Tag Archives: Clarence Thomas

Thomas Suddenly Unavailable To Teach At Law School

Law & Crime reports: Clarence Thomas, 74, has co-taught a Constitutional Law seminar at GW Law since 2011 with his former clerk, Judge Gregory Maggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Now, Thomas is no longer listed as an instructor on the school’s online course catalog. According to the law school’s online publication the GW Hatchet, …

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POLL: 25% Of Republicans Oppose Interracial Marriage

Playbook PM reports: Facing a bleak midterms environment — and spying an opening to enshrine civil rights gains into law — Dems on the Hill are hustling to codify same-sex and interracial marriage access. Our latest POLITICO/Morning Consult polling makes clear that the bill enjoys the support of a majority of registered voters, potentially putting Republicans on the defensive on …

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Thomas: COVID Vax Is Made With “Aborted Children”

NBC News reports: The Supreme Court declined Thursday to take up a legal challenge brought by health care workers in New York who oppose the state’s vaccine mandate on religious grounds. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch said the court should have taken the case. When the requirement was first imposed last August as a way to help …

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Hannity Backs Thomas On Reviewing Sodomy Ruling

Media Matters has the transcript: Clarence Thomas wrote that striking down Roe should open up the high court to review other precedents that may be deemed demonstrably erroneous. Now he’s talking about a constitutional principle here and that is enumerated rights or the Ninth and Tenth Amendment. What is the role of the state? In future cases, we should consider …

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Thomas Signals Interest In Making It Easier To Sue The Media As SCOTUS Rejects Suit From Florida Hate Group

The Hill reports: Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday expressed his desire to revisit a landmark 1964 ruling that makes it relatively difficult to bring successful lawsuits against media outlets for defamation. Thomas’s statement came in response to the court’s decision to turn away an appeal from a Christian nonprofit group who disputed their characterization by the civil rights watchdog group …

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BOOK: Thomas Has “No Idea How I Got Nominated”

The Insider reports: Clarence Thomas in a newly-released book said that he had “no idea why or how” he was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1991 as he recounted the process that set him up to become one of most consequential conservative voices on the bench. In the book, “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,” co-edited by …

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Lindsey Graham Downplays Risk To Obergefell Ruling

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday said Justice Samuel Alito “set the right tone” by writing in an opinion overturning Roe v. Wade that Supreme Court decisions protecting contraception and same-sex marriage are not in jeopardy. Graham made the remarks during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” while noting that he respects Justice Clarence Thomas, who wrote …

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In Concurring Roe Opinion, Clarence Thomas Calls For Overturning Obergefell, Lawrence, And Griswold Rulings

From Clarence Thomas’s concurring opinion: The Court’s abortion cases are unique, see ante, at 31–32, 66, 71–72, and no party has asked us to decide “whether our entire Fourteenth Amendment jurisprudence must be preserved or revised,” McDonald, 561 U. S., at 813 (opinion of THOMAS, J.). Thus, I agree that “[n]othing in [the Court’s] opinion should be understood to cast …

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Book Spotlights QAnon Ginni’s Ties To Husband’s Clerks

The Hill reports: In a new book out Tuesday, Ginni Thomas provided a window into her years-long effort to cultivate and nurture relationships with and among her husband’s former Supreme Court clerks. Among Clarence Thomas’s former clerks is lawyer John Eastman, a key figure in the House Jan. 6 select committee’s probe, whose communications with Ginni Thomas after the 2020 …

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QAnon Ginni “Can’t Wait” To Speak To Riot Committee

The Independent reports: Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has reportedly said that she’ll agree to an interview with the House select committee investigating the Jan 6 riot. Ms Thomas reportedly told the Daily Caller that she was “looking forward” to sitting before the panel. “I can’t wait to clear up misconceptions. I look forward to …

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Riot Committee To Seek Testimony From QAnon Ginni

Axios reports: The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack plans to seek testimony from conservative activist Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the panel’s chair said Thursday. Why it matters: The decision comes after public and private wavering among committee members in recent weeks over the importance of Thomas’ role in Jan. 6 and former …

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QAnon Ginni Pushed 29 AZ Reps To Back Fake Electors

The Washington Post reports:  Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, pressed 29 Republican state lawmakers in Arizona — 27 more than previously known — to set aside Joe Biden’s popular vote victory and “choose” presidential electors, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post. Thomas sent the messages using FreeRoots, an online platform intended to …

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QAnon Ginni Pressed AZ To Install Fake Trump Electors

The Washington Post reports: Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, pressed Arizona lawmakers after the 2020 election to set aside Joe Biden’s popular-vote victory and choose “a clean slate of Electors,” according to emails obtained by The Washington Post. The emails, sent by Ginni Thomas to a pair of lawmakers on Nov. …

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Thomas Calls Abortion Draft Leak “Tremendously Bad”

Politico reports: Justice Clarence Thomas, the longest-serving sitting member of the Supreme Court, declared Friday that the publication of a draft majority opinion on abortion has permanently damaged trust within the nation’s highest court and is a symptom of a broader decline in America’s institutions. “I do think that what happened at the court is tremendously bad,” Thomas declared during …

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Clarence Thomas: Government Shouldn’t Be “Bullied”

CNN reports: Justice Clarence Thomas, following the leak of a draft majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, said Friday that government institutions shouldn’t be “bullied” into delivering what some see as the preferred outcome. “The events of earlier this week is one symptom of that,” Thomas said. He added that “you cannot have a free society” without stable institutions. His …

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Attention Turns To QAnon Ginni’s Consulting Firm

CNBC reports: Virginia “Ginni” Thomas runs a little-known consulting company that some campaign watchdog groups say could create yet another conflict of interest for her husband, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Very little is known about her company, Liberty Consulting, which is listed as an asset on her husband’s Supreme Court disclosures. CNBC was able to find some of her …

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QAnon Ginni Gave Trump Lists Of People To Hire/Fire

The Daily Beast reports: The fire lists were particularly problematic, as they were frequently based on pure conjecture, rumor, or score-settling, where even steadfastly MAGA aides were targeted for being part of the “Deep State” or some other supposedly anti-Trump coalition, according to people who saw them during the Trump administration. The hire lists were so often filled with infamous …

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Democrats Send Formal Recusal Demand To Thomas

Bloomberg News reports: Senator Elizabeth Warren and almost two dozen other Democratic lawmakers are demanding that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas recuse himself from any cases involving 2020 election disputes or the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol after revelations his wife advocated actions to overturn the presidential election. Warren, Representative Pramila Jayapal and members of the House and Senate judiciary …

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Hawley: It’s “Misogynistic” To Ask Thomas To Recuse

The Daily Mail reports: Republican Sen. Josh Hawley said Monday it was ‘misogynistic’ to call on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself in cases related to Jan. 6 or the 2024 election over his wife’s election fraud claims. ‘She’s an independent, adult woman, it just seems a little strange to me all of these calls for her husband …

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Judiciary Chair: Thomas Should Recuse From Riot Cases

CNBC reports: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Richard Durbin, D-Ill., told NBC that Justice Thomas should recuse himself from any cases related to the Jan. 6 riot that come before the high court. Durbin said it would be “the ultimate conflict of interest” for Thomas to participate in a case “where his wife is frequently contacting the chief of staff for …

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