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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-08-10 10:09 PM
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Justice Thomas has a litmus test for his clerks
Justice Clarence Thomas apparently has one additional requirement. Without exception, the 84 clerks he has chosen over his two decades on the court all first trained with an appeals court judge appointed by a Republican president.

That unbroken ideological commitment is just the most extreme example of a recent and seldom examined form of political polarization on the Supreme Court.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/07/us/politics/07clerks....


He isn't a judge, he is a political operative.
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sharesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-08-10 10:58 PM
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1. He is such a complete and utter stooge
that he needs to make sure his clerks can do his thinking for him.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-08-10 11:36 PM
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5. Yup.
It sure sounds like he likes to surround himself with partisan conservatives.

I'm not sure that the relationship involves much "thinking", though.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-08-10 11:07 PM
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2. Does he have another test involving a coke can?
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-08-10 11:32 PM
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4. What is his preference? Black, blonde, brunette, or red hair?
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-08-10 11:30 PM
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3. He is certainly the most inept justice on the high court.
A distinction he has held since his appointment.

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