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Clarence Thomas

Apr 21, 2022

Justice Thomas and his wife’s text messages highlight missing ethics rules at the Supreme Court

Time and time again, the country’s highest court has come under fire for failing to manage possibly unethical behavior by its justices. In the past, the Supreme Court of the United States has cast aside pleas to adopt an ethics code for the justices. Now, the actions of Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife, Virginia – who […]

Mar 28, 2022

Justice Thomas joins arguments remotely after hospital stay

Justice Clarence Thomas participated in arguments at the Supreme Court by telephone rather than in person on Monday following a hospital stay of nearly a week.

Dec 2, 2021

Abortion remarks by 9 court justices indicate how they lean

The Supreme Court heard arguments in which it was asked to overturn a nationwide right to abortion that has existed for nearly 50 years.

Nov 30, 2021

3 lawyers readying arguments in high court abortion case

Leading up to Wednesday's major abortion case at the Supreme Court, the justices have heard from thousands of people and organizations urging the court to either save or scrap two historic abortion decisions.

Sep 17, 2021

Clarence Thomas criticizes judges for veering into politics

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Thursday criticized some in the judiciary for veering into the role of legislators and politicians, saying it is not the role of judges to make policy or to base decisions on their personal feelings or religious beliefs.

Jul 10, 2020

Thomas spoke, Roberts ruled in unusual US Supreme Court term

Justice Clarence Thomas spoke and Chief Justice John Roberts ruled. The Supreme Court's most unusual term featured victories for undocumented immigrants, abortion rights, LGBTQ workers and religious freedoms.

Jun 15, 2020

Supreme Court rejects several gun rights cases for next term

The Supreme Court on Monday passed up several challenges to federal and state gun-control laws, over the dissent of two conservative justices.

Mar 1, 2016

He speaks: Justice Thomas asks questions in court, 1st time in 10 years

Justice Clarence Thomas broke 10 years of courtroom silence Monday and posed questions during a Supreme Court oral argument, provoking gasps from the audience.

Feb 11, 2015

Justice Thomas objects to court’s signal on gay marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court is inappropriately signaling it intends to clear the way for gay marriage across the nation, Justice Clarence Thomas complained earlier this week in a stinging dissent to the court's refusal to block the start of same-sex marriages in Alabama.

Jan 27, 2015

SCOTUS rules for company seeking to trim retiree health costs

A unanimous Supreme Court is ordering lower courts to take a new look at a dispute over a chemical company's efforts to cut costs in its health plan for retired workers.

Nov 14, 2014

Justice Thomas hints at court split on gay marriage review

Justice Clarence Thomas suggested Thursday that the U.S. Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month.

Jun 16, 2014

US justices OK challenge to ban on campaign lies

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that an anti-abortion group can challenge an Ohio law that bars people from making false statements about political candidates during a campaign.

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