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Biden Calls for Cuomo Resignation but Has Allegations of His Own to Address

Mark Levin

01:58 min | Last month

Biden Calls for Cuomo Resignation but Has Allegations of His Own to Address

"So Joe Biden's done talking about He's done talking about it. And there's a reason Joe Biden's done talking about it because he doesn't want the finger pointed at him and because he doesn't want an independent investigation. And I remember when the terror read issue came up, they basically kept attacking Donald Trump. And I remember when the Cuomo stuff came up early on, they basically kept attacking Donald Trump. And as we now know. Cuomo and his people were planting that this was a Donald Trump smear. But we've never quote unquote litigated the issue a terror read and Joe Biden. It's hard to believe every woman how can you possibly believe terror read and Joe Biden at the same time since they say exactly the opposite thing? He claims to barely remember her. I remember with Joe Biden did to Clarence Thomas that set up How he tried to smear Clarence Thomas. Clarence Thomas would have none of it. But he was close Biden and succeeding what he was doing. So all this From Democrats, Democrat women That you must believe the woman when they make an allegation. But they don't believe Tyree. There's never been an investigation. It wasn't litigated, quote unquote during the campaign. Let alone heavily litigated. So the question should be posed to Joe Biden if they ever get a chance to ask the question. Now whether it's the reporter from the New York Post, a reporter from Fox News, they will be drowned out by the rest of the media who do not want to pursue this who want to protect Joe Biden the way they want to do originally protect

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Opening Ceremony Songwriter Admitted in Interviews to Abusing Disabled Classmates

Dennis Prager Podcasts

02:07 min | 2 months ago

Opening Ceremony Songwriter Admitted in Interviews to Abusing Disabled Classmates

"Few days ago. July nineteen under fire olympic composer steps down over past bullying japanese composer. Working on the tokyo olympics. Opening ceremony has resigned after coming under fire. Are you ready for bullying a classmate during his childhood. Yeah i'm telling you it's a scary world. The scary world out there and they they talk about compassion. Compassion crowd is the meanest crowd in the west include japan in the west in terms of any large numbers. I mean sadists are meaner people who torture people are meaner people who blow up cats are her but of any large group. The meanest is the left part of their meanness is they. They don't believe in the moral bank account one of my most basic beliefs. I started it. I came up with with the clarence thomas hearings. We all have a moral bank account. The good beans are deposits. The bad beans are withdrawals. Everyone has good deeds. Everyone has bad deeds so what matters also matters when it happened in childhood this man. I wish it gave his age. Wanna take a look at his age. He's fifty to fifty two key. Yamada japanese composer working only tokyo olympics opening ceremony resigned after coming under fire for bullying a classmate during his childhood. I sincerely except the opinions advice. I have received

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Will the New Supreme Court Be Brave and Overturn Roe v Wade?

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:10 min | 2 months ago

Will the New Supreme Court Be Brave and Overturn Roe v Wade?

"Given the new supreme court the new. The new justices that are. Do you think ravi way roe. V wade could be overturned in the next few years. Do you think it's possible you think how would that happen. It's definitely possible that roe v wade case law is so bad even pro-abortion legal experts say it's so bad it doesn't make sense. It doesn't hold together. It's constantly shifting precedent. Why abortion is so-called. Women's right it's not. It's killing a child You know that takes intellectual clarity and courage from the supreme court justices and they're typically supreme court's really Tries to be very moderate. They don't like to do anything dramatic. They definitely don't like undo pass precedent. That's only been done a handful of times in american history right to right. The wrongs dread scott and other terrible cases like that. So i think it's gonna be a hard push for them. But i think that someone like justice. Clarence thomas has it in him. The courage the clarity the intellectual clarity and with the right leadership on the court. They should undo the damage bro. They should just say this isn't invented. Human rights to kill a child doesn't exist. The state has an interest to protect these children. The fourteenth amendment ensures equal protection under the law that should be for all humans including pre-born humans. They're not you know less than a born human Do i think they're going to do that. With this case. I think that would be a long shot. Just because they're kind of timid by nature a lot of these justices and some of them are just outrageous tonight to say cowardly. That's another correct word to you. Back the fact that they were unwilling to look at the evidence in the election fraud that was a staggering thing. Because nobody says how you have to rule but would you look at the evidence. The fact that they wouldn't even look at the evidence. It's a chilling thing really that they are already playing politics. They're already abandoning their roles as arbiters of the constitution when when they do things like that so they are human beings are capable and something like that. That's a debate. There's two sides of that debate but when it comes to human life life life. There's no debate on when life begins. I mean this is just shouldn't even be a matter. You don't get to legislate away the right to live a whole group of people. But that's what the supreme court did in one thousand nine hundred eighty needs s. It needs to be

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Justice Clarence Thomas Questions Federal Policy on Marijuana

Colorado's Morning News with April Zesbaugh and Marty Lenz

00:18 sec | 3 months ago

Justice Clarence Thomas Questions Federal Policy on Marijuana

"Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says federal marijuana laws may no longer be necessary as more states passed laws to legalize it. He said. Probation on interstate use may be out of date High court declined to hear an appeal of a Denver dispensary that was denied federal tax breaks. Federal tax law does not allow marijuana businesses to deduct their business

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Biden Signs Juneteenth Bill yet Has Done Damage to the Black Community and Others

Mark Levin

02:01 min | 3 months ago

Biden Signs Juneteenth Bill yet Has Done Damage to the Black Community and Others

"So here's Biden The White House today. Now, remember what I told you about Biden? Biden is a street Politician is a thug. He's a chameleon. Is a nasty Ignorant man. Has clawed his way. Up the ladder. He has done things that are outrageous. Two people, including a black man by the name of Clarence Thomas, for which he gets a pass. He did things to terror read. Which would simply dismissed Which As part of the definition of rape doesn't matter. Doesn't matter. He has said things about black people that nobody would even think of saying and he has said it many times. No problem. No problem. He's a plagiarist. He's a liar. No problem. Why Because ladies and gentlemen, he is the vessel through which they're pushing their agenda and they don't care. They don't care if his brain dead they don't care. He's the guy. And he's performing. As they wish. Him to perform. And here's something else. Biden does know instinctively. As long as he hangs hard left. As long as he does the bidding of the American Marxists. The teachers unions. The open border immigration groups. Massive spending Bernie Sanders Marxists. As long as he does all these things and more, he's untouchable. The media won't touch him. And he won't be criticized. And he can go light his way through four years of the presidency. No matter how Handicapped he is mentally or otherwise it

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Justice Clarence Thomas Hits Big Tech With Call For Regulation

This Morning with Gordon Deal

02:08 min | 6 months ago

Justice Clarence Thomas Hits Big Tech With Call For Regulation

"Thomas in a concurrence this week. Argued that the time is coming to regulate these big tech operations. Facebook, Twitter Google You name it now, the case that he was concurring. The The decision to vacate a lower court's ruling on was a case involving President Donald Trump. And whether or not he had violated First Amendment rights of users he blocked on Twitter. But in the context of that case that was in front of the Supreme Court. You had Something written by Clarence Thomas. That is just spectacular. Absolutely spectacular. Justice Thomas wrote. As Twitter made clear, the right to cut off speech lies most powerful E in the hands of digital platforms, private digital platforms. The extent to which that power matters for the purposes of the First Amendment and the extent to which that power could be lawfully mob a modified raise interesting and important questions. One of the analogies he used in in this piece. Was was was a reference to the ability to to avoid certain restrictions. But at the end of the day what Thomas was talking about was saying, Essentially, these folks are operating like utilities. They're operating like utilities, and the idea that you can cut that off the idea that you could modify that the idea that you could do those things that do not protect the First Amendment right of the folks. It's no good. You'll get. Some tech platforms are sufficiently akin to carriers such as telephone companies that if tech platforms were regulated like utilities, they could be forced to do away with moderation standards they currently use a traditional telephone company laid physical wires to create a network connecting people. Thomas wrote. Digital platforms, late information infrastructure that can be controlled. In much the same way went on to

