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What Clarence Thomas doesn't believe

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Posted By: tisHimself, 10/2/2019 8:21:31 AM

For decades now it has been widely assumed by many liberal observers that Clarence Thomas was a man of mediocre intellect, a lapdog to the late Antonin Scalia with no original judicial philosophy who would, despite his historically long tenure on the Supreme Court, leave no lasting legacy. It is rumored that Thomas himself enjoys reading their speculations.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Laotzu 10/2/2019 9:11:43 AM (No. 195442)
I read a Kagan opinion for the first time at the end of the term. It read like a high school paper sports piece. Thomas has nothing to worry about.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: chance_232 10/2/2019 9:21:07 AM (No. 195461)
I got lost in the flowery minutiae.... Ill say this..... with Scalia gone, Thomas is my favorite Justice. If I could meet one living person of my choice, it would be Thomas.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Tundrarider 10/2/2019 10:17:03 AM (No. 195524)
He should be Chief Justice. I don't know if he is still doing it, but he used to travel around in his RV during the break. I always wondered what it would be like camping in the site next to him and inviting he and his wife over for s'mores or some such thing . . . I know that sounds silly, but what a memorable camping trip that would be.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bigfatslob 10/2/2019 10:26:56 AM (No. 195538)
I take it Matthew Walther is some superior intellect when it comes to the Constitution and rulings presented by the Supreme Court. Maybe the 'intellects' who sit to the left of Justice Thomas are more impressive to Mr. Walther.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: couchguy 10/2/2019 10:36:18 AM (No. 195555)
He's our best justice, period.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 10/2/2019 10:59:11 AM (No. 195592)
The Week is a lefitst outlet, and yet, I decided to see if they had the slightest understanding of Justice Thomas. When I got to " ...justice's legacy. Thomas, Robin argues, is best understood as a black nationalist in the tradition of Malcolm X," I had to laugh and that was the end of my time wasted on this.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: mathman 10/2/2019 12:14:37 PM (No. 195694)
The man with the mediocre intellect was Justice Thurgood Marshall. Go read some of his opinions! If you can find some not written by his clerks, that is!
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