Tag: Clarence Thomas

The Supreme Court’s First Major Gun Case in a Decade

It’s been nearly a decade since the Supreme Court has issued a ruling on the Second Amendment’s scope. But the court may have to resolve a dispute over New York City’s strict restrictions on handgun ownership before its upcoming term begins in October—this, despite the fact that state lawmakers went to great lengths to change […]

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The Destructive Politics of White Amnesia

For all of his bumbling verbosity and avuncular artlessness, Democratic front-runner Joe Biden serves as a remarkably elegant illustration of all that ails the Democratic Party’s bid to retake the White House in 2020. Trump’s breathtaking weaponization of the Republican Party into the party of white nationalism should, at minimum, make the parameters of the […]

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Clarence Thomas’s Unprecedented America

The Supreme Court began this week by correcting an injustice. A local prosecutor in Mississippi tried and convicted Curtis Flowers six times for allegedly murdering four people at a furniture store in 1996. Two of those trials ended in hung juries; courts tossed out three of the convictions for prosecutorial misconduct or racial discrimination in […]

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Justice Clarence Thomas Slams Women Who Have Abortions as Heartless Eugenicists

Justice Clarence ThomasPhoto: Getty Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas slammed women who have abortions as heartless “eugenicists” in a 20-page opinion Tuesday opposing the high court’s majority decision not to overturn a lower court’s ruling that blocked Indiana abortion restrictions that would have stopped women from aborting due to a fetus’ sex, race or disability. […]

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The Democrats’ Plan to Save Abortion Rights Is Full of Asterisks

When Alabama last week passed an outright abortion ban, with no exceptions for rape or incest, it drove home a frightening reality: The Republican Party, if given enough power, will fully rob women of their reproductive rights—indeed of their agency as human beings. The state also potentially upset a quieter conservative legal strategy across America […]

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The Audacity of Grief

It is easy to count the dead, harder to count the grieving. One has to estimate. Every year, almost one percent of the American population dies. The most recent available official count, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Vital Statistics System, is for the year 2017: 2,813,503 registered deaths. Looking at the […]

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