by Jenée Desmond-Harris onFebruary 14, 2011
The SCOTUS justice is approaching five years without asking a single question during court arguments.
October 22, 2010
This week on the Confab: Valerie Jarrett and the Obama administration's black media outreach and the curious case of Ginni Thomas. Join The Root's senior editor, Teresa Wiltz, as she talks to staff reporter Cord Jefferson, associate editor Lauren Williams and contributor Sherrilyn Ifill.
by Joel Dreyfuss onOctober 19, 2010
The Supreme Court justice's spouse leaves a voice mail asking for an apology.
by Sherrilyn A. Ifill onOctober 14, 2010
Legal experts have been too quick to give Virginia Lamp Thomas a pass for her right-wing activities. The Supreme Court's own decisions make it clear: A perceived bias is just as bad as a real one.
by Joel Dreyfuss onJuly 2, 2010
Justice Thomas made it clear in his fiery opinion in the Supreme Court's gun control decision this week that the right to bear arms is inextricably intertwined with black freedom. We need a new organization to make it happen.
by Sherrilyn A. Ifill onMarch 17, 2010
It may not be illegal for the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to cozy up to the Tea Party. But it sure is unseemly.
February 19, 2010
As happy as we are for the nation to get its yearly reminder that black people do exist in the context of American history, there’s a growing list of characters that has us harking back to Zora Neale Hurston’s famous words: “All my skinfolk ain’t kinfolk.” Indeed, while we love our own, we sure do dream of erasing a few of them from the history books. Some are politicos, others are pop culture figures, but they all share one common attribute: They’re embarrassing.
August 17, 2009
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave Troy Anthony Davis the chance to present evidence in court that the condemned man has said for years will clear him of the murder of a Savannah police officer...
June 26, 2009
If ever we needed a concrete of example of what's at stake when it comes to Supreme Court appointments, this week's decision in Safford United School District #1 v. Redding fits the bill. This is the case from Arizona involving a 13 year-old middle school student who was strip-searched at school on suspicion of having non-prescription drugs. Justice Thomas’ solo opinion shows once and for all that he’s pretty much gone off the grid.....
by Joshua Griggs onJune 23, 2009
By preserving a key component of civil rights law, justices avoid huge harm to the legitimacy of this Supreme Court.
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