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Clarence Thomas

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Lets States Punish ‘Faithless Electors’A unanimous Supreme Court found no constitutional sanction for treating presidential electors as free agents.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. supreme court
    Supreme Court Rejects Louisiana Abortion RestrictionsIn the end, Chief Justice Roberts couldn’t go along with a quick reversal of a recent precedent.
  19. supreme court
    Supreme Court Thwarts Trump’s Effort to Kill DACAThe Court rebuked Trump for the second time this week, blocking him from ending the program that protects Dreamers from deportation, for now.
  20. supreme court
    Supreme Court to Hear DACA Cases Next TermBut the Court chose not to review an Alabama ban on the procedure used in most second-term abortions, with Thomas calling for reversal of precedents.
  21. supreme court
    Despite Merrick Garland, Trump Would Certainly Fill a 2020 Supreme Court VacancyThough the GOP refused to fill the last election-year opening, Trump says he’d appoint a justice even if he only had three days left in his term.
  22. supreme court
    Another SCOTUS Precedent Falls. Could Roe Be Next?For the second time this term, the court’s conservative majority has reversed a major Supreme Court precedent. Could Roe v. Wade be far behind?
  23. church-state separation
    SCOTUS Splits on Church-State Separation in Peace Cross CaseWhile in the minority in the “Peace Cross” decision, Ruth Bader Ginsburg offered an eloquent testimonial for the “wall of separation.”
  24. power
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Clarence Thomas Are Officially at War Over AbortionHow do Supreme Court Justices feud? In the footnotes.
  25. supreme court
    Supreme Court Passes Up Chance to Send Signals in Review of Indiana Abortion LawIn validating fetal-remains requirements and letting a lower court’s decision striking down abortion-intent provisions stand, SCOTUS kept its counsel.
  26. scotus
    As Abortion Cases Loom, Breyer Warns Supreme Court May Overturn Major PrecedentWith a Roe v. Wade challenge easily available in the smorgasbord of state abortion restrictions, Breyer raised fears about conservatives’ next move.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. the kavanaugh hearings
    Another Judge, Another Woman, Another Slap in the FaceHistory repeats itself, but it’s usually a little less blatant than this.
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. the body politic
    The Conversation We Should Be HavingSharing stories isn’t enough to stop another Weinstein.
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