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Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

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Clarence Thomas: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
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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Clarence Thomas: The justice nobody knows

In his first TV interview, Justice Thomas talked about his childhood, his career, and his controversial confirmation
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Legal immunity for police misconduct, under attack from left and right, may get Supreme Court review

Justice Clarence Thomas, a conservative, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a liberal, have both criticized the doctrine of "qualified immunity."
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Passed By for Decades, Clarence Thomas Is a New Symbol of the Trump Era

He isn’t yet the pop culture star that Ruth Bader Ginsburg — “Notorious R.B.G.” to many — is. But his fans think he could be.
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Smooth sailing in U.S. Supreme Court's first teleconference case; Thomas joins fray

The 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..
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U.S. Supreme Court's first teleconference arguments go well; Thomas asks questions

The 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..
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Among Those Pressing Trump to Weed Out Disloyalty: Clarence Thomas’s Wife

A 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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Don't forget Justice Clarence Thomas in Black History Month celebrations

In remembering the legacy of extraordinary black Americans, why does Clarence Thomas always go ignored?
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Justice Thomas urges courage to uphold rule of law

U.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..
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Behind the headlines: Battle over the Supreme Court

Battle 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..
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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..
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Rewind: Clarence Thomas talks about Anita Hill

When 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"
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Today in History for October 11th

Highlights 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..
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U.S. Supreme Court opens new term, with an ill Justice Thomas absent

The 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..
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Janet Napolitano on "The Takeout" - 5/31/19

Former 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..
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Justice Thomas urges U.S. Supreme Court to feel free to reverse precedents

Justice 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..
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Justices Dismiss Appeal in Virginia Racial Gerrymandering Case

The decision featured unusual alliances, with Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil M. Gorsuch joining three of the court’s more liberal members.
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How History Changed Anita Hill

Nearly 30 years after the Clarence Thomas hearings, she talks about the progress that’s been made and the issues that remain.
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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
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At the Supreme Court, Justice Thomas Scoffs at Retirement Rumors

In a relaxed public interview, Justice Clarence Thomas reflected on his career and work at the Supreme Court.
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