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Google Ultimately Prevails Over Oracle in Java API Case

Techmeme Ride Home

01:32 min | 6 months ago

Google Ultimately Prevails Over Oracle in Java API Case

"The. Us supreme court has ruled in google's favor in that big. Copyright dispute with oracle over the use of java api is basically with a six two two vote the justices overturn what had been a big oracle lawsuit victory coating cnbc. The case concerned about twelve thousand lines of code that google us to build android that were copied from the java. Application programming interface developed by sun microsystems which oracle acquired in two thousand. Ten oracle sued google over the use of its code and one. Its case twice before the specialized. Us court of appeals for the federal circuit the supreme court reversed. the federal. circuit's decision justice steven brier. Who wrote the majority opinion. In the case reason that google's use of the code was protected under the copyright doctrine of fair use quote. We reached the conclusion that in this case where a user interface taking only what was needed to allow users to put their accrued talents to work in a new and transformative program google's copying of the sun java. api was a fair use of that material. As a matter of law brier wrote brier was joined by chief. Justice john roberts and justices sonia yar elena kagan neal gorsuch and brett cavenaugh justices clarence thomas and alito descended and quote so this is huge huge news in terms of software and coding law basically. Api's to some degree are now fair. Use and therefore not copyright -able

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High Court Sides With Google in Copyright Fight With Oracle

AP News Radio

00:53 sec | 6 months ago

High Court Sides With Google in Copyright Fight With Oracle

"The Supreme Court has sided with Google over oracle in a decade long copyright dispute the eight billion dollar dispute involved Google's creation of the android operating system used on most smartphones which relied in part on computer code and organization used on oracle's Java system oracle calls it in it Regis act of plagiarism but Google argues it's long settled common industry practice and there's no copyright protection for code that couldn't be written another way the High Court ruled six to four Google with justice Stephen Bryer writing the copying was fair use in the dissenting justice Clarence Thomas called it anything but fair only eight justices heard the case because it was argued after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death but before Amy Coney Barrett joined the court Sager mag ani Washington

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Biden Signs Executive Order Aimed at Expanding Voting Rights

The Mark Levin Show

02:29 min | 7 months ago

Biden Signs Executive Order Aimed at Expanding Voting Rights

"So biden marks the fifty six anniversary of bloody sunday by signing executive order to make voting easier and he takes aim at trump over. Voter fraud claims that unprecedented insurrection in our capital on january six. Now we know. It wasn't an insurrection. Nobody was armed. Nobody had a weapon. Nobody's been arrested for having a weapon. The only shooting that took place was a capitol hill. Policemen shooting at and she died a veteran. How do you have an insurrection. Without weapons was never an insurrection. It isn't an insurrection. And i'll continue to say that it was violent and it was an attack on the capitol building. That's what it was but it was not an insurrection. But they can't stop and they won't stop because the media are propaganda even in the midst of a pandemic he said the judge appointed upheld the integrity of the vote. We have a corrupt majority now on the supreme court intellectually corrupt and politically left. They're cowards and the leading cowardice. John roberts i hate to tell you this amy coney barrett and brek having in on it. They've had multiple opportunities including today to clean up this mac and uphold the constitution of the states. And make it very clear. What needs to be done clarence. Thomas has said so over and over again. Sam alito said so over and over again no gorsuch said so over and over again. The barretts already a huge disappointment and cavenaugh is. And i knew he would be now. Let's get back to this insurrection. They talk about the democrat party strategically and meticulously went into the battleground states and destroyed. Their voting systems violated the federal constitution. What around the republican state legislatures not to protect minorities but to protect joe biden and the democrat party. That's what they're about.

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17 GOP attorneys general join Texas election lawsuit

KFAB's Morning News with Gary Sadlemyer

03:00 min | 10 months ago

17 GOP attorneys general join Texas election lawsuit

"Georgia wisconsin pennsylvania and michigan bob. Good morning good to have you back. Good morning gary. I appreciate you sending along the The pleading in particular is in is very well written. But i'm wondering they It it goes into detail about Statistically the some of these things have never happened before but isn't that kind of argument. Easy for the court to swat away. Don't you have to stick to the to the constitutional principles. Well the Brief that i sent you. A brief has actually filed on behalf of donald trump as an individual citizen and It was So that isn't the brief that we joined The state in a brass cajones brief that was filed by the state of missouri. There a total of seventeen states who have Joined together In support of the brief filed by the state of missouri so it's missouri and sixteen other states including nebraska have filed a brief in support of this case filed by the state of texas against as you mentioned pennsylvania georgia michigan and wisconsin constitutionally based Claim that is You know what i sent to you is is something that the president i. The president's lawyer it presents lawyer by the way is a brilliant jurist jurist brilliant lawyer who Clerked for a very fine. Court of appeals judge. And then and then clerked for justice. Clarence thomas this guy is not chump. Change the fate eastman eastman. Who was born in lincoln by the way point favorite there. Let me ask you a number one. Disabuse the trump haters of the notion that this is only a frivolous partisan exercise. I don't think doug peterson. For example. Who i know and a lot of nebraska do and other state's attorneys-general. They don't just do this for fun. No they do not We have a serious problem in our country with confidence in the The legitimacy and the integrity of our election process rasmussen poll December third the sixth rasmussen's a pretty well known well respected pollster. When what he found is that forty seven percent of frequent voters in this country. Believe that the believe that the election was either likely are very very likely stolen. Now that's a serious problem for our country we cannot have. We can't go forward with our representative democracy of people that confidence in the in the integrity of our elections. And i think that's why those of us. I today inexperienced. What else difference. Find your next mazda place mazda dot com today or you can visit our communication at a hundred and forty four th and giles to shop our showroom and take a test drive making your car buying

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Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to Supreme Court.

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:40 min | 11 months ago

Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to Supreme Court.

"The US Senate has confirmed. Amy Kuney. Barrett to the supreme. Court. Delivering Donald trump a huge but partisan victory just eight days before the election and locking in right-wing domination of the nation's highest court for years to come. The vote was a formality with senators divided almost entirely along party lines. It still marked a seismic moment for trump for the supreme court and for American democracy. For the president, meant his legacy on judicial appointees secure whatever the outcome of next week's election. Trump will have placed three conservative justices on the court albeit in highly contentious circumstances. For the Supreme Court, it sealed an unassailable six to three balance between conservatives and liberal justices. The oldest of those conservatives Clarence Thomas is seventy two and still has potentially many more years to serve within his lifetime appointment for us democracy. The confirmation gives the conservative justices, the opera hand on such hot button issues, abortion, same sex marriage, and the climate. Crisis Areas where public opinion is firmly in favour of progressive change the confirmation will leave a residue of bitter partisan ranko given the Republican rush to push Barrett. Through days before the election the closest confirmation to a presidential election in US history having refused for years ago to countenance Barack Obama's pick for the Supreme Court on grounds that the people should decide.

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Amy Coney Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice

The World and Everything In It

01:06 min | 11 months ago

Amy Coney Barrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice

"Judge Amy Coney. Barrett is now Justice Amy Coney Barrett Justice Clarence. Thomas swore her ended a White House ceremony last night. Start. Off. I am. Berry took the oath of office hours after the US, Senate voted largely down party lines to confirm her on this vote the as fifty to the Naser forty-eight, the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett of Indiana to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States is confirmed as expected. One GOP senator broke with Republicans that was Senator Susan. Collins of Maine Democrats were lockstep in opposition the forty eight year old Barrett fills the seat vacated by the late Justice Ruth Bader GINSBURG or confirmation likely gives conservatives on the high court a five to three advantage over the courts liberal wing with Chief Justice John Roberts serving a swing vote on many issues.

