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C-Span followed Clarence Thomas around his book release party at the home of Armstrong Williams. Its a rather amusing video with cameos from David Souter, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito, the ever-lovely Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Arlen Specter, Lindsey Graham, Dick Cheney and a plethora of mid-major political stars and their spouses. Here [...]

The New York Times features an editorial today about Clarence Thomas today entitled “The Angriest Justice.” The author argues that because Justice Thomas wrote a book that may not be “consistent with the dignity of the court,” he could be an impartial jurist. The problem with Justice Thomas’s book, “My Grandfather’s Son,” is that it [...]

Clarence Speaks!

As a person who was only 2-years old when Clarence Thomas when through the confirmation process and 3-years old when he took his seat on the bench, I was shocked to see Clarence speak so much during his interview on 60-minutes. Part I: Part II: Part III: Though I’ve always heard the rhetoric he used [...]

Although my friends and family would call me argumentative to fault, I try to make a point of admitting when I’m wrong. I’ve been watching this spectacular debate between Justices Breyer and Scalia and it looks like I might have seriously underrated the value of originalism. If you have 90 minutes to spare, I suggest [...]

Ann Althouse has a rather interesting article about Justice Steven’s recent speech at the Ninth Circuit’s Judicial Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. Its obvious from the location of this judicial conference that congressmen aren’t the only ones who take junkets. Regardless, this is the most interesting part of her recap: I think, after all — he’s [...]

The Washington Post had a article recently about the way in which more and more American’s are viewing the court as too conservative. 33% of Americans feel that the Court is too conservative and only 47% believe that the court is balanced. 55% of Americans agree with the court’s ruling in Carhart but 70% disagree [...]

Supreme Court Justices always seem to graze in pairs. Justices Roberts and Alito almost seem like the same person, Scalia and Thomas have been swapping mating calls for years, and Justices Breyer and Ginsburg are trying to fight the (conservative) man(men) for years. I was prompted to think more about some of these dynamic duos [...]

I am going absolutely crazy with all the talk of Clarence Thomas and his total perversion of originalism. I’m not one to rant, but this is the closest I will ever come to declaring an absolute- Originalism is NEVER appropriate. Thats right, there is never an instance where it is appropriate to take our noses [...]

Stanley Fish wrote a very silly editorial on his blog over at the NY Times. His title proclaims ‘Clarence Thomas is Right.’ When I read the title, I first thought 1) Yes, Clarence Thomas is decidedly conservative and 2) No, Clarence Thomas does not posses enough legitimacy to ever be considered ‘correct’. Fish flops over [...]

Sources all of the ‘net have been citing the number of 5-4 cases as ’24.’ The problem with that, however, is that only 21 cases were decided on a 5-4 vote. If you take a look at the articles that I listed in my last post (here), nearly all of them suggest that 24 cases [...]



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