Orig­i­nal force

The Washington Times Weekly - - Culture, Etc. -

“Since his nom­i­na­tion to the Supreme Court to re­place Jus­tice Thur­good Mar­shall in 1991, Jus­tice Clarence Thomas has been a mag­net for at­ten­tion. His speeches and pub­lic ap­pear­ances draw crowds and con­tro­versy, his prin­ci­pled ju­rispru­den­tial phi­los­o­phy both de­vo­tion and de­ri­sion. Af­ter 15 years on the court, he is al­ready one of the most stud­ied Supreme Court jus­tices of all time. [. . . ]

“Jus­tice Thomas’ opin­ions are re­mark­able for their philo­soph­i­cal and in­ter­pre­tive con­sis­tency. More than any other jus­tice on the court — or in re­cent me­mory — Jus­tice Thomas es­chews silent ac­qui­es­cence in opin­ions that do not track his ju­rispru­den­tial views. In­stead, he reg­u­larly au­thors short con­cur­ring opin­ions to qual­ify his sup­port for his col­leagues’ in­ter­pre­tive con­clu­sions. Whether one sub­scribes to Thomas’s brand of orig­i­nal­ism, his col­lected opin­ions have sub­stan­tial ju­rispru­den­tial force.”

— Jonathan H. Adler, writ­ing on “Judg­ing Thomas,” Aug. 13 at Na­tion­al­Re­view.com

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