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Senate confirms Trump's Supreme Court nominee a week ahead of Election Day

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

01:15 min | 11 months ago

Senate confirms Trump's Supreme Court nominee a week ahead of Election Day

"He becomes just Barrett tomorrow I'm Lisa Lacerra Fox News One of our nation's most brilliant legal scholars and she will make outstanding justice on the highest court in our land president trump at the White House ceremony before Justice Clarence Thomas administered the oath of office to Judge Amy Coney Barrett shortly after the Senate voted to confirm her as the one hundred fifteen justice of the Supreme Court, the Senate's Republican majority overcame Democrat objections to confirm judge Amy Coney unofficially two to forty eight vote this. Is One of the most brilliant. Admired. and well qualified qualified nominees. In Our lifetime majority leader Mitch McConnell told us. Republican colleagues, they should be proud of the confirmation vote Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. Calls it a dark day in the Senate let the record show. That tonight. The, Republican Senate majority decided to thwart the will of the People Barrett's confirmation is expected to tilt the Supreme Court to the right with a six three conservative majority jared Halpern Fox News join the bench tomorrow after taking a second administered by chief justice. John

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The First Thing Democrats Must Do if They Sweep Election Day

The Breakdown with Shaun King

04:29 min | 11 months ago

The First Thing Democrats Must Do if They Sweep Election Day

"Any moment now in fact, by the time, you hear this. Republicans may have already approved Amy Komi Barrett to be the next Supreme Court justice she. Might literally be the single most conservative person on the Supreme Court. Certainly, she will be as conservative as Clarence Thomas. She's an ultra conservative and has never hidden that that's why she's so popular among conservatives. And All of a sudden. Donald trump in a single term. Will have appointed more Supreme Court justices than Barack was able to do in two full terms. he in fact, will have appointed more supreme. Court justices than most presidents ever get to do. And Republicans are now doing the very thing they said just could not be done. In the final year of Barack Obama's administration. But here we are. I've talked about in many times they don't play by the same rules. They're not even playing the same game to F. The rules. These are these are two completely different games and. There are options. There are basically no options left at this point. To stop this nomination and Democrats. Have made it clear that they don't even really have. Democrats in the Senate Particularly, Democrats on the judiciary have made it clear that they don't really even have the guts to stop the nomination. There were many things they could have done to slow it down and and they chose basically none of them just even procedural things to delay it. But here we are and she is about to be approved by. The Republican Senate and I could even talk to you about where Democrats fumbled the ball to continue to give Republicans the Senate. But the. That are left at this point. Are Really going to require. Democrats to win the Senate majority. Joe Biden to win the White House and Democrats to keep the house. and. If those three things happen if Democrats control the House, the Senate and the presidency. Which is Democrats will keep control of the house. So you know put that to the side. They are enough of them running that will win their seats and keep their their majority and maybe even strengthening. Whether or not Democrats flip the Senate. And take the White House. It's still up in the air I mean voting is going to have to continue at a frenetic pace. Between a Noun Election Day election day will have to be huge. And and it's possible. But if those three things happen, there are then. Multiple. Very serious systemic. Changes, that have to be considered. And I, think in a lot of ways we have to look at what Chile just did as you may know. As you may or may not have seen. It got very little coverage in the mainstream American media but late, last night nearly eighty percent of all people in the country Chile. Voted to be able to completely rewrite their constitution. MEAN A. Picture major deal it was written nearly one hundred and fifty years ago. Of course, not only by all men, but it was written during the age of of a dictator. And now they have an opportunity to seriously shape shifted into something that is beautiful inequitable. I want to tell you right after the break some of the necessary changes. That our country and our government can can undertake do I think that we will. Overhaul our constitution. No probably I wish I. Wish It'd be a beautiful thing.

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The Supreme Court Allows More Time For Pennsylvania's Mail In Voting

TIME's Top Stories

04:23 min | 1 year ago

The Supreme Court Allows More Time For Pennsylvania's Mail In Voting

"The Supreme Court allows extra time for Pennsylvania's mail in ballots by Marc Sherman and Mark Levy. Washington. The Supreme Court will allow Pennsylvania to count mailed in ballots received up to three days after the November third election rejecting a Republican plea in the presidential battleground state. The justices divided four four on Monday an outcome that upholds a state Supreme Court ruling that required county election officials to receive and count mailed in ballots that arrive up until November sixth. Even if they don't have a clear postmark as long as there is not proof it was mailed after the polls closed Republicans including President Donald Trump's campaign have opposed such an extension arguing that it violates federal law that sets Election Day as the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November and that such a decision constitutionally belongs to lawmakers not the courts. The State Republican Party Chairman Lawrence Tavis said the party disagrees with the decision and noting the four four decision. It only underscores the importance of having a full supreme court as soon as possible to be clear. The Supreme Court decided not to grant stay which does not mean the actions of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court would withstand a legal challenge to their judicial overreach. Should the court hear the case tape said? Nancy Patty. Mills Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party accused Republicans of trying to sow confusion and disenfranchise eligible voters. This is a significant victory for Pennsylvania voters. Mills said in a statement, the Democratic majority on the state's High Court had cited warnings that postal service delays could invalidate numbers of ballots and surging demand for mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic to invoke the power used previously by the state's courts to extend election deadlines during a disaster. Chief Justice John Roberts joined with the three liberal justices to reject Pennsylvania Republicans call for the court to block the State Court ruling. Justices Samuel Alito Neal Gorsuch Brett. Cavanaugh and Clarence Thomas would have required the state to stop accepting absentee ballots when the polls close on November third. There were no opinions accompanying the order. So it is impossible to say what motivated either group of justices the conservative justices have been reluctant to allow court quarter changes to voting rules close to an election. The court also is weighing a similar issue from Wisconsin but in that case, the ruling being challenged comes from a federal appeals court and the Democrats who are asking the justices to step in. Most states make election day the deadline, but eighteen states half of which backed trump the twenty sixteen election have a post election day deadline with nearly a million votes already cast in Pennsylvania, we support the court's decision not to meddle in our already working system Pennsylvania's Attorney General Democrat Josh Shapiro said in a statement. On, a separate track Republicans in the State House have pressed Governor Tom Wolfe a Democrat to agree to eleventh-hour legislation to eliminate or limit the three days under the court's order. The case is one of many partisan battles being fought in the state legislature and the courts primarily over a male in voting. In Pennsylvania amid concerns that a presidential election result will hang in limbo for days on a drawn out vote count in the battleground state. And Pennsylvania the State Democratic Party and a liberal group the Pennsylvania Alliance for retired Americans had salt an extension of the election day deadline to count mailed ballots. About two point eight, million mail in ballots requested and approximately nine hundred thousand returned democratic registered voters are requesting mail ballots at a nearly three to one ratio over Republicans, and it's September seventeenth ruling the divided state Supreme Court said ballots must be postmarked by the time polls close and be received by county election boards at five pm on November six, three days after the November third election it also said that ballots lacking clear postmark could be counted unless there was evidence that they were mailed after the polls closed.

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"clarence thomas" Discussed on Today in True Crime

