March 8, 2007
Re "Justice Thomas scorns media, affirmative action in interview, March 3 Methinks that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas protests overmuch. JACQUELINE L. WILLIAMS Huntington Park
March 10, 2009
Re "Thomas breaks with conservative justices to criticize a Bush-era policy," March 8 The Times' article just underscores Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' consistently conservative record. All cases mentioned -- patients suing drug companies, growing marijuana for personal use, approving the death penalty -- point to states' rights superseding federal policies. This reflects a very conservative bent of mind. Thomas' consistent upholding of state laws over federal laws is dangerous because it can allow local feelings and prejudices to become law. Cases should instead be reviewed individually, without any personal inclination or judgment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1996
Cal Thomas' Dec. 3 Column Right, without citing a single evidentiary fact, concludes that the Clinton administration "has much to hide--far more than anything Richard Nixon covered up." Isn't there a point where an illogical opinion maker is laughed out of print? RICHARD C. FARRELL North Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1991
My boss (a she) has been sexually harassing me. If she is ever nominated for the Supreme Court, I will be sure to bring it up. JAY JAMES, Pico Rivera
March 7, 2010 |
According to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a prisoner who was slammed to a concrete floor and punched and kicked by a guard after asking for a grievance form -- but suffered neither serious nor permanent harm -- has no claim that his constitutional rights were violated. Thomas objected when the high court, in a little-noted recent opinion, said this unprovoked and malicious assault by a North Carolina prison guard amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. The court's decision came a few days after Thomas' now-famous former law clerk John C. Yoo was charged with flawed reasoning, but not professional misconduct, as a Justice Department lawyer when he applied much the same view toward the treatment of Al Qaeda prisoners.
March 19, 2010 |
Virginia consumer-protection officials have warned the wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas that her advocacy group is improperly soliciting contributions in the state. In a letter to Virginia Thomas on Thursday, the state Office of Consumer Affairs directed Liberty Central Inc. to the Virginia law that requires groups to register with the office or request an exemption before seeking donations for a charitable purpose. Liberty Central is a Virginia-based group soliciting contributions online and is not registered or exempt, said Michael Wright, the manager of regulatory programs at the Office of Consumer Affairs, a branch of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.