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Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Succeeding Thurgood Marshall, Thomas is the second African American to serve on the Court.
Thomas grew up in Georgia and was educated at the College of the Holy Cross and at Yale Law School. In 1974, he was appointed an Assistant Attorney General in Missouri and subsequently practiced law there in the private sector. In 1979, he became a legislative assistant to Missouri Senator John Danforth and in 1981 was appointed Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed Thomas Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and he served in that position until 1990, when President George H. W. Bush nominated him for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
On July 1, 1991, after one year and four months of service on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Thomas was nominated by Bush to fill Marshall's seat on the United States Supreme Court. Thomas's confirmation hearings were bitter and intensely fought, centering on an accusation that he had made unwelcome sexual comments to attorney ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Supreme Court cuts back on software patents
2014-06-19
Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for the entire court, ruled that the third-party settlement concept is an 'abstract idea," and using a computer to implement it "cannot transform a patent-ineligible abstract idea into a patent-eligible invention ...
(USA TODAY)
  1. Supreme Court tosses some software patents
  2. SCOTUS: No software patent for abstract idea
  3. US Supreme Court drops hammer on 'abstract' software patents

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Supreme Court: Public school graduations, churches don't mix
2014-06-19
Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas said they would have heard the case, but by turning it down the Supreme Court effectively upholds the decision. Since the complaint, the Elmbrook School District has built a separate location to hold graduations.
(Gainesville Times)
  1. Supreme Court won't hear school graduation-in-church case

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Renee Suzanne Devine Dec. 13, 1957 — June 11, 2014
2014-06-14
13, 1957, to Clarence and Joan (Lemke) Hrubes in Britt. She attended Garner-Hayfield High School, graduating in 1976. She later attended the University of Northern Iowa. In January 1977, Renee and Thomas married in Duncan. She and Thomas raised ...
(Ames Tribune)
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2013
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Supreme Court tries to pierce fog of cross-state pollution laws
2013-12-10
If the court gets stuck on a 4-4 vote, it would have the effect of upholding a lower appeals court, which ruled against the EPA's regulations. As is his custom, Justice Clarence Thomas was the only member of the court not to speak or ask questions ...
(Sacramento Bee)

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    Poll: Majority believes in JFK assassination conspiracy
    2013-11-15
    ALSO: Michigan homeowner charged in racially fraught fatal porch shooting · Courtroom artist says she's 'never seen anything like' Bulger on trial · Supreme Court's Clarence Thomas opens up during conservative gala. Copyright © 2013, Los Angeles Times.
    (Los Angeles Times)

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      Nike Wins Supreme Court Case Over Air Force 1 Sneakers
      2013-01-09
      Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Sonia Sotomayor joined Kennedy's concurrence. Two companies with well-known trademarks, clothing maker Levi Strauss & Co and automaker Volkswagen AG, filed briefs supporting Nike. The case is Already ...
      (Huffington Post)
      1. Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Over Nike Trademarks
      2. Fanciful Footwear Won't Help Nike Competitor

      2012
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      American (4)
      2012-05-04
      Defenders of American liberty? (Cape Cod Times)
      A culture on the move: The American dream in an automobile (Oregonian)
      The closing, chaining, and welding shut of the American mind (Human Events (blog))
      Excerpt: Clarence Thomas' wife is a lobbyist paid to stop Obamacare, but he's not even required to recuse himself. (The rules of propriety governing the conduct of other federal judges do not apply to members of the Supreme Court.) We have five justices... (Read article)

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      American (4)
      2012-05-04
      Defenders of American liberty? (Cape Cod Times)
      A culture on the move: The American dream in an automobile (Oregonian)
      The closing, chaining, and welding shut of the American mind (Human Events (blog))
      Excerpt: Clarence Thomas' wife is a lobbyist paid to stop Obamacare, but he's not even required to recuse himself. (The rules of propriety governing the conduct of other federal judges do not apply to members of the Supreme Court.) We have five justices... (Read article)

      2011
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      Health care Case (13)
      2011-11-27
      Their View: Conflicts not enough for recusals on health care case (Silver City Sun News)
      Calls for recusal intensify in health care case (USA Today, USA Today)
      Behind calls to sit out health care case, strong sense of how Justices Thomas, Kagan will vote (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
      Excerpt: Liberal groups argue that Justice Clarence Thomas should disqualify himself because of his wife s work on behalf of conservative groups that opposed the legislation. Conservatives raise questions about Justice Elena Kagan s impartiality because... (Read article)

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      Clarence Thomas Celebrates (5)
      2011-11-20
      Clarence Thomas celebrates museum in Ga. hometown (Washington Examiner, Washington Examiner)
      Clarence Thomas Celebrates New Museum in Ga. Hometown (13 WMAZ)
      Clarence Thomas celebrates tiny Georgia hometown (Augusta Chronicle)
      Excerpt: A new museum chronicling the history of a tiny black community on the Georgia coast has opened with a dedication ceremony featuring one of its favorite sons — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. "I had always hoped that I'd bring honor to Pin Point... (Read article)

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      Herman Cain (5)
      2011-11-11
      Herman Cain defends joke about Anita Hill, who accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment (Winnipeg Free Press)
      Herman Cain's trouble with women voters threatens GOP bid (9News)
      Herman Cain draws Clarence Thomas analogy with Anita Hill joke [Video] (Los Angeles Times)
      Excerpt: ATLANTA - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain — facing allegations of sexual harassment — is defending a joke he made about Anita Hill. Cain said Friday he was approached at a recent event by a supporter who said Hill was trying to... (Read article)