Today in True Crime

06:52 min | 1 year ago

"clarence thomas" Discussed on Today in True Crime

"Shipped, is delivery differently, their expert shoppers, pickup, fresh groceries, household essentials, and even pet supplies from local stories you love. Get everything delivered to your door and as soon as one hour. About full shoppers, unbelievably fresh produce and peace of mind. That's the difference shipped makes try same-day delivery for yourself at dot com slash true crime today. Once again, that's S.. H. I. P. T. dot com slash true crime. Today is Thursday October. Fifteenth. Two. Thousand Twenty on this day in Nineteen Ninety one Clarence Thomas was narrowly confirmed to the Supreme Court despite allegations of sexual harassment by Thomas's former aide Anita Hill. Welcome to today in true crime a spotify original from cast due to the graphic nature of today's crimes. Listener discretion is advised extreme caution is advised for listeners under thirteen. Today. Recovering. Thomas Confirmation to the US Supreme Court in the face of sexual harassment allegations. Now, let's go back to October fifteenth, Nineteen Ninety one to the Senate floor in Washington DC. It was a tense day for the nation for three days. America had listened to law professor Anita Hill testify about the lewd comments Clarence. Thomas. Had made to her while he was her boss ironically at the equal employment. Opportunity, commission or EEOC and hills testimony suggested that there was not much by way of opportunity if you were a young black woman working under Thomas. while. She was reluctant to characterize her treatment under Thomas as illegal sexual harassment in the workplace. She made it clear that his character was not at the standard necessary to serve the highest court in the land. Many Americans rindt convinced by Hill's testimony however, most believed that Clarence Thomas should be confirmed according to a poll run by CBS and the New York. Times these skeptics had various reasons for dismissing hill some she was lying or exaggerating or simply deluded some thought her allegations were part of a racist witch hunt despite the fact that hill like Thomas was black Thomas, himself accused the all white Senate, Judiciary Committee of conducting a high tech. Lynching still other, Thomas. Believed that even if hill whilst telling the truth, it shouldn't matter. Thomas should be considered for the job of Supreme Court judge based on his work, not his personal life. Of course, as his aide Anita, Hill's treatment was part of his work. Now, the Senate was settling in for one last debate over these questions. As the senators argued on the floor President George H W Bush scrambled in the White House doing his best to bring executive pressure to bear on Congress. He wanted his nominee confirmed the American people meanwhile inundated Capitol Hill with all the pressure they could bring to bear phones were ringing off the hook telegrams were coming in droves everyone wanted their say. But in the end, it was up to the Senate their votes would determine whether or not Clarence Thomas was worthy of a spot on the highest judicial bench in the land. The tension of the day reached a boiling point as the results were called in fifty two to forty eight in favor of Thomas. If, three more senators had abandoned Thomas. He would have lost his opportunity to sit on the Supreme Court bench forever but he had just enough Democrats on his side to scramble across the Finish Line Eleven. Many of those senators were dependent on the support of black constituents and likely feared that a vote against Thomas would be read as an anti-black vote. Still it was far from a sweeping victory for Thomas. It's no surprise that the judge wanted to put the whole ordeal behind him as he put it this is a time for healing not a time for anger or Animus or animosity we have to put these things behind us and go forward. That worked out pretty well for him to this day almost two decades later he still sits on the Supreme Court and at seventy two, he may have years left before retirement. The oldest ever judge to leave the court was Oliver Wendell. Holmes Junior who served until he was ninety years old. Many women were less eager to forget what happened in October nineteen ninety one however, Marsha Green Burger founder of the National Women's law center explained it way. Anita. Hill sparked conversations among women that they had never had before about experiences that they realized were shared by so many others. This was the first time that they saw they weren't alone both by her telling her own story, and then by they're discussing their stories with their friends and family many of these women saw potential in this new solidarity and were determined to transform it into change. Coming up the legacy of Anita Hill's testimony against. Thomas. Listeners who doesn't love a good ghost story rattling chains mysteriously moving objects unfinished business. I am ready for all things spooky and so is podcast network starting October. First, we're bringing you the scariest most hair raising ghost stories ever imagined every Thursday on the new original series haunted places, ghost stories, Alistair Murdoch in summons, a new spine, tingling tale of rates, phantoms, and chilling apparitions. These stories come from all over the world including Japan, India the UK and even ancient Rome don't miss.

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"clarence thomas" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"clarence thomas" Discussed on KTRH

"Ever do it to Clarence Thomas? Boy. Did they ever smack down a black man? What he called a hi tech lynching. You know? I was contemplating. I was contemplating playing some of the audio Of The hearing's today. Ramon pulled it always got it all. Edited up real nice and ready to plug in place so I could use it as needed. But you know what? I'm goingto audible. Ha! Oh, my hobby. Homa Bay. Audible. Man. Instead. In the next segment. I'm going to play Clarence Thomas's response. So what Joe Biden did to him. I'm going to taste them. If there is one thing and one thing, there are lots of reasons Joe Biden should be president. When you're nominated by the president. To serve on the Supreme Court. It's a great honor. It's a mark of distinction. A great opportunity to serve your country. You should not be dragged into a court into a hearing into the chambers. And be maligned. Insulted. And tourney part for partisan favor. Joe Biden did that to Clarence Thomas in a way that it has never been done since. They're going to try to do that to Amy Cockney Barrett. In fact, I'd be shocked. If a single Catholic votes for Joe Biden he could say I'm Catholic. I'm Kathleen. Your party is destroying this woman and calling her radical. For being Catholic. Then again, I'm surprised a single Jew could vote for them. I'm surprised a single black person could vote for them. I'm surprised.

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Supreme Court won't let government enforce abortion pill rule — for now

Jay Talking

00:37 sec | 1 year ago

Supreme Court won't let government enforce abortion pill rule — for now

"An abortion restriction. CBS's Kate Smith for Poor High Court's first decision on abortion rights since the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. For now, the FDA is a longstanding rule that patients must be administered medication. Abortion pills in person by a doctor remains suspended. Historically, anti abortion rights justice is Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented. In a statement shared with CBS News, Julie K. An attorney for the value, who challenged the FDA regulations, called the Wind a relief. The FBI bust the plot to kidnap and possibly kill Michigan's governor, 13 people

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2 justices slam court's 2015 decision in gay marriage case

AP News Radio

01:00 min | 1 year ago

2 justices slam court's 2015 decision in gay marriage case

"A dissenting statement from Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas has LGBT groups expressing concerns a new conservative court might try to reverse same sex marriage rights the High Court rejected an appeal from former Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis whose refusal to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples pave the way for marriage equality in twenty fifteen but justice Clarence Thomas wrote the majority created a problem by reading into the constitution a right that doesn't exist family law attorney Randall Kessler who teaches at Emory University says there could be a religious challenges the right set of facts about the situation where someone complains our religious liberty is affected by not being able to object to same sex marriage some LGBT groups say the court is about to become more conservative and they worry about a renewed war on same sex marriage rights Jackie Quinn Washington

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NPR News Interviews Professor Anita Hill

All Things Considered

03:17 min | 1 year ago

NPR News Interviews Professor Anita Hill

"Considered from NPR News. I'm Ari Shapiro and Mary Louise Kelly has enough changed in the three years since the Harvey Weinstein story broke and the me to movement took off. A new report finds that for Hollywood and the entertainment business, the answer is no. The Hollywood Commission, a nonprofit that works to eradicate harassment and discrimination in the industry. Surveyed entertainment workers nationwide and found many are staying silent because they fear retaliation. Or they don't believe people in positions of power will be held to account. The chair of the commission is Anita Hill, who, of course, has fought her own battles over getting allegations of sexual harassment taken seriously. She accused now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of harassment and testified. Under oath back in 1991. Professor Hill joins us now welcome back to all things considered. I'm glad to speak with you again. I'm happy to be here. Tell me what surprised you in the survey results Well, the standout data was the data on accountability. We ask people Do you think that a person of higher rank Who was found to have our asked a person of lower rank would be held accountable and what we found is that 64% of the people we surveyed said that in fact, that person would not be held accountable. I suppose that's the thing that surprised me. I mean, on the one hand, it's not surprising that we're dealing with such deeply entrenched culture and history here. On the other hand, it's been three years of me, too, in the spotlight, and many powerful men have been held to account. You're you're absolutely right. We've seen some very high profile cases. And what we want to make sure is that it doesn't stop with just a few high profile cases. We know that they are problems throughout. Workplaces, and we want to make sure that everybody, whatever their position is Can count on being heard. So that's one piece of this. The other is persuading people who believe they're being harassed, have been harassed that they have a safe path to come forward and report it. I remember interviewing you, Professor Hill. Always. Almost exactly. Two years ago, September 2018 on we were talking because it was in the middle of the confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh. And we talked about the the personal cost of choosing to come forward. What do you say to someone who's weighing whether to do so or not? Well, you're absolutely right. There are personal cost. But even when people are willing to take the risk, there are other things that they're considering. People don't come forward because they think they won't be taken seriously. Unfortunately, the Cavanagh hearing really gave the impression that the Senate Judiciary Committee Did not take Christine Bozzi. Ford's claim seriously, and people see that example and becomes, you know what they think will happen to them.

