Tag: Clarence Thomas

Delaying a Vote on Same-Sex Marriage Isn’t a Death Knell

But wait! Why not just hold the vote before the election, and then bring it up for a second vote afterwards? Well, there are several problems with that strategy. Number one: The bipartisan group asked Schumer for more time, so if he overruled them and brought it up for a vote anyway, that would seriously […]

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Trump’s Personal Coup Lawyer Looks to the Supreme Court for His Next Election Fix

When it comes to originalist views on the matter, the lawmakers conceded that a few early state constitutions imposed limits on state laws for federal elections. Instead of treating this as evidence that it was not unthinkable during the founding era, they argued that these laws’ existence leads them to the opposite conclusion. “The three […]

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Democrats Might Have Something New For the Midterms: Optimism

But there are three problems with this logic. These are, for the most part, the same voters who have already been mobilized by the Dobbs decision and the fight to preserve abortion rights. Also, the benefits of the legislation will not be readily apparent since there are still regulations to be written and grants to […]

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The Next Big Threat to American Democracy Is Headed to the Supreme Court

Since that ruling seven years ago, the court’s composition has significantly changed. Three of the four dissenting justices—Roberts, Justice Clarence Thomas, and Alito—are still on the court. The seat held by the fourth dissenter, Antonin Scalia, is now held by Justice Neil Gorsuch, who has himself written opinions that suggest he would favor the theory. […]

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Clarence Thomas Quits Teaching Law School Seminar After Students Demand His Removal

NewsOne Featured Video Associate Justice Clarence Thomas sits during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on April 23, 2021. | Source: Pool / Getty Supreme Court Justice and Uncle Fruckus prototype Clarence Thomas has canceled plans to teach a seminar this fall at George Washington University’s law school […]

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Clarence Thomas Is Suddenly ‘Unavailable’ To Teach A Class After Thousands Of Students Petition To See Him Fired

Last month, the Supreme Court decided to try and ruin everyone’s summer. The right-leaning bench went on a tear, releasing one radical ruling after another. Their most infamous move? Terminating Roe v. Wade. The ruling has already had disastrous effects upon the nation. And it’s even perhaps played a role in one of the judges […]

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How the Calvinball Supreme Court Upended the Bar Exam

What’s more, it raises fundamental questions about the meaning of “the rule of law” in America today. This concept has been a foundational premise (perhaps, in our own mythmaking at least, the foundational premise) of American government since our founding—that we are, as John Adams put it, “a government of laws, not of men.” The […]

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The Rise of the Hereditary Judiciary

Conservatives also pulled off a monumental victory for their cause in 2018 when Anthony Kennedy, the court’s swing justice and its fifth vote to uphold Roe v. Wade, retired that summer. His replacement, Brett Kavanaugh, was one of Kennedy’s former clerks. The Trump administration took great pains behind the scenes to assure Kennedy that his […]

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Sure, Impeach Clarence Thomas—but That’s Just for Starters

That’s the only sword Democrats and liberals have. They have to threaten to use it. Reminding the voting public again and again that the conservatives all lied their way onto the court will help lower their stature, and lowering their stature is the only way to pressure them to care about raising it by not […]

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