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(The New York Times)   Clarence Thomas was the only Justice to vote in favor of letting cops keep the money they took from people as restitution for crime even after a court found those people not guilty   ( nytimes.com) divider line
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2017-04-20 04:32:21 PM  
Damn, I have to ask him if it hurts to be that stupid.
 
2017-04-20 04:48:42 PM  
FTFA: "In dissent, Justice Thomas agreed. The money paid by Ms. Nelson and Mr. Madden, he wrote, "now belongs to the state and the victims under Colorado law."

I don't know whether anybody has told Justice Thomas this, but his job is determine whether that law is constitutional...

History, I suspect, will not be kind to Justice Thomas.
 
2017-04-20 05:03:28 PM  
Christ, what an asshole.
 
2017-04-20 05:09:08 PM  
I think we had already firmly established that this man is complete and utter reject in the department of grey matter. But this certainly reinforces the point.
 
2017-04-20 05:13:26 PM  
But of course he was...
 
2017-04-20 05:13:37 PM  
What a farking authoritarian asshole.
 
2017-04-20 05:31:25 PM  
I'd be interested in knowing how Gorsuch would vote on it
But yes, Thomas is one scary justice
 
2017-04-20 05:41:18 PM  
Die already.
 
2017-04-20 05:46:20 PM  
He was also the only Justice that thought there was nothing wrong with school administrators who strip-searching students.

/13, dude!
 
2017-04-20 06:03:22 PM  

gilgigamesh: Die already.


Was gonna amend that to "die in 4 years", but even replacing him with another Trump appointee would probably shift the court leftward
 
2017-04-20 06:04:22 PM  
Dumbest judge. Ever.
 
2017-04-20 06:05:12 PM  
It's what Scalia would have wanted.
 
2017-04-20 06:06:29 PM  

gilgigamesh: Die already.


I figure that how long you live as a judge directly correlates with how evil you are. This guy and whatshisface who just got ramrodded in would probably survive a meteor strike and come in the next day as a flaming skeleton to vote "no" on whether or not water is a right.
 
2017-04-20 06:07:00 PM  
Also the only Justice to ask "Who put this pubic hair on my Coke can?"
 
2017-04-20 06:09:04 PM  
did he have a seance to find out how scalia wanted him to vote?
 
2017-04-20 06:09:12 PM  

Walker: Also the only Justice to ask "Who put this pubic hair on my Coke can?"


You can't prove John Marshall didn't say that.
 
2017-04-20 06:09:25 PM  
"Hey... come on. We filled out all the paperwork, and Kowalski here types with two fingers --"

"farking Kowalski!"

"Shut the fark up Scarvelli!"

"Both of you, shut up! So yeah, anyways, that plus we had to tune this guy up a little for resisting (muffled laughter), I think we earned the money."
 
2017-04-20 06:09:53 PM  
Dear Antonin Scalia: please come back and frighten Clarence Thomas to death.

Sincerely,

The Entire United States.
 
2017-04-20 06:12:11 PM  
My standard comment every time this chucklefark's name comes up.

That this guy was the Republican choice to replace a titan of American jurisprudence, Thurgood Marshall, is a freaking travesty.
 
2017-04-20 06:12:27 PM  
Never forget that these people are authoritarians. Don't ever let them convince you otherwise.

They are not "small government" "conservatives." Never have been, never will be.
 
2017-04-20 06:12:42 PM  
45* may try but he will never be able to appoint anyone to the court that is nearly as awful as Justice Thomas.
 
2017-04-20 06:14:16 PM  

chuggernaught: 45* may try but he will never be able to appoint anyone to the court that is nearly as awful as Justice Thomas.


This is how you end up with Justice Arpaio.
 
2017-04-20 06:14:52 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Never forget that these people are authoritarians. Don't ever let them convince you otherwise.

They are not "small government" "conservatives." Never have been, never will be.


SCOTUS??? Have you seen how they've allowed administrative law to be gutted over the last decade?
 
2017-04-20 06:15:43 PM  

czetie: History, I suspect, will not be kind to Justice Thomas.


Given that the back of a ketchup bottle could provide better opinions than thomas, I'm going to have to agree with you.
 
2017-04-20 06:20:26 PM  
Chryst, what a dick.
 
2017-04-20 06:22:32 PM  
Whenever I think about a Black man being a Justice of the Supreme Court, I always think about Thurgood Marshall.  Deliberately.
 
2017-04-20 06:23:23 PM  

czetie: FTFA: "In dissent, Justice Thomas agreed. The money paid by Ms. Nelson and Mr. Madden, he wrote, "now belongs to the state and the victims under Colorado law."

I don't know whether anybody has told Justice Thomas this, but his job is determine whether that law is constitutional...

History, I suspect, will not be kind to Justice Thomas.


I thought it was well established that "strict constructionist" judges have no idea what their jobs actually entail.
 
2017-04-20 06:23:34 PM  
The Complete Ferengi Rules Of Acquisition
1.  Once you have their money, never give it back
 
2017-04-20 06:24:34 PM  

czetie: History, I suspect, will not be kind to Justice Thomas.


Given how little he contributes, I doubt history will remember him at all.
 
2017-04-20 06:26:01 PM  

chuggernaught: #Dolt45* may try but he will never be able to appoint anyone to the court that is nearly as awful as Justice Thomas.


*