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05:19 min | 1 year ago

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"Leads quote unquote know which forced to use Thomas Claims Margaret Bush Wilson Chair of the NWPP National Board of directors pillar of the black community in Saint Louis and attorney. Who helped get Supreme Court to Strike Down Restrictive Covenant once told him because leads have the skills and cultural capital to represent the race to put African Americans in the best possible light to white people, they see themselves as the public face in natural leaders of the black community, and what's funny, but that is the one thing we always say about we them blue check black people now because. Blue check black people, but on this podcast we always say a lot of black people. I'm ready they. They think. They're additioning for white people to be the managers of black people. And then I read this day I'm only should exacting Sam this podcast do I. Think Clarence Thomas. and there was more stuff. entitled back to W. E B The wind and W E B The world says something similar this approval of w. e B Dubois, which is. This leaves the massive, trained, uncultured, colorful, and even trained, but ill manner people in groups, impoverished workers of whom this upper-class of cutting Americans are ashamed. They are shamed both indirectly and directly just as any richer or better sustained group in a nation's ashamed of those less fortunate, and withdraw skirts from touching them, but more than that. Because the UPPERCUT, a group is desperately afraid of being represented before American rights by lower group or being mistaken for them or being treated as though they were part of it. They are appreciative stream of effort to avoid. Contact with the poorest classes of Negro, so it's kind of like Clarence. Thomas is kind of in the middle of a lot of popular blackout. Whether's from W, e B. Dubois or things that people like me. In other black people talk about on twitter today. So, you know it's interesting I hadn't heard this phrase blue check black pumps. Are It just it's really funny. Yeah, what's funny is not now for the most funny is I, think it started in the black community at least online and now I see why people using white people are complaining about Blue White People. Too But so you know. This is also kind of an interesting experience. I've had in this book. Is that I had a lot of African? American readers have said kind of what you've said a couple times you know it's like wow, I kind of agree with Qantas Thomas or boy, he sounds so much like my father. My grandfather and I think it's you know it's one of these..

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05:55 min | 1 year ago

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"That's not all that remarkable that a liberal jurist would do that. I mean that's part of the training, but was more interesting. Is that of Thomas? Did it and it got very little attention. But you're right. It doesn't have much staying power I do think it's beginning to change. I noticed this You know right around the time my book came out. There was you know I I I think because of both the essential of Neal gorsuch in and cavenaugh a cavanaugh you know. Thomas really was perceived. To be to solidify his hold particularly since he's the most senior justice with that means in any given case where John Roberts, the chief justice is not is on the opposite side. It means that Thomas gets to decide. Who Signs the opinion so for instance in the in the LGBT case that we? Just had. A Thomas would get to decide who writes the dissenting opinion, same thing with the Daca case that we just had so you know he's really beginning to come into his implant, so we're beginning to see more and more articles that talk about Clarence, Thomas is Constitution Clarence Thomas Court. But. Still I think there's just this very stubborn. A. Suspicion and skepticism about him. and I think it has made. It, it's made it hard for him. His voice to be heard clearly, you know that was one of the reasons I wrote. This book was to try to get people to realize you know ironically once you begin to see the depth of his thought. Then it becomes truly scary ad frightening. Some of his ideas are the irony of dismissing him thinking he's just an intellectual lightweight is that you don't really have to grapple with? Just how far reaching? Some of his decisions are just to give you one example so not only is Thomas a big critic of affirmative action. He's also critic of integration and people don't realize this, but Clarence. Thomas is firmly of the belief, and this is where the black nationalism comes in That integration was pretty terrible experiment that failed, and it failed for good reason, and that black people would do better to build up their own communities and to separate from white communities. This is there's no other Supreme Court Justice I. Mean some of them may believe this, but nobody would ever say it. He says it, but also what I think is interesting about him is not that he might think vet. Integration is bad or whatever, but getting other people will think it, but he has a at least professed pro black reason for yes, which I think, antunes appropriate reason that on honesty, black nationalist. Think, and and there was a math I'm glad. The author has a podcast called revisionist history, and he has an episode where he talks about and and I have some overlap in my thought with that, but not quite where Clarence Thomas Takes it, but reckon glad will talks about in a revisionist history and in the way you think about the way you think about history accepted truisms might be wrong, and he has episode about integration of Brown versus board that really overlaps a lot with a lot with Some of the quotes on affirmative action integration the from Clarence Thomas. Framing it in in a pro black way, a lot of people like that episode. Those you know people I think we were surprised how much they would like Clarence Thomas in the black community. But because of that are in front of his name the Republican..

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Champagne Sharks

04:50 min | 1 year ago

"clarence thomas" Discussed on Champagne Sharks

"But they don't want to be Republicans because of the racism and allowing would assume that Clarence. Thomas is talking white Republican conservatism, but a lot of what Clarence Thomas actually talks about sounds like of died in the Will Democrat black boomer, talking points that people who are Democrats, but basically have a very. Conservative streak. Wha, what was slightly different about Grad? Wolves take and its more sympathetic to mind. Is that the type of idea of integration? Where just Osmosis, if you put the White Kid next to the back kid proximity alone as opposed to improve the black kids life, and that the problem with the schools that the black children had is that they weren't white people around and Clarence Thomas kind of talks about that in some of the quotes that. That you give? But where someone like a macken, gradual I differ isn't that the idea that integration is bad, but so much. What I don't like with integration integrations that once it was decided to integrate I thought I did two mistakes. One was that they took the resources whenever out of the Black School isn't just focused on getting the back into the white schools, a lot of inner city schools kind of dissipated atrophy. They'll kind of lost A. A lot of resources, and and and a lot of black teachers can lost jobs. They integrated the kids first and didn't integrate the teachers to breathing sent the kids in I have racist white administrators, racist white teachers, and what I think the mistake is, they should have integrated the teachers, I and administrators I then brought in the kids. Then then the kids would have had like sympathetic, and and a lot of teachers were very good teachers who just ended up? Up losing jobs because of integration and disclose losing resources that were left behind and people just celebrate the kids being there, but Clarence Thomas doesn't go there eighty percent in the same ballpark. He just kind of stops with this segregated. He doesn't try to think of a better integration. You know he's. He's actually very hard. Core more black nationalist than a lot of black liberals. He is kind of surprising pure, especially for someone married to a white one. Yeah, so. So Lot in what you're saying there Sorry! No, no, no, it's it's, but it's all very relevant to Thomas but I just want to highlight some of the things. which is that you know, Thomas, really believes that at the heart of the integrationist idealism assumption that black kids can only do well black people. Sorry, not just by kids. Black people can only do well when they are in the presence of white people that the mere presence of white people will somehow improve people. and. This is something you see in stokely Carmichael. And Charles Hamilton's book black power they make the very same critique of integration. They say the driving suction behind integration, as is the belief that black people left to themselves, will either stagnate or deteriorate, and they need that kind of white leavening for lack of a better word in order to rise and Thomas loads that position and that's part of his critique. Critique and you see this in his several of his Supreme Court, opinions saying that there's just some kind of basic assumption, and also will lament the what happened to black schools and black teachers in particular actually lament that it reminds me a bit of Valerie Jarrett. Who was Obama's senior adviser? GOING BACK TO CHICAGO? Days in a row actually could. Could, memoir memoir and she talked about you know one of the ironic byproducts of Jim Crow was that black PhD's couldn't get jobs in universities often and so they ended up teaching in high schools in so black students got mazing education because they had these great teachers,.

