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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 28, 2022, 10:31 AM

28. Clarence Thomas...

...makes her look like Chief Justice Taft. Just part of his biography from Oyez.org:

"Thomas transferred to College of the Holy Cross and graduated in 1971 with a bachelorís degree in English Literature and a passion for civil rights that drove him to pursue a career in law. He attended Yale Law School as one of the first students to benefit from the open admissions program that offered positions to black students in all-white colleges. Years later, Thomas would grow to abhor affirmative action, as hiring partners and other white colleagues would credit his accomplishments not to hard work and dedication, but to the color of his skin and the measures schools took to recruit black students. Upon graduation, Thomas began working in the office of the Missouri Attorney General after being admitted to the Missouri bar in 1974. In 1977, he worked for Senator John C. Danforth as his legislative assistant. After four years working with Danforth, President Reagan appointed Thomas as the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education. A year later, Reagan propelled his career even further by appointing him Chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. By this point in Thomasí life, he was still living with severe debt from student loans, an issue made worse by his addiction to alcohol. Once Thomas decided he could no longer afford to drink as he did, he quit drinking all together. Thomas served at the EEOC for eight years, and in 1990, President George H. W. Bush nominated Thomas to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit.

As a 43-year-old with barely one year of experience on the judiciary under his belt, Clarence Thomas was quite young and inexperienced when George H. W. Bush nominated him to the Supreme Court in 1991"


Edited even further to add: I've always thought of Thomas as one of America's greatest cowards, and 30 plus years on the Supreme Court has validated that. I can't think of one decision where he's ever ruled in favor of the less powerful over the more so, and his rulings in Fourth Amendment and prisoners' rights cases are the stuff of "Twilight Zone" episodes. Turds like him and Tim Scott think they're brave because they go against "the liberal plantation orthodoxy" when they've traded in their ability to make a difference for the comforting cloak of personal gain and the "let 'em eat cake" conservative mindset. I don't now if I have as much disdain for any other people on Earth (including a fat-assed orange idiot grifter) as I have for them.

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