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And of course he’s right. Tellingly, Thomas was the only justice in the Citizens United case who was willing to declare even the law’s financial disclosure requirements unconstitutional. Thomas’s psychology in this matter (as well as others) is of some interest. It’s an unappetizing combination of immense social privilege masquerading as perpetual victimhood.

The Banality of Diversity

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On June 2, 2009
Like Yglesias, I strongly recommend this piece from Jeffrey Toobin. Supreme Court appointments being political, various forms of diversity have always been a major part of the selection process for judges — and this is perfectly appropriate. Everyone knows that Bush never seriously considered appointing a white person to replace Thurgood Marshall — and he […]

Given Joe Biden’s promotion, Al Franken’s new job, and an upcoming Supreme Court Senate confirmation hearing, it would be almost criminal for NBC not to put this video up on the website

The Originalist Dodge

On October 21, 2008

Clarence Thomas makes a typical argument in favor of originalism: Let me put it this way; there are really only two ways to interpret the Constitution — try to discern as best we can what the fr

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