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Clarence Thomas is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President George H. W. Bush on July 1, 1991, to succeed Thurgood Marshall and is the second African American to serve on the Court. Thomas's service began October 23, 1991. Upon the retirement of Anthony Kennedy in 2018, Thomas became the most senior member of the Supreme Court, that is, the longest-serving current Justice, with a tenure of 28 years, 332 days as of September 19, 2020.
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Smooth sailing in U.S. Supreme Court's first teleconference case; Thomas joins frayThe first U.S. Supreme Court arguments conducted by teleconference - a break from tradition due to the coronavirus pandemic - played out smoothly on Monday in a case involving hotel reservation website..
U.S. Supreme Court's first teleconference arguments go well; Thomas asks questionsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments in a case by teleconference for the first time - breaking tradition due to the coronavirus pandemic - in proceedings involving hotel reservation website..
Among Those Pressing Trump to Weed Out Disloyalty: Clarence Thomas’s WifeA group led by Ginni Thomas has targeted officials in the administration, and lobbied for its own preferred choices. As the president’s distrust in those serving him has grown, so has its sway.
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Justice Thomas urges courage to uphold rule of lawU.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said judges must resist the temptation to bend their rulings to racial, religious or partisan preferences. Thomas gave the keynote speech Tuesday at the..
Behind the headlines: Battle over the Supreme CourtBattle over the Supreme Court Correspondent Martha Teichner looks back at Anita Hill's testimony during the confirmation hearing of Clarence Thomas, and talks with NPR's Nina Totenberg and historian..
Anita Hill"I did what my conscience told me I had to do, and you cannot fail when you do that." That's what Anita Hill tells Ed Bradley regarding her testimony before a Senate committee, in which she accused..
Rewind: Clarence Thomas talks about Anita HillWhen the Supreme Court Justice spoke to 60 Minutes in 2007, he addressed Anita Hill's high-profile testimony: "That's not the person I knew"
Today in History for October 11thHighlights of this day in history: Congress OK's U.S. military force against Iraq; Former President Jimmy Carter wins Nobel Peace Prize; Anita Hill accuses Supreme Court pick Clarence Thomas; Second..
U.S. Supreme Court opens new term, with an ill Justice Thomas absentThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday debated the insanity defense in criminal prosecutions and delivered a potential setback to gun control advocates as it opened its new term on Monday with a flurry of..
Janet Napolitano on "The Takeout" - 5/31/19Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano joins Major Garrett to talk about Joe Biden’s handling of Clarence Thomas's confirmation hearings, immigration and more on this week’s edition of..
Justice Thomas urges U.S. Supreme Court to feel free to reverse precedentsJustice Clarence Thomas on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to feel less bound to upholding precedent, advancing a view that if adopted by enough of his fellow justices could result in more past..
Justices Dismiss Appeal in Virginia Racial Gerrymandering CaseThe decision featured unusual alliances, with Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil M. Gorsuch joining three of the court’s more liberal members.
How History Changed Anita HillNearly 30 years after the Clarence Thomas hearings, she talks about the progress that’s been made and the issues that remain.
Anita Hill on whether she could vote for Biden: "Of course I could"Hill has criticized Biden's performance during the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
At the Supreme Court, Justice Thomas Scoffs at Retirement RumorsIn a relaxed public interview, Justice Clarence Thomas reflected on his career and work at the Supreme Court.