Thursday, June 28, 2007

Justice Thomas marches to his own tune Justice Thomas marches to his own tune

Interesting take in LAT: Thomas marches to his own tune, given the biases of that paper. It suggests that Justice Thomas serves an important purpose on the Supreme Court, that of pointing out when the emperor isn't wearing any clothes. It is almost as if being hated already because he is a black conservative on that Court, he has nothing more to lose by telling it like it is.

I think it likely though that this article was written before today's decision in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District, where Thomas hammered the obvious, that this case wasn't about desegregation because the Seattle school district had never been segregated, and the segregation in the Louisville one had been official desegregated. Instead, the case was about racial balancing, which typically falls prey to strict scrutiny, as it did here.

It is inevitably in areas of race that Justice Thomas most angers those on the left, because he seems to always burst their pretenses.

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Blogger Donald Douglas said...

Thank goodness for Thomas! Have a great Fourth of July!

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