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03:54 min | 1 year ago

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"Confident or or complacent with their place with back people that he thought a I think becky would like it and a lot of black people, even back Democrats really took umbrage to really kind of backfired yeah! I figured murder, Jones or nation. It wasn't the nation but but you're right. It was kind of more liberal publication I. I can't remember myself. Maybe. It doesn't even exist yes, anymore, actually but but no I mean. Yeah, the had. None Is GonNa, say it just went over. Really badly, and I feel like a lot of times. liberals kind of think there immune to our own racism or yeah, being called. Yeah, no and I it goes far beyond all this Oh you know one of the things I'm struck by particularly in the last. You know I don't know how period you know. A lot of liberals say we have to hear black voices, black voices, and nobody is very interested in hearing from Clarence. Thomas now I will say you know just because you want to hear from black voices. It doesn't mean you have to hear every black voice, but he does happen to be the most power full black person in the United States today. And so I've oftentimes gotten the question. Why would you read a book that Clarence? Thomas what? What significance is he? It's an odd question to me because nobody would ever say. Why would you write a book about Neal Gorsuch or why would you write a book about John Roberts or some other Supreme Court justice? They only say about Clarence Thomas. And a great point. Yeah, it's it's striking to me. When when would it ever be? When would you ever questioned the need for a biography legal analysis of a Supreme Court justice who I might add rights more opinions than any other justice in any given year number one has now written over seven hundred opinions number two number three has been consistently one of the pacesetters of throwing down doctrines that initially people bridal at and then come to accept as true, so he was the very first person just to give an example to suggest in supreme. Court opinion that the Second Amendment, the right. Right to bear arms was a personal individual right prior to that, everybody said it was kind of something for state militias, and he was the first and now that's settled you know a barack. Obama. said the right to bear arms is a personal right will that was Clarence Thomas who I said that on the core of the modern court due that I noticed right? Is You say reputation that he has with you? Take him seriously, but if you look on twitter, his his you know by back, the legal nurse policy. Wonk people will quote or talk about I sometimes even. Liberals were like praise in one of the sense like how great or interesting or engaging his opinion opinion was even if they disagree with, it tends to be the most talked about opinion or dissent, but. How many times his opinions of being the most talked about one, it never last as far as staying in people's mind that maybe we should change our assessment of him as it becomes an exception each time how engaging or a noteworthy or quotable his opinion. Was Yeah in fact I mean. I've been dealing with this for for many years. And one thing I noticed I mentioned to you before, but he was discussing the black codes and reconstruction, and it was a case that think about. Whether or not use of debt in in punishment or something like that. I can't remember the specifics of the case, so he wrote this opinion and Ruth Bader Ginsburg ulcer road opinion where she talked about the black codes and everybody's like Oh the group Baiter Ginsburg you know she talks about the reconstruction. Whatever now to be honest with you..

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"clarence thomas" Discussed on Champagne Sharks

Champagne Sharks

03:25 min | 1 year ago

"clarence thomas" Discussed on Champagne Sharks

"We can hear the rest at the La Times liberals I think they're immune to arm racism or yeah, being called. Yeah, no, and and I it goes far beyond all this, so you know one of the things I'm struck by predicting the. The last I. Don't know how period you know a lot of liberal say we have to hear black voices, black voices, and nobody's very interested in hearing from Clarence Thomas. Now I will say you know just because you wanna hear from black voices. It doesn't mean you have to hear every block voice, but he does happen to be the most powerful black person in the United States today. And so I've oftentimes gotten the question. Why would you read a book about Clarence Thomas? Would significance is he and I? It's an odd question to me because nobody would ever say. Would you write a book about Neal Gorsuch? Or why would you write a book about John Roberts or some other Supreme Court justice? They only say about Clarence Thomas. and. Yeah it's. It's striking to me. When when would it ever be? When would you ever question the need for a biography or a legal analysis of a Supreme Court justice who I might add rights more opinions than any other justice in any given year number one has now written over seven hundred opinions number two number three. Has Been consistently one of the pacesetters of throwing down doctrines that initially people bridal at and then come to accept as true so he was the very first person just to give an example to suggest in a Supreme Court opinion that the Second Amendment the right to bear arms was personal individual rights. Prior to that, everybody said it was kind of something for state militias, and he was the first and now that's settled you know. Barack Obama said the right to bear arms is a personal right that was Clarence Thomas who I said that on the court on the modern court said it would be interesting I noticed, is I you said reputation that he has like. Why do you take him seriously? But if you look on twitter, his his you know, but by ballot legal nurse Policy Wonks, people will quote or talk about sometimes even. Liberals will praise in one of his descendants like how great or interesting or engaging his opinion opinion was even if they disagree with, it tends to be the most talked about about your descent, but. How many times his opinion is of being the most talked-about one. It never last as far as staying in people's mind that maybe we should change our assessment of him is that it becomes an exception each time? Engaging or a noteworthy or quotable his opinion. Was Yeah in fact I, I mean I've been dealing with this for for many years. And one thing I noticed I mentioned to you before about he was discussing the black codes reconstruction, and it was a case, think about whether or not use of debt in in punishment or something like that I can't remember the specifics of the case, so he wrote this opinion and Ruth Bader Ginsburg also wrote an opinion where she talked about the black codes, and everybody's like Oh the group Baiter Ginsburg? She talks about reconstruction whatever now to be Ostra. Do that's not all that remarkable that a liberal I would do that..

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04:30 min | 1 year ago

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"Or it has roots that are so deep that you can't. You don't even know where it began or something like that. And the guy for pessimism. He's very very unafraid of invoking the original slavery is as the cause of things. Razz, lobbying conservatives really try to downplay the I want to make. It seemed like it was just You know a tough job, right? He does not do that. He's he's surprisingly very frank about yeah, and not only that you know he's also. An originalist claiming to interpret the Constitution as it was originally understood now when most white conservatives say that what they mean is the constitution as it was adapted adopted in seventeen, eighty nine. and which was a a slaveholders, constitution and Thomas first of all says that and admits that he's quite frank about that. It was a slaveholders constitution, but the other thing that commerce does is that he also says that the Constitution was fundamentally altered. We created a second constitution with the civil war and reconstruction with the passage of the thirteenth fourteenth and fifteenth amendments that in other words. Words the battle over slavery and emancipation, the black freedom struggle, the nineteenth century, fundamentally altered the Constitution a very different kind of constitution, and there are very few white conservatives who would make such a claim and so it's really interesting with Thomas is that for instance if you look at his second amendment, opinions on the right to bear arms, they are kind of history lessons in the centrality of. Black violence and white violence, the centrality of of people who were enslaved and then people who were free get control over arms and armaments. And he is in fact, he he. To things that are sort of interesting. It might be interesting to your listeners. First of all he quotes extensively from Herbert APP tekkers book on the history of slave revolts. Now for those of you who don't know her at decker was a member of the Communist. Party and he was one of the pioneering scholars he got this from. The Boys one of the pioneering white scholars on the history of slavery volts. Volts and how important they were, you know most white scholars tended to really downplay. Ignore this stuff and there he is in Clarence Thomas footnotes about the centrality of black revolt, armed revolt against the White Masters So that's one thing that's interesting, but the second thing in this came out in a case I don't know a year ago two years ago. where he's talking about the black codes. which were used to be back reconstruction? And He's against citing liberally from Eric Phone. Irs Work on Reconstruction Eric Founders, the great historian of reconstruction, still alive and with us. And I mentioned this phone, or I sent him an email about this, and he said Yeah, you know He's had a correspondence with Clarence Thomas Clarence Thomas is. Like no really knows his kind of civil war reconstruction history So you know that's a long winded answer to your question. In point about that, you know. The history of slavery is very important, and the battle over slavery is really really important. Thomas and informs a lot of his jurisprudence. Even on things the seem to have nothing to do with it, so his campaign finance jurisprudence will make mention of the fact and talk about the fact that kind. Pam Finance Law was written by a Ben Tillman pitchfork Ben who was a white supremacist who led programs against a black people in South Carolina and he talks about this. You know so.

