  17. Are Democrats Crying Wolf on Threat to Abortion Rights?The threat to abortion rights is very real, even if conservatives have grown adept at pretending otherwise.
  18. Bracing for a Supreme Court Retirement BombshellAt the end of the term, the focus is on Kennedy, whose retirement could ignite the Senate races. But Thomas’s exit might spark a battle in the GOP.
  19. The Supreme Court Is Showing Where It Might Go on AbortionA 5-4 decision protecting pro-life counseling centers from disclosure laws gives clues on the conservative majority’s thinking.
  20. The Supreme Court Just Put a Ding in the Surveillance StateChief Justice Roberts broke from his fellow conservatives to make cell-phone location data less accessible to cops.
  21. Gorsuch Sides With Court Liberals — But Follows Scalia — in Deportation CaseIf someone can explain to Trump that his pet SCOTUS Justice was just following Scalia, he may remain calm about a decision stopping deportations.
  22. Clarence Thomas Angry That SCOTUS Doesn’t Love GunsThomas can’t seem to get three other conservative justices to get aggressive in defending gun rights. So he’s drawing attention to the problem.
  23. power
    The Case for Impeaching Clarence ThomasIt’s time to reexamine the evidence that Clarence Thomas lied to get onto the Supreme Court — and to talk seriously about impeachment.
  24. power
    The Forgotten Testimonies Against Clarence ThomasThree women who accused Thomas of inappropriate behavior had interviews quietly entered into the record, without being called to formally testify.
  25. power
    The Case for Impeaching Clarence ThomasIt’s time to re-examine the evidence that he not only committed serial sexual harassment, but lied about it.
  26. power
    The Forgotten Testimonies Against Clarence ThomasThree women who accused Thomas of inappropriate behavior had interviews quietly entered into the record, without being called to formally testify.
  27. the body politic
    The Conversation We Should Be HavingSharing stories isn’t enough to stop another Weinstein.
  28. Trump Prematurely Declares ‘Clear Victory’ on Travel BanThe Supreme Court did reinstate a narrower version of the order. But the White House could easily lose in the end.
  29. Supreme Court Strikes Down Two Gerrymandered North Carolina DistrictsClarence Thomas joined the court’s liberals in ruling that the congressional districts were designed to dilute the influence of black voters.
  30. Get Used to Justice Gorsuch — He Might Still Be on the Supreme Court in 2050Officially sworn in today at age 49, he is young enough to threaten the record for longest SCOTUS tenure.
  31. Clinton and the Politics of ’90s Racial BacklashA political and cultural reexamination of a trying decade.
  32. making history
    The Importance of Reading Anita Hill in Her Own WordsGetting extra context from Hill’s 1997 autobiography.
  33. chat room
    Wendell Pierce on Playing Clarence Thomas“Dirty laundry being aired — especially in the African-American community — is difficult to watch.”
  34. Your Guide to the Key Figures in HBO’s ConfirmationAnd where they are now.
  35. Anita Hill Still Wants More Women in Leadership Positions“We haven’t even come close in terms of representation to a critical mass.”
  36. Justice Clarence Thomas Asks His First Question in 10 YearsTwo weeks after Antonin Scalia fell silent, Thomas makes himself heard.
  37. After Charleston, SCOTUS Rules on Stars and BarsThe decision hinged on an unusual break from his conservative colleagues by Clarence Thomas.
  38. SCOTUS’s Hints at Gay-Marriage RulingThat’s what Clarence Thomas made it sound like.
  39. Clarence Thomas Nostalgic for Race-Neutral Days of 1960s GeorgiaPeople didn’t talk about race back then, for some reason.
  40. Lawmaker Calls Clarence Thomas ‘Uncle Thomas’He deleted his tweet and apologized, although not very convincingly. 
  41. Clarence Thomas Spoke Up for the First Time in Seven Years to Mock HarvardWell, there, see: He did not provide good counsel.”
  42. Audio Evidence Does Not Help to Clarify Clarence Thomas’s Unintelligible JokeListen for yourself and see if you can hear what he says.
  43. Clarence Thomas Breaks Seven-Year Silence With Unintelligible JokeActually, we barely understand what the joke means.
  44. What Can Cain’s Accuser Do With Her Statement?Herman’s bad week gets even worse.
  45. Supreme Court Crushes Video-Game Ban to a Bloody PulpSorry, that headline came from a lifetime of exposure to violent imagery.
  46. Justice Samuel Alito Will Be in Hawaii TonightAs far away from the State of the Union as he can get.
  47. Clarence Thomas Reportedly Said His Wife Had No Salary, When She Was Earning Quite a BitThis is a violation of the law.
  48. Clarence Thomas’s Wife May Step Down As Head of Conservative GroupGinni Thomas may take a backseat at Liberty Central.
  49. Clarence Thomas’s Ex-Girlfriend Backs Anita Hill in Memoir Detailing His ‘Hobby’We think we know who’s next on Thomas’s wife’s “To Call” list.
  50. A Little Bit NuttyWhy did the wife of Clarence Thomas leave Anita Hill a voice-mail message and ask her to apologize?
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