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

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | Comedy
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 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | Politics

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

Thomas Makes Blunt Assessment Over Colleagues' Style

AP | By BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Maybe it's Southern courtesy or his introverted nature that keeps him from interrupting attorneys during oral arguments, Supreme Cou...

Did Justice Thomas Take Personal Leave During the Healthcare Arguments?

David Coleman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | Politics

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 | Politics
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.

Justice Thomas Takes Aim At Supreme Court Critics

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas opened up to an audience of attorneys in his home state of Georgia on Tuesday, comparing cr...

Doubting Justice Thomas

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Adam


Clarence Thomas Defends Wife Against Criticism Of Tea Party Activism

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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 | Politics

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 | Politics

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 | Politics

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 | Politics

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 | Books

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 | Politics

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 | Politics
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 | Politics

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

Clarence Thomas' Wife Asks Anita Hill For Apology After Nearly 20 Years

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas called Anita Hill to ask her to apologize for accusing the justice of sexually ha...

Clarence Thomas: Some Criticism Of Supreme Court Is 'Irresponsible'

AP | ANTONIO GONZALEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Questioning the Supreme Court and other government branches needs to stay within the range of fair criticism or "run the ris...

Sotomayor Draws Testy Retort From Clarence Thomas In Debut Decision

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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