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Champagne Sharks

05:22 min | 1 year ago

"clarence thomas" Discussed on Champagne Sharks

"I did not know that about. Him, at all and I'm looking anything but afro-pessimism. Yeah, no I mean you know I i. didn't in the end get into this in the book. But I was reading quite a bit of the afro-pessimists, letter, literature when I was writing this and I had originally intended to engage more with that in just decided not to and and but I found an awful lot of stuff in in Wilkerson. In in Clarence Thomas. And you know this idea. This kind of the untolerable of anti-black blackness. That racism is this kind of thing that exists. I think Thomas Clarence Thomas at one point says you know it has. I can't remember the exact quote has no roots. And by that you know. or it has roots that are so deep that you can't. You don't even know where it began or something like that. And the guy for pessimism, he's very very unafraid of invoking the original slavery is as the cause of things whereas lobbying conservatives really try to downplay the WanNa make. It seemed like it was just You know a tough job, right? He does not do that. He's he's surprisingly very frank about yeah, and not only that you know he's also. An originalist claiming to interpret the Constitution as it was originally understood now when most white conservatives say that what they mean is the constitution as it was adapted adopted in seventeen, eighty nine. and which was a a slaveholders, constitution and Thomas. first of all says that and admits that he's quite frank about that. It was a slaveholders constitution, but the other thing that commerce does is that he also says that the Constitution was fundamentally altered. We created a second constitution with the civil war and reconstruction with the passage of the thirteenth fourteenth and fifteenth amendments that in other words the. The battle over slavery and emancipation, the black freedom struggle, the nineteenth century, fundamentally altered the Constitution, made it a very different kind of constitution, and there are very few white conservatives who would make such a claim and so it's really interesting with Thomas. Is that for instance? If you look at his second amendment, opinions on the right to bear arms, they are kind of history lessons in the centrality of. Black violence and white violence, the centrality of of people who were enslaved and then people who were free get control over arms and armaments. And he is in fact, he he. To things that are sort of interesting, it might be interesting to your listeners. First of all, he quotes extensively from Herbert APP tekkers book on the history of slave revolts. Now for those of you who don't know her at decker was a member of the Communist Party and he was one of the pioneering scholars he got this from the boys one of the pioneering white scholars on the history of slave revolts. Revolts and how important they were, you know most white scholars tended to really downplay. Ignore this stuff and there he is in Clarence Thomas footnotes about the centrality of black revolt, armed revolt against the White Masters So that's one thing that's interesting, but the second thing in this came out in a case. I don't know a year ago two years ago. where he's talking about the black codes. Which? Used to be back reconstruction. And he's against citing liberally from Eric Phone irs work on Reconstruction Eric founders the great historian of reconstruction, still alive and with us..

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03:23 min | 1 year ago

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"It's not going to be me. Because I, it probably retread a lot of ground. I'm sure you probably want to break in a different type of focus, you know one thing that they have in common that they have in common for sure is that it's not the cut and dried black conservatism that we have now this. This'll weirder more dumbed down version of that conservatism now where I think neither Clarence Thomas or Thomas so will could be a hero in. It looks like we're in this age of the diamond. Sill. What's what's her name I? Forgot her name. She's always a candidate Owen. On. The, yeah, this kind of like almost are buffoonish or the Kansas Owen kind of reminds me of Tommy Lauren in that. She's not very serious. She's more. Attractive, Face That, it should consider. A weathergirl something someone who's just kind of reading offer something you know both both kind of remind me of that whereas Thomas Seoul was. There's a kind of you. Talk about in your reactionary mine. It actually kind of going back and forth. But let me actually in mind when I teach you talk about how sometimes one things that people underestimate, but the right is the extent to which the right will use talking points or things from the left to get its a point across lake. How I'm I'm drawing a blank on his name, the guy who's always talking about campus conservatives, but but he'll he'll talk about how certain authors are underrepresented in the hand in that cultural studies. ARGUMENT TO OUT GET GET I. Think Irs in there. And yeah, I mean. Sorry go ahead! This GonNa, but it's it's a really important point. and I think oftentimes gets overlooked and I think there's there's two ways to think about this so again for you know the from listeners who don't know this book, the reactionary mind which I wrote almost ten years ago. looks at conservatism from the very beginning, which goes back. It's it arises in in during the during the French Revolution, and from the beginning, a conservative thinkers have always been deeply influenced by the very movement that they're opposing whether it be the French Revolution Abolition the new deal. The women's movement lack freedom struggle whatever it may be. One of the things that's interesting about conservatives is how how much they are imprinted by the very as I say the very movement that they oppose, and sometimes it happens in the way that you just described whether you know borrowing talking points, and it's very cynical, instrumental in strategic, and they're doing it very self consciously and I see throughout the book. How that I think the more interesting thing is, is that oftentimes conservatives are influenced by the left in spite of themselves and ended up mimicking its language, not self-consciously in strategically, but unconsciously and strategically, and that was your example Sega a Phillix Phillips shares. Phyllis Schlafly? Yeah, exactly remember example, yeah, and which you know, there's a there's a series on I. Think it's Hulu a called. Mrs America, which is about this, and it's actually quite good on this in an..

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860AM The Answer

08:10 min | 1 year ago

"clarence thomas" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Remind you there is a great new film they don't get a chance to see living because there aren't that many that I think this should appeal to everybody liberal or conservative but I know that conservatives would love it created equal Clarence Thomas in his own words movie features Clarence Thomas himself talking about he's uniquely American journey begins in crushing poverty in a segregated south ends with Thomas confronting Senate Democrats of a confirmation battle that will test his in the nation's soul it's very dramatic powerful I love this guy the home pretty well creative equal Clarence Thomas in his own words you should see it at the for the theater locations show times and tickets go to justice Thomas movie that come right I was since the Clarence Thomas movie it's justice Thomas movie dot com thank the P. Dennis Prager here so there is a panic event Bernie Sanders shouldn't be it I think they're banking because you could if you read The New York Times I do of their banking on Bloomberg because they're safe there's always a safe here in the the left wing worlds fascinating thing and the the there really is nobody else that they could become conceive of as the feeling president of course anything can happen between now and November I always had that economy could crash for reasons that we can't foresee anything could happen I however if if the election were today they would bank on Bloomberg Bloomberg sounds reasonable not a socialist the use the fence capitalism about of course Bloomberg is a fanatic global warming and guns I mean this is for medical is Bernie Sanders or as any of them which is that in the in the New York times as he come out for nuclear power if he has that I respect his route than his view of all as I don't I don't think anybody seriously on global warming if they're if they're not passionate advocates of nuclear power it means they that they don't believe their own rhetoric there's a way to have non carbon energy and they don't use it this of the turbine is is disgusting idea to discuss thing idea aside from staggeringly ugly they they are very environmentally troubling I believe it or not I I know this so shocking to some who don't expect this from a conservative I care about animals a great deal I have not eaten veal synthesis since I was twenty years old because of the way that the fate of the animals raised and that a so I I under I don't eat veal really interested giving you an example money hero I'm think I'm I'm just explaining to you that this matters to me the the slaughter of vast numbers of birds by these turbines should should concern people on it would believe me if an oil company oil companies used turbines to get extracted oil and killed millions of birds including bald eagles they would be going out of their minds okay anyway let's see here Rosie is calling from a hospital I'll take that call hello Rosie Rosie hi hi hi so that your thank you yeah my our lives are used so much a lot sure so March with their own family thank you so you are you are you in the hospital now and you're you're going for open heart surgery yeah but thirty yes all right it's not easy to hear you so let me just say god bless you you will be fine I promise you and I want to hear from you after you're recuperating and you will will celebrate in my own way with you god bless you thank you Jackson Texas don hi my call thank you well I believe that if I had an hour with yet competition wait a minute are you talking to a speaker phone can you talk into the phone it's it's half their skill sorry I'm not no not not not anymore you're not what it I'm not all I see okay are it's not the world's clearest connection but so be it okay so if you had an hour with me you would convince me that private speech reveals character yes and the only thing that's available and I have a quite a number of examples in one being my character's been completely transformed as of the last twenty two years and I'm not the same person that I used to be and I believe yes the mind is the engine that drive you a motion of the well and so the character process begins in the mind of its needs without your private and public conversation I think you and your friend who said you know that you he agrees with you on a percent of the time it's W. seven hundred scripture I believe that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks is the one that country in that arm as I have private conversations with people if I bring something to someone that can fall and he affirmed its he's actually help remind everybody article on the subject I'm sorry I haven't yet okay I believe that I have far more cogent arguments than you Richard Nixon didn't like Jews any save his real life Harry Truman used the N. word in private conversation and he's the one who were integrated the the first president to integrate the armed forces of the United States it is the truth what you're saying yes answered yes okay the person agrees yes you that that number out of I don't believe it has anything to bolster your argument three okay you're not answering if you don't answer me I'm hanging up on you said can I answer you when you went to Ecclesiastes you're not answering me answer the medication and Truman examples and I'm sorry the only example to me I guess Richard Nixon could stand Jews and save these real life against the advice of all those advisers including Kissinger was a Jew and Harry Truman used the N. word regularly in private and he integrated the armed forces he's the president who did that which is the character issue using the N. word in private or integrating the armed forces well that's why I use the example of Ecclesiastes because I don't believe you can know the motor as to why someone tell I don't give a damn about motive I don't give a damn I'm not holding yeah hi you don't care if you don't know motives you are an arrogant darker you don't know what he's saying division you don't know what your character yes I could be telling you something in order to build my pride I could tell you oh my god yes that's right and so what so what if a guy builds a win I'd at a hospital to give more surgery because he wants his name on it is that bad character oh my god I'm sorry I it.

