By Dave Andrusko Imagine for a moment you are Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. You have been attacked, mauled, ridiculed, and mocked from the day President George Herbert Walker Bush nominated you to replace Justice Thurgood Marshall. You survived what you accurately described as a “high tech lynching” only to be caricatured for decades as …Continue reading "At long last, Justice Thomas’ enormous influence is beginning to be recognized"
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court today, in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, allowed to stand a decision by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals striking Indiana’s “Sex Selective and Disability Abortion Ban.” The bill, which originally passed the Indiana legislature in March 2016, prohibited abortion based on the unborn child’s race, …Continue reading "Justice Clarence Thomas Exposes Planned Parenthood’s Eugenic Roots"
By Calvin Freiburger Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at LifeSiteNews. MALIBU, April 15, 2019 — The most conservative sitting justice of the U.S. Supreme Court spoke out this month in defense of a potential future colleague against left-wing criticism directed at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Catholic faith. President Donald Trump …Continue reading "Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas condemns Democrat attacks on SCOTUS contender Amy Coney Barrett’s faith"
By Dave Andrusko Each day I check various “this is what happened today in history” sites. Several mentioned that it was on this day in 1993 that former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall passed away. In 1967 President Lyndon Johnson appointed Marshall, then a judge a for the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, to …Continue reading "The unappreciated influence of Justice Clarence Thomas"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Margaret Sullivan, recently “Public Editor” (i.e., ombudsman ) for the New York Times, wrote her first column today as the Washington Post’s “Media Columnist.” We talk about her first column elsewhere today. Suffice it to say, Sullivan tells us she will use her space to write “about free speech, digital …Continue reading "Another New York Times hatchet job on Justice Thomas"
By Dave Andrusko There I was last Friday, chugging away on the treadmill when, lo and behold, Today’s Matt Lauer began interviewing Kerry Washington on her upcoming performance in “Confirmation,” an HBO movie about the 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas. Washington plays Anita Hill whose charges against Thomas came close to derailing …Continue reading "Prepare for yet another assault on Justice Clarence Thomas"
By Dave Andrusko (A tip of the hat to Orin Kerr ,writing in the Washington Post.) Given the New York Times’ biases, both in news stories and editorials, occupying the post of Public Editor (aka Ombudsman) can really be a full-time job. Today Margaret Sullivan responded to a letter, representative of “many,” which gently critiqued …Continue reading "Another New York Times hatchet job on Justice Thomas"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This editorial about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, which appeared in the November 2001 edition of National Right to Life News, is the latest in our year-long “Roe at 40” series. We are bringing you some of the finest articles that have appeared in NRL News going back to its …Continue reading "A Long Overdue Re-evaluation"
By Dave Andrusko Today completes the first of two weeks of Pro-Life Perspective posts on Abortion in America. National Right to Life President and PLP Host Carol Tobias picks the narrative in the summer of 1990 which saw two unlikely occurrences. In July David Shaw, the Los Angeles Times’ media critic, wrote an historic four-part …Continue reading "What’s airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today? “Abortion in America, Part 5: 1990-1992”"
By Dave Andrusko With the stakes raised by the Supreme Court’s decision to review ObamaCare so high, it’s not surprising that a law that is as all-embracing as it is unpopular should find proponents and opponents scrutinizing the justices for any hint they would be less than impartial. However since there is little or no …Continue reading "ObamaCare & Recusal"
By Dave Andrusko For those too young to remember, at National Review online today you’ll find “the men who shepherded [Supreme Court Justice Clarence] Thomas through confirmation reflect on the Anita Hill hearings 20 years later.” Take it from me—who IS old enough to remember—these reminiscences are riveting. Without getting into a lot of detail, …Continue reading "Twenty Years after the Nomination of Justice Clarence Thomas"