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Clarence Thomas

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. the law
    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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. the national interest
    Clinton and the Politics of ’90s Racial BacklashA political and cultural reexamination of a trying decade.
  19. Justice Clarence Thomas Asks His First Question in 10 YearsTwo weeks after Antonin Scalia fell silent, Thomas makes himself heard.
  20. After Charleston, SCOTUS Rules on Stars and BarsThe decision hinged on an unusual break from his conservative colleagues by Clarence Thomas.
  21. the supremes
    SCOTUS’s Hints at Gay-Marriage RulingThat’s what Clarence Thomas made it sound like.
  22. the national interest
    Clarence Thomas Nostalgic for Race-Neutral Days of 1960s GeorgiaPeople didn’t talk about race back then, for some reason.
  23. early and awkward
    Lawmaker Calls Clarence Thomas ‘Uncle Thomas’He deleted his tweet and apologized, although not very convincingly. 
  24. the supremes
    Clarence Thomas Spoke Up for the First Time in Seven Years to Mock Harvard“Well, there, see: He did not provide good counsel.”
  25. the supremes
    Audio Evidence Does Not Help to Clarify Clarence Thomas’s Unintelligible JokeListen for yourself and see if you can hear what he says.
  26. the supremes
    Clarence Thomas Breaks Seven-Year Silence With Unintelligible JokeActually, we barely understand what the joke means.
  27. no he cain’t
    What Can Cain’s Accuser Do With Her Statement?Herman’s bad week gets even worse.
  28. supreme court
    Supreme Court Crushes Video-Game Ban to a Bloody PulpSorry, that headline came from a lifetime of exposure to violent imagery.
  29. united we sit
    Justice Samuel Alito Will Be in Hawaii TonightAs far away from the State of the Union as he can get.
  30. full disclosure
    Clarence Thomas Reportedly Said His Wife Had No Salary, When She Was Earning Quite a BitThis is a violation of the law.
  31. early and often
    Clarence Thomas’s Wife May Step Down As Head of Conservative GroupGinni Thomas may take a backseat at Liberty Central.
  32. judicial hobbies
    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.
  33. blast from the past
    A Little Bit NuttyWhy did the wife of Clarence Thomas leave Anita Hill a voice-mail message and ask her to apologize?
  34. bons mots
    Justice Scalia Doesn’t Care If His Clerks Got a Good Education“They may not teach very well, but you can’t make a sow’s ear out of a silk purse.”
  35. photo op
    These Guys Can’t Agree on AnythingThe latest official portrait of the Supreme Court is hilarious.
  36. company town
    Jon Stewart Suddenly Not Looking Like the Nice GuyMEDIA • Is Jon Stewart really the only late-night host not currently covering the salaries of his laid-off, non-striking employees? [Mixed Media/Portfolio] • The key lines from the n+1 essay that helped convinced Choire Sicha and Emily Gould to quit: “The purpose of Gawker Media was always to improve on the print publishing business model. It was never, as the content of Gawker sometimes seemed to suggest, to produce critiques of the waste that model created. The content at Gawker, like most Condé Nast titles, is a service to the advertisers. … You could say that as Gawker Media grew, from Gawker’s success, Gawker outlived the conditions for its existence.” Joshua David Stein announced his own departure, due mostly to personal loyalty, on Saturday. [n+1, Media Mob/NYO] • Meanwhile, Portfolio’s Jeff Bercovici proves that Condé and Gawker really are at the same level: “By the way, those who feel wronged by Gawker over the years can take some satisfaction in the uniquely terrible timing of the walkout for Denton, who is pumped full of painkillers after a recent back injury. Last week, the pain became so intense he needed an ambulance to get to the hospital. As he was being loaded into the ambulance, he says, his greatest fear was that he would be spotted by someone from Gawker, which is headquartered just down the block from his home.” [Mixed Media/Portfolio]
  37. company town
    Ben Bradlee Believes in Rupert MurdochMEDIA • Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee on Rupe’s play for the Journal: “I think Murdoch is a better journalist than the rest of you do. … Well, I think because he’s smart, and he’s not going to fill it up with pussy stories. And he’s going to get good reporters. I think he does not want to fail on this.” [Radar] • Ted Kennedy sold his memoir to Grand Central Publishing for $8 million, but the deal first has to be cleared by the Senate Ethics Committee. Something tells us the chapter on Chappaquiddick won’t be too long. [NYT] • The Times bagged their first refugee from the Journal, though it’s not a very big catch: John Harwood, the veteran CNBC Washington correspondent and occasional contributor to the Journal, will now take his part-time work to the Gray Lady. [NYO]
  38. company town
    The Bancroft Family High Jinks: Ongoing!MEDIA • The Bancrofts are so dysfunctional that they missed the deadline for choosing their representative to the new Dow Jones board. Murdoch then vetoed two family nominations before agreeing to Natalie Bancroft, a 27-year-old opera singer and journalism neophyte. Family member Crawford Hill concluded: “This entire, sad and pathetic final episode is a fiasco. No wonder we lost Dow Jones!!” [WSJ] • With the Times hiring former sex writer Susan Dominus as the newest “Metro” columnist, will the section be heading toward the look of “Sunday Styles”? [NYO] • Nora Ephron: Blogging makes us better writers. Hey Nora, can you call our boss? [Mixed Media/Portfolio]
  39. gossipmonger
    Sarah Jessica Parker Doesn’t Hate All of Her CastmatesJames Mackenroth, a contestant on the upcoming season of Project Runway, may have been voted off in part because of a staph infection made worse by his HIV. Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Hudson filmed a scene for the Sex and the City movie together at the Carlyle Hotel, and SJP gave JHud a CD! A-Rod and Martha Stewart posed for photos together at Nobu 57. Contrary to a previous “Page Six” report, attendees at the Rolling Stone reunion in San Francisco actually did drink the Champagne that Jann Wenner sent. James Gandolfini pulled out of appearing at a John McCain fund-raiser in New York because of “scheduling conflicts.” Anderson Cooper thinks Britney Spears is underreported on.
  40. company town
    Topshop Signs a Lease in NYC?FASHION • Breaking rumor alert: After months of hinting, Topshop has possibly, maybe signed a New York lease. Anglophiles and Kate Moss–ophiles, rejoice! [Fashionista] • First he’s out as the designer of Dior Homme. Now, Hedi Slimane’s been replaced by none other than BFF Karl Lagerfeld as the photographer of the ad campaigns. Oh, cruel fashion world! [WWD] • Giorgio Armani’s raking in the dough. The designer sold back a 5 percent stake in his company to Giorgio Armani SpA for about $110 million. [British Vogue]
  41. company town
    All Is Not Well in Redstone LandMEDIA • Sumner Redstone, the octogenarian CEO of CBS and Viacom, is trying to play all lovey-dovey with his spurned daughter Shari, but the succession to the $50 billion empire is nowhere near resolved. [LAT] • With more than a 1,000 job cuts at Time Inc. behind her, Ann Moore, the CEO who rose from the back room to the boardroom, thinks there’s still plenty of fat to cut — she asked some McKinsey consultants to keep sharpening their knives. [NYP] • ABC News has done gangbusters over the last year, leading nightly news and finally catching up in the morning, so why did their Disney overlords decide to shuffle management at the top? [NYP]
  42. company town
    Clarence Thomas, Porn Addict?FINANCE • Henry Kravis supposedly gave a big concession when he let the banks place restrictions on the debt offering for the all-important First Data deal, but banks are now complaining the concession is less an olive branch than a fig leaf. [DealBook/NYT] • Hits on hedge-fund bonuses may not be as bad as we all thought: While they won’t set any records, they’re still set to grow 1 to 9 percent from last year, and general compensation is still climbing. [Globe & Mail via DealBook/NYT] • Jordan Belfort, the former broker who swindled investors out of $100 million, didn’t discover Jesus in prison, but he did chance upon Tom Wolfe. His new book, The Wolf of Wall Street, looks back on the good times selling bogus stocks while tripping on quaaludes. [NYT]