Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

May 22nd, 2024 - 6:21 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

MAGA flag was seen at Alito vacation home

Someone in Justice Alito’s household is flying their politics on flagpoles. First it was an American flag flying upside at his Alexandria, Virginia, home (see my article here). Alito, who came under criticism for this, claims his wife did it after arguing with a neighbor over his “F̵[...]

May 17th, 2024 - 7:03 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Justice Alito has “very political” neighbors

Yeah, well, he’s a very political judge. Alito, in case you forgot, wrote the decision overturning Roe v. Wade, in which he cited a medieval manuscript. (When I was in law school, I didn’t think you can do that; I was taught you have to cite the law.) He’s in the news because a fla[...]

May 13th, 2024 - 2:48 am § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Clarence Thomas needs a dog

Justice Clarence Thomas, the Supreme Court’s bad boy, is complaining about the “nastiness” of Washington, D.C. (see stories here, here, and here). Well you know what they say: If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Millions of Americans would love for him to qui[...]

June 16th, 2023 - 6:57 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

DeSantis promises more Thomases and Alitos

Ron DeSantis called Thomas and Alito “the gold standard” on a talk show this week, and promised to appoint more justices like them if he’s elected president. Thomas, a highly controversial appointee, is embroiled in the Supreme Court’s biggest scandal in decades for taking &#[...]

June 8th, 2023 - 11:15 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism, Republicans

Is the Chief Justice sorry he gave the House to the GOP?

In 2022, before the midterm elections, federal judges — some appointed by Trump — struck down Alabama’s congressional districting maps as racially motivated. The Supreme Court temporarily reinstated those maps during the 2022 elections, but on June 8, 2023, ruled they violated the [...]

May 14th, 2023 - 2:55 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

It’s tough being a Supreme Court justice

Deciding cases and writing decisions is the easy part, especially if you’re a partisan hack. The tough part is living with the notoriety. If being a SCOTUS justice has perks, there’s also a downside: You’re famous, and your critics know where you live. This is Justice KavanaughR[...]

May 4th, 2023 - 7:41 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

How to start a rumor

Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife are neck deep in cash and lavish gifts. Billionaire Harlan Crow treated the Thomases to exotic vacations, travel on jet planes and lounging on yachts, bought his mother’s home and lets her live there rent free, and paid private school tuition for a nephew h[...]

April 30th, 2023 - 10:28 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Should courts go easy on teenage killers?

The gunfire, it seems, never stops. And in many cases, kids are pulling the triggers. In South Carolina, a drive-by shooting at a park wounded 9 young people, ages 16 to 20, in the wee hours of Saturday, April 29, 2023. Police found “dozens of shell casings from several different weapons,̶[...]

April 28th, 2023 - 12:14 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

Thomas defender could use his own ethics refresher

Mark Paoletta is a political lawyer. By that I mean he’s a lawyer in politics; in his case, on the Republican side. During the Trump administration, Paoletta was Vice President Pence’s chief counsel, then OMB general counsel. Now in a Washington D.C. private practice, Wikipedia says (her[...]

April 7th, 2023 - 10:57 pm § in Law and Courts

The Ballad of Clarence Thomas (video)

The Supreme Court hasn’t been held in lower public esteem since before the Civil War, and Justice Thomas is a big part of the reason why. So go ahead and mock him; he has it coming. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]