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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    I don't need to explicitly explain how, because the correlation between the decision in this case and her finances is established because she formed a firm which lobbies against this bill.
    Yes, he is basically sleeping with a lobbyist.... or, look at it another way, given that the lion's share of his household income comes from a company that has a horse in the game, he is a de facto lobbyist.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

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    Possibly the dumbest guy (or prehaps just a guy with very, very low integrity) ever to take a seat on the court.....
    That comment is racist. Perhaps you feel the same way as the mob demonstrating at the Koch event a few weeks ago and believe Thomas should be sent back to the fields. Is that right ?

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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

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    That comment is racist. Perhaps you feel the same way as the mob demonstrating at the Koch event a few weeks ago and believe Thomas should be sent back to the fields. Is that right ?
    (racist....???)


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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    sure you have. My former roommate from college has argued several cases before the USSC and he says otherwise. He also was the acting US AG. I suspect you are lying.
    If you're a rightwing SCJ, you should recuse yourself because YOU MIGHT VOTE AGAINST IT.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Yes, he is basically sleeping with a lobbyist.... or, look at it another way, given that the lion's share of his household income comes from a company that has a horse in the game, he is a de facto lobbyist.
    Excellent point. Which is why most spouses in this situation go out of their way to avoid even an appearance of putting their spouse in a conflict of interest. But Virginia Thomas has endangered her husbands career and it is only her fault.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

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    (racist....???)


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    You bet.... calling a black man dumb is a racist stereotypical statement.

    It must be since no one can say the same about Obama without being called racist.

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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

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    (racist....???)


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    Absolutely, and in case some haven't seen it in here yet, check the oh so tolerant libs at the Koch event....




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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    That comment is racist. Perhaps you feel the same way as the mob demonstrating at the Koch event a few weeks ago and believe Thomas should be sent back to the fields. Is that right ?
    Guess what? There are intellectual lightweights in all shapes, sizes, colors, creeds and nationalities. Sorry, but a Supreme Court justice that never asks a question of the litigants, never says anything in court, never authors an opinion is a light-weight.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Guess what? There are intellectual lightweights in all shapes, sizes, colors, creeds and nationalities. Sorry, but a Supreme Court justice that never asks a question of the litigants, never says anything in court, never authors an opinion is a light-weight.
    never? Really, and I am sure that a some search will prove you right?
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    never? Really, and I am sure that a some search will prove you right?
    Maybe not never, but it has been a while.

    A week from Tuesday, when the Supreme Court returns from its midwinter break and hears arguments in two criminal cases, it will have been five years since Justice Clarence Thomas has spoken during a court argument.
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    In the past 40 years, no other justice has gone an entire term, much less five, without speaking at least once during arguments, according to Timothy R. Johnson, a professor of political science at the University of Minnesota.


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