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Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Posted by on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 8:19 AM

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RT @kaylawebley Length of the decisions: Roberts' opinion is 59 pgs, Ginsburg's is 61 pgs, the dissent is 65 pages. Justice Thomas? 2 pages.

 

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michaelp 1
Justice Thomas cites three cases - two from concurring opinions (not the actual holding opinion), and one from a dissent.

He wrote all three opinions from which he cited.

That's some judicial masturbation right there.
Posted by michaelp on June 28, 2012 at 8:28 AM · Report this
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I've always had a disdain for that Geechi Uncle Tom.
Posted by apres_moi on June 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM · Report this
TVDinner 3
Having read more than my fair share of Supreme Court decisions, this fills me with a certain appreciation for Justice Thomas.
Posted by TVDinner http:// on June 28, 2012 at 9:04 AM · Report this
J-Haxx 4
Not that I like Thomas, but this is really an unfair criticism. It is not uncommon for one Justice to write the bulk of a dissent, and for another Justice to add a short addendum, just to clarify one particular point.
Posted by J-Haxx http://defyaugury.livejournal.com on June 28, 2012 at 9:26 AM · Report this
Gurldoggie 5
All work and no play makes Clarence a dull boy. All work and no play makes Clarence a dull boy. All work and no play makes Clarence a dull boy. All work and no play makes Clarence a dull boy. All work and no play makes Clarence a dull boy. All work and no play makes Clarence a dull boy.
Posted by Gurldoggie http://gurldogg.blogspot.com on June 28, 2012 at 9:28 AM · Report this
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slacker! why do we pay him again?
Posted by CNNicholby on June 28, 2012 at 9:45 AM · Report this
Sir Vic 7
2 pages, stuck together.
Posted by Sir Vic on June 28, 2012 at 9:52 AM · Report this
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Thank you for the foot-stomping laugh. God, I hate that guy (even Scalia has some smarts to him but he's also a blowhard).
Posted by westello on June 28, 2012 at 10:04 AM · Report this
Mattini 9
@4 Except this is absolutely par for the course for Thomas.
Posted by Mattini on June 28, 2012 at 11:27 AM · Report this
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Among law students I've known, Thomas is notorious for authoring opinions that are brief and non-illuminating.
Posted by Proteus on June 28, 2012 at 12:39 PM · Report this
Mischa Vainburg 11
Also: it has been SIX YEARS since Thomas asked a question during oral arguments.
Posted by Mischa Vainburg http://squidbasedink.wordpress.com on June 28, 2012 at 1:04 PM · Report this
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@11 Wait, he actually HAS said something from the bench at one time?

And let's not forget that his lovely, lovely wife Virginia was head of an organization working to defeat the ACA. One of the deep pleasures of this whole thing is watching her and her rich little group go down in flames.
Posted by floater on June 28, 2012 at 6:08 PM · Report this

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