Supreme court justice clarence thomas participates in a discussion hosted by the law library of congress and the supreme court fellows program, in which. Justice clarence thomas marked 25 years on the supreme court last week, and if he remains for another dozen or so, he could become the longest-serving member in the court's history. Clarence thomas: clarence thomas, lawyer, missouri assistant attorney general, and, from 1991, associate justice of the supreme court of the united states. In 1991, george hw bush nominated clarence thomas for a seat on the supreme court, just five days after civil rights icon thurgood marshall announced that he was retiring after 24 years thomas, despite an impressive résumé, had served as a federal judge for only 19 months none of the american. Watch the c-span collection of videos, access clips including recent appearances by clarence thomas view positions held along with a brief bio. The supreme court could soon have another vacancy, according to a report monday conservative high court justice clarence thomas is considering retiring from the bench following the november presidential election, the washington examiner reported, citing court watchers the report cited.
Supreme court justice clarence thomas lamented the confirmation process for judicial nominees, calling them spectacles and warning thursday he fears the federal judiciary will lose some of our best people who decide not to go through with it. Justice clarence thomas decried the contemporary culture of victimhood during remarks thursday, telling an audience at the library of congress that constant aggrievement would exhaust the country ever a touchstone for controversy on racial issues, the justice related a story from a recent trip to. Clarence thomas (born 1948) is a radical wingnut and strict constructionist member of the supreme courthe is also the second african american to be elevated to the supreme court, and the only african american currently so honored (he succeeded the first, thurgood marshall)in his early years, he was seen as little more than an echo of antonin. The us supreme court declined tuesday to hear a second amendment challenge to california's law requiring a 10-day waiting period for new gun purchases the high court's refusal let stand a federal appeals court decision that called the waiting period a reasonable safety precaution without requiring the state to produce evidence and. In the wake of today's #metoo moment, the confirmation hearings of clarence thomas and the testimony of anita hill have new resonance.
News about clarence thomas commentary and archival information about clarence thomas from the new york times. Here's some fast facts you need to know about the clarence thomas and anita hill controversy. The wife of supreme court justice clarence thomas is slamming reports that her husband is considering retirement in a facebook post, virginia ginni thomas called an article in the washington examiner bogus advertisement the examiner reported sunday that thomas is mulling retirement.
Most americans know very little about the workings of the us supreme court or its members, but mention justice clarence thomas, and you are likely to start an argument. Here's an interesting piece, by charles mudede it seems that the death of antonin scalia brought to mind the cinema. With a brief voicemail message, the wife of supreme court associate justice clarence thomas has revived the scandalous allegations from 19 years ago that thomas had sexually harassed former employee anita hill virginia thomas left a message earlier this month with hill, now a brandeis professor.
Justice clarence thomas clarence thomas was born in the pinpoint community near savannah, georgia, on june 23, 1948 he was graduated from the college of the holy cross in 1971 and from yale law school in 1974. Clarence thomas has been on the supreme court for a quarter-century and jeffrey toobin has loathed him for nearly all twenty-five of those years for more than two decades, the new yorker author and cnn pundit has written of thomas time and time again in only the most contemptuous terms in 1993, just three years into justice thomas's tenure. Jeffrey toobin on supreme court justice clarence thomas and his singular approach to originalism and constitutional law. Above the law in your inbox subscribe and get breaking news, commentary, and opinions on law firms, lawyers, law schools, lawsuits, judges, and more.
Washington (jta) — the wife of supreme court justice clarence thomas shared a facebook post blaming the holocaust in part on gun control and attacking survivors of the high school shooting in parkland, florida the post was one of several identified by the hill on monday as posted by virginia thomas.
Looking for clarence thomas obituaries browse these and more at legacycom. Washington — justice clarence thomas broke 10 years of silence and provoked audible gasps at the supreme court on monday when he posed questions from the. Twenty-seven years ago, when anita hill stunned america with stories of clarence thomas's fascination with long dong silver, i was a reporter squeezed in among other reporters on the floor of the packed and sweaty senate hearing room i remember feeling disappointed, but not surprised, when those. Clarence thomas (born june 23, 1948) is an american judge, lawyer, and government official who currently serves as an associate justice of the supreme court of the united statesthomas succeeded thurgood marshall and is the second african american to serve on the court thomas grew up in savannah, georgia, and was educated at the college of. Justice clarence thomas has a fervent dissent of the supreme court's historic decision to invalidate same-sex marriage bans his argument, joined by ju. Before we go on, it's important to remember that justice clarence thomas was appointed to the supreme court to replace justice thurgood marshall, the legal titan who first brought down separate-but-equal and who drove a stake through the heart of plessy v ferguson keep that in mind as we go on.