Clarence Thomas
"clarence thomas" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"clarence thomas" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"Now, do you think it was your enemies show putting that out or your friends putting that out because they wanted to rest more? I think people just wanted to know what I was gonna do. I have no idea where this stuff comes from. I think in one of the things you have to get used to in this business. And here is that people can say things about you and for you that you have nothing to do with you Clarence. Thomas. Yep. Supreme court Justice Clarence Thomas. So, you know. And he's absolutely right on that. People can say stuff about you for you all of that. And there's no there's no. Accountability. There's no accountability. I just it's just kind of the you know, the the way it is. That's how mediaworks a lot of legacy media, anyway. Which is really just sad. It's sad. I see it all the time all the time. With all of this just can't stand Clarence Thomas and to know that Clarence Thomas is sitting on this court Justice bench, after they tried every way to smear him, so racist, what they did to him too. Is well. I'm pleased as it as there. I have a story for you coming up about specifically millennial toilet paper. Some. Millennial toilet paper. Let's go ahead and kick it into Florida..

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"clarence thomas" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

01:53 min | 4 years ago

"clarence thomas" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

"Really consistent since this is an example as slips everybody has to adapt and a little and clarence thomas gets to virtuously say i am for race blind whatever that leads me i am for strict scrutiny whenever races years straight yes exactly right and i think it gets a welldeserved victory lap in a cave because you getting a lot of credit from horner usually get credit from and you know what you've earned it infant that can do have gone for decades and and finally an infant that brought him some welldeserved claims what does it mean doing forward keegan have clarence thomas in her pocket schumer seeing now he's he's on board for any opinion she writes gerrymandered well nobody out clarence thomas and unfortunately either the wild card and no the short answer to your question is that the bulk of gerrymandered in the country are not really racial gerrymander they are partisan gerrymander they are drawn uh by the party in power to empower the minority party uh and and a lot of things like wisconsin they're not drawn along racial lines are simply drawn long partisan lines on and the issue here is that every conservative member of the current court almost certainly including justice gorsuch uh seems pretty skeptical of halting purely partisan gerrymander is in fact justice alito dissenting has this weird little in colombia to partisan gerrymandered gave use them as nothing more than politics as usual and says it would damage the courts in damage the country to a weighed in and try to stop them sadly justice kennedy joined justice leaders defense and justice kennedy's vote is going to be absolutely critical to any effort.

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"clarence thomas" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

01:55 min | 4 years ago

"clarence thomas" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

"Uses raise to determine the political affiliation of a group of voters that in itself is still a racial gerrymander it doesn't matter if it's made more sellable uh by the fact that it divided by party allegedly according to the state it doesn't matter what pretax for layered on top of it if you use race in any capacity if you're using it to try to figure out who the democrats are and disadvantage them you're still using race and that means that you have committed a racial gerrymander the subject to strict scrutiny and almost certainly doesn't path constitutional muster us again because it's this is the deal marked tell us what yeah it's a huge deal because for decades really the case for here is infuriating the voting rights activists because for decades states like north carolina have gerrymandered on the basis of race and then gone into court and said all we were really doing with sticking it to democrats they can't do that any more not after monday's decision monday's decision stands for uh the proposition that wednesday devises voters on the basis of race for the purpose of redistricting it has pretty much broken the law that is a huge step forward that is a really big deal uh and i think it will probably already alter the outcome of a lot of gerrymandering litigation in the courts at this point this brings clarence thomas is the initial reaction on monday was is he a liberal or more pointedly does he just not read the notes uh but you and i think agree that there was a lot more going on in that and that clarence thomas is in fact not being wildly inconsistent uh by joining the four more progressive members of the court this time right.

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"clarence thomas" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

01:40 min | 4 years ago

"clarence thomas" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

"The south is the area where a lot of these racial gerrymander cases come up and the reason why it becomes difficult is that where we stand right now the court says the reseal gerrymander is our unconstitutional but is gerrymandered gerrymandered that are only designed to disenfranchise voters of the minority party those are okay and so for decades we have seen southern states use race as a proxy for party and this is exactly what north carolina did in this case they actually divided their voters on the basis of race but when they went to courts north carolina said we weren't really thinking about their reason trying to discriminate against them for being black we were simply assuming correctly for the most part the black voters will be democrats and it's the democrats we were really trying to stick it to not the black voters this brings us to claim is tarnishing majority opinion for what turns out to be signed justices in the majority this is she really in some ways and i think you pointed out even in your right up in a footnote uh she is everything and somehow gets clarence thomas to sign on so so what is alina kagan doing to shift the ground were on everything and note seven if anyone wants to go run to the pedia them look to stop it really were uh i think i got thing carefully because what doctors kagan if that if the eu rave as a proxy for party.

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"clarence thomas" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

01:49 min | 4 years ago

"clarence thomas" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

"All of partnered with you okay so here's my question mark first of all this is not the first big voting rates bombshell from the high court is not even the first big voting rates decision this month can you just back up and tell us about last week the justices declined to hear another big vote in case of a north carolina and you are or north carolina correspondent tell us about that one and what the chief justice had to say about it the wind were you a lower court in from the for us circuit court of appeals striking down north carolina the all new about voter depression law i call it died because it last early voting it the number of methods by which people could vote on a created this very stringent voter id requirements and the foreign circuit had ruled that the entire law was unconstitutional and unlawful under the eagle protection clause and the voting rights act because the the quote from the opinion it targetted african american with almost surgical precision now one would probably expect uh justices samuel alito clarence thomas chief justice roberts to want to take a look at that decision of the fourth circuit and maybe give north carolina another chance to prove themselves and roll up enough pretax dover their voters oppression in law to make it past legal muster but instead the core unanimously turned away north carolina's appeal said we are not taking this case and effectively allowed the fourth circuit decision to stand as precedent moving forward.

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"clarence thomas" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

01:41 min | 4 years ago

"clarence thomas" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

"Really consisted this is an example as slips everybody has to adapt and a little and clarence thomas gets to virtuously say i am for race blind whatever that leads me i am for strict scrutiny whenever races years straight yes exactly right and i think he gets a welldeserved victory lap in his cave because you getting a lot of credit from corner of usually get credit rahman you know what he's earned it he's been taken to have gone for decades and and finally an infant that brought him from welldeserved claims would is doing forward pocket sure he's he's on board for any opinion she writes gerrymandered well nobody had clarence thomas and unfortunately he always a card and no the short answer to your question is that the bulk of gerrymander in this country are not really racial gerrymander they are partisan gerrymander if they are drawn uh by the party in power to disempower the minority party uh and and a lot of states like wisconsin they're not drawn along racial lines are simply drawn long partisan lines um and the issue here is that every conservative member of the current court almost certainly including justice gorsuch uh seems pretty sceptical of the whole team purely partisan gerrymander is in fact justice alito dissent has this weird little encomium to partisan gerrymandered he views them as nothing more than politics as usual and says it would damage the courts in damage the country to a weed in and try to stop them.

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