ksimon2007 wrote:The Justice Thomas hate is a bit much. He's a conservative Justice. If you are more liberal and feel the constitution offers redress for every injury then that's fine, but understand that 4 other Justices agreed with his viewpoint on the case with only one concurrence.
You really think I don't like JT because he's conservative... I dislike him because he's worthless, his opinions are by far the worst on the bench and he stands for nothing. Scalia is conservative and strict constitutionlist but I don't dislike him in fact I'm more conservative in my political leaning (not republican just a conservative leaning independant). The fact that he is the only "black voice" on the bench is just sad in my opinion. But don't take my word that JT is useless lets see what some other people have to say.The New York Times recently noted that Tuesday of this week will mark the five year anniversary since Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has spoken during a case. Not only has Justice Thomas not spoken at all while hearing court arguments for the past five years; Thomas has also spent this lengthy period of silence "leaning back in his chair, staring at the ceiling, rubbing his eyes, whispering to Justice Stephen G. Breyer, consulting papers and looking a little irritated and a little bored." (The New York Times)
First, there was the fact that Thomas, whose wife has earned almost $700,000 for--as far as I can tell--being his wife, finds government disclosure forms so difficult to fill out that he accidentally put $0 where $700,000 was supposed to be under "spousal income." (cliff schecter)
When asked to comment on Clarence Thomas as a possible replacement for William Rehnquist, Reid told NBC's "Meet the Press": "I think that he has been an embarrassment to the Supreme Court. I think that his opinions are poorly written. I just don't think that he's done a good job as a Supreme Court justice."
The man has been silent on the bench for 5 yrs (no other justice has even been silent for a session), he's attended fundraising activities that bring the impartiality of court into question, he lied about his wifes finances and he did not recuse himself when there were obvious conflicts of interests. Not to mention he doesn't have an original thought in his head. hopefully that explains my feelings about JT.