Clarence and Virginia Thomas share a good laugh with attendees at a Utah Supreme Court swearing-in ceremony, 07/19/10. (photo: AP)
Clarence Thomas’ Dangerous Conceit
By Jonathan Turley, Los Angeles Times
06 March 11
The Supreme Court justice argues that criticism of him is an attack on the court itself. But a single justice doesn’t define the institution.
Thomas is the Supreme Court Justice, formerly employed by Monsanto, who wrote the court’s opinion approving the patenting of life. Thomas also thought the Anna Nicole Smith family feud case was more important than hearing the cattlemen’s case for fair markets and later denied the A.T. Terry case a hearing. He also agrees that corporations should be able to contribute any amount of money to political campaigns. Somewhere, perhaps it was at one of the Koch brothers judicial retreats, Thomas forgot the American concept of “justice for all”.