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Clarence Thomas

  1. supreme court
    Clarence Thomas Formally Acknowledges His Lavish LifestyleThe justice’s new financial-disclosure form cops to some of the fancy trips conservative donors have funded for him.
  2. the national interest
    Even Clarence Thomas’s Law Clerks Can’t Defend His MisconductA truly pathetic letter vouches for the disgraced justice while ignoring his scandals.
  3. the national interest
    Clarence Thomas Just Happens to Have Many Generous Billionaire Close FriendsHe can’t help it if he’s lucky.
  4. what we know
    A Quick Guide to Justice Clarence Thomas’s Ethics ScandalsWe’re keeping track of the recent pileup of revelations regarding secret financial arrangements between the justice and his rich friends.
  5. the national interest
    The Democrats Can’t Wave Away Their Hunter Biden ProblemHow the party can clean up the Supreme Court and address the president’s son’s ethics scandals.
  6. high times
    Six Things to Know About Flying With the Superrich“First class sucks in comparison.”
  7. power
    Ginni and Clarence Thomas: A Love StoryHow a fiercely loyal couple saved one another, raged against their enemies, and brought the American experiment to the brink.
  8. the national interest
    The Clarence Thomas Ethics Scandal for DummiesLet’s go back to middle-school civics.
  9. clarence thomas
    What Conservatives Can’t Say About Clarence ThomasThe best defense of the Supreme Court justice’s ethical lapses is that everyone already knows he’s just a conservative activist in a robe.
  10. early and often
    It’s Neil Gorsuch’s Turn for a Financial ScandalWith Clarence Thomas under scrutiny, a report states that Gorsuch sold a home to a major litigator whose firm is frequently before the Supreme Court.
  11. it gets worse
    Billionaire Harlan Crow Bought Clarence Thomas’s Mother’s HouseThe Supreme Court justice didn’t report that he had been paid by Harlan Crow, almost certainly violating the law.
  12. just asking questions
    What Can Democrats Do About Clarence Thomas’s Ethics Fiasco?Senator Sheldon Whitehouse thinks reform of what he calls the “captured court” starts with Chief Justice John Roberts.
  13. ethics
    Clarence Thomas: Sorry I Got CaughtThe justice says he’ll be better about disclosing his wildly inappropriate, GOP-donor-funded vacations going forward.
  14. the national interest
    Clarence Thomas and the Ethical Disaster of the Supreme CourtUndisclosed gifts from a billionaire won’t even embarrass the right.
  15. the law
    Clarence Thomas Is Only a Part-Time Prince FanAs we learned during arguments in Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith.
  16. early and often
    The Supreme Court Has Endangered the Future of Gun ControlBackground checks, age limits — anything that wasn’t around in the 1700s is probably unconstitutional, according to Clarence Thomas.
  17. life after roe
    Clarence Thomas Decries ‘Irreparable Damage’ of Roe Opinion LeakThe Supreme Court’s loudest proponent of eliminating the right to an abortion is worried about institutional legitimacy and civility.
  18. politics
    QAnon’s Takeover of the Republican Party Is Virtually CompleteIt would be hilarious if it didn’t involve people in positions of real influence.
  19. scandals
    Ginni Thomas and the Conservative Rot at the Supreme CourtHer deranged texts don’t just spur ethical and legal questions, but reflect much larger problems among the conservative majority.
  20. politics
    Does the Supreme Court Deserve Ketanji Brown Jackson?The first Black female justice would lend the Court more credibility. That’s not necessarily a good thing.
  21. capitol riot
    Ginni Thomas Urged Mark Meadows to Overturn Election in Unhinged TextsIt looks like the Supreme Court Justice’s wife is pretty into QAnon.
  22. january 6
    Yes, Ginni Thomas Was at the January 6 Rally … But She Left EarlyJustice Clarence Thomas’s wife says she attended the Stop the Steal rally but “got cold” and split before the rioting started.
  23. media
    If Sarah Palin Wins, Fox News Could LoseWhy both liberals and conservatives should be careful about opening up libel law.
  24. politics
    Democrats Are Playing Catch-up on Supreme Court NominationsRepublicans have appointed the lion’s share of justices in recent decades. Biden needs to make the most of his rare opportunity.
  25. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Could Go Totally Extremist This TermIn at least three areas – abortion, guns, and federal regulatory powers – the Court could take a big and consequential leap to the right.
  26. the cut podcast
    Who Gets to Be Safe at HBCUs?On the Cut, navigating the struggles for survivors to be believed, and seeking advice from professor and attorney Anita Hill.
  27. metoo
    Anita Hill Wants More Than an ApologyThirty years after her groundbreaking testimony to Congress, Hill says gender violence is a public crisis.
  28. u.s. supreme court
    Supreme Court Won’t Expand Right to Discriminate Against Same-Sex CouplesIt’s a setback for those hoping for an expanded zone of safety for religious-based objections to serving LGBTQ customers, but just for now.
  29. transgender rights
    Transgender Student Wins Bathroom-Access Case As Supreme Court Denies AppealSeven of nine justices affirmed the decision by a lower court that transgender bathroom restrictions violated civil-rights laws and the Constitution.
  30. supreme court
    Supreme Court Keeps Its Powder Dry on Religious LibertyThe ruling in favor of a Catholic foster-care agency was a setback for LGBTQ equality, but conservative justices could have gone much further.
  31. u.s. supreme court
    Is Roe v. Wade Now Doomed?We’ve been here before, when the Supreme Court surprised everyone in 1992 by upholding the right to choose. But this new challenge doesn’t look good.
  32. guns
    Supreme Court Accepts Case That Could Overturn State Gun LawsA New York concealed-carry licensing regulation that requires demonstration of a distinctive need for self-defense outside the home could soon fall.
  33. politics
    Why Is the Supreme Court Hesitating on Abortion?With a solidly conservative bloc on the bench, a decision on whether to hear a big case is all the more mysterious.
  34. abortion
    Can Biden and Democrats Protect Abortion Rights From Trump’s Judges?The worst was averted when Trump lost and Democrats won control of the Senate. But an anti-abortion majority on the Supreme Court could strike soon.
  35. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Drop-Kicks Texas Lawsuit to Overturn the Election for TrumpA legal effort to keep Trump in power attracted huge Republican support. But the president’s favorite justices wouldn’t even hear it.
  36. vision 2020
    Trump’s Only Credible Legal Strategy Won’t Be EnoughIt’s possible the Supreme Court will accept Republican efforts to disallow late mail ballots in Pennsylvania. But there aren’t enough votes to matter.
  37. vision 2020
    What Donald Trump Wants the Supreme Court to Do to Help Him WinTrump may ask the Supreme Court’s conservative majority to kill ballots postmarked by Election Day but received later.
  38. supreme court
    How the Supreme Court Has Already Tinkered With the 2020 ElectionThe Court has deferred to state decisions about mail-ballot deadlines and other election issues, with some conservatives clearly wanting to intervene.
  39. supreme court
    Trump’s Justices Show How They Might Help Him in Contested ElectionGorsuch defends Republican state legislatures’ power over election disputes. Kavanaugh echoes Trump’s attacks on mail-in ballots. Be very afraid.
  40. scotus
    Amy Coney Barrett Sworn in As Supreme Court JusticeA month after the apparent superspreader event at her nomination celebration, Barrett’s swearing-in locked in a 6-3 majority in the high court.
  41. supreme court
    How a New Conservative Justice Could Affect the Supreme CourtA conservative Court would move to the right even more than arithmetic suggests on key issues like abortion as Roberts abandons his balancing role.
  42. supreme court
    Pence Goes After John Roberts As ‘Disappointment to Conservatives’In an interview with a Christian right journalist, the VP promises that Trump will consummate a judicial counterrevolution in his second term.
  43. supreme court
    Trump’s Next Supreme Court List Could Be Really ExtremeConservatives are again feeling betrayed on abortion and LGBTQ rights. Trump needs to convince them his future picks would be infallibly reactionary.
  44. supreme court
    RBG Health Scare a Reminder of Republican Plans to Ram Through Nominee This YearFlipping a liberal Supreme Court seat could happen as late as a post-election lame-duck session of the Senate.
  45. vision 2020
    Can Trump Make the Supreme Court a Campaign Issue Again?Trump-appointed justices didn’t give conservatives everything they hoped for. That only raises the stakes in November.
  46. supreme court
    Supreme Court Allows Trump Restrictions on Obamacare Contraception CoverageUp to 126,000 women could lose no-cost contraception coverage. The Court also expanded the “ministerial exception” to employee protections.
  47. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Lets States Punish ‘Faithless Electors’A unanimous Supreme Court found no constitutional sanction for treating presidential electors as free agents.
  48. supreme court
    Trump Wants Another Supreme Court Nomination Fight Before NovemberTrump thinks a confirmation battle could excite his base, but it would work both ways, particularly among Democrats who remember Merrick Garland.
  49. supreme court
    Roberts Rejoins Supreme Court Conservatives to Boost Religious SchoolsIt was a relatively narrow decision but it showed where a future Supreme Court committed to expanding religious privileges might go.
  50. supreme court
    Supreme Court Restricts Independence of CFPB, But Doesn’t Kill ItIt was a glass-half-full, glass-half-empty decision that displeased those who want to kill or insulate independent agencies.
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