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The "Second-Class" Second Amendment Right

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 06.30.2016 | Home
Dennis A. Henigan

The core exercise of freedom of expression is unlikely to pose a serious risk of physical harm, particularly lethal harm. The same cannot be said of the Second Amendment right. For this reason, it is misguided for courts to reflexively apply to the Second Amendment the same constitutional standards and reasoning developed in First Amendment cases.

Thomas's SCOTUS Texas Abortion Dissent Accepts Discrimination

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 06.28.2016 | Home
Anhvinh Doanvo

Early Monday morning, the US Supreme Court made its first significant ruling on abortion since its 2007 decision on the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, supporting clinics' rights to litigate against state regulations that have no medical basis.

Scalia's Dissent in Obergefell (Same-Sex Marriage) Case Would Criminalize Justice Thomas's Marriage

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.30.2016 | Home
Paul Abrams

Missed in Scalia's childish histrionics was his so-called 'originalist' approach for interpreting the Constitution.

There Is No Suspense: SCOTUS Has Already Decided to Kill Obamacare

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.09.2015 | Home
Paul Abrams

This Supreme Court is not really a court, but another branch dedicating itself to the Republican party's agenda. It is to the fair, balanced and logical application of justice what Fox News is to news.

Everything Must Go!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 11.20.2013 | Home
Lester & Charlie

History, it is said, is written by the victors. In North Carolina, apparently, that history will be written by Sharia-fearin', teacher-salary slashin' white people totin' guns into their favorite playgrounds and bars.

All in the Family: Justice Thomas and the IRS/Tea Party Scandal

Terry Connelly | Posted 08.06.2013 | Home
Terry Connelly

Quick as a flash, the Tea Party became the Alcoholics Anonymous of political donors, and it still is. That's what this IRS scandal is really all about: keeping political donors names a secret by using 501(c)(4) entities to make sure that the donations are written in invisible ink.

God Save This Honorable Court

William D. Blake | Posted 05.25.2013 | Home
William D. Blake

I hope my findings will make more Americans aware of how religion shapes a judge's worldview, in a way similar to a judge's race, ethnicity, gender, and past life experiences. However, I hope the next Supreme Court nominee is not subject to a senatorial inquisition over his or her faith.

Justice Thomas Breaks 7-Year Silence

The Huffington Post | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.16.2013 | Home

On Monday morning, Justice Clarence Thomas broke nearly seven years of silence at Supreme Court oral arguments. Problem is, what he said was appare...

Did Justice Thomas Take Personal Leave During the Healthcare Arguments?

David Coleman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home
David Coleman

How can a sentient judge, responsible for casting a deciding vote in a 5-4 case -- that is widely said to be the most important of the decade -- sit through the proceedings mute for six hours?

For Justices Who Act as "Umpires," Constitutionality of Health Care Reform Is a Simple "Yes"

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home
Paul Abrams

If the federal government can compel an individual to purchase insurance when he/she is consuming healthcare services, then the argument that the government cannot mandate a person to purchase a privately-offered product is thrown out the window.

Mike Sacks

Clarence's Questions: The Case Of The Burning Cross | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Justice Clarence Thomas has not asked a question at a Supreme Court oral argument since Feb. 22, 2006. Many have commented on the meanin...

Common Cause Keeps The Heat On Clarence Thomas

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 09.09.2011 | Home
John Wellington Ennis

Sitting in a lifetime appointment on the highest court of the land, the controversial behavior of Clarence Thomas is drawing increased calls for the Supreme Court to be held to the same code of conduct as all federal judges.

Doubting Justice Thomas

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sunil Adam


Clarence Thomas Defends Wife Against Criticism Of Tea Party Activism

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas - his impartiality under attack from liberals because of his attendance at a meeting of conservative donors spon...

Clarence Thomas Goes Five Years Without Asking Question In Supreme Court Arguments

The Los Angeles Times | David G. Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Justice Clarence Thomas hasn't asked a question during the Supreme Court's oral arguments for five years. He has said the sessions are unnecessary and...

Justice Thomas Keeps 5-Year Silence

The New York Times | Adam Liptak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The anniversary will probably be observed in silence. A week from Tuesday, when the Supreme Court returns from its midwinter break and hears argument...

Dems: Clarence Thomas Not Fit To Rule On Health Care Repeal Case

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A group of 74 House Democrats is joining together to call for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to remove himself from any forthcoming review of t...

Justice's Wife Assumes Role Of De Facto Tea Party Lobbyist

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel, Marin Cogan & John Bresnahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

She started as a congressional aide in the 1980s, became a midlevel Republican operative, then briefly left politics, reemerging in 2009 as founder of...

'Sexually Driven' Memoir

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Lillian McEwen, who dated Thomas in the 1980s, has signed with TitleTown Publishing, a Green Bay, Wis.-based publisher specializing in true crime and ...

Clarence Thomas's Ex-Girlfriend Reveals Lurid Details

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the wake of news that Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, recently contacted Anita Hill, the woman behind a sexual hara...

Should Justice Thomas Recuse or Resign Based on His Wife's Conduct?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

To my knowledge, no other Supreme Court spouse has ever placed a sitting Justice in this awkward position.

Sam Stein

Justices Scalia, Thomas Spark Judicial Ethics Debate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Reports that two Supreme Court Justices have attended seminars sponsored by the energy giant and conservative bankroller Koch Industries has sparked a...

Sotomayor Draws Testy Retort From Clarence Thomas In Debut Decision

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court's newest member, delivered the Supreme Court's first opinion of the new term. The unanimous decision was noteworthy...

Supreme Court DNA Ruling: Once Again Roberts Court Allows "Procedural" Issues to Trump Justice

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Creamer

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that convicted inmates do not have the constitutional right to DNA testing, even though it could, as Justice Stevens said in his dissent, "ascertain the truth once and for all."

Clarence Thomas's America

Ian Millhiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ian Millhiser

It's sad that, after defeating the twin dragons of racism and poverty, Clarence Thomas has spent his career working to ensure that no one will ever follow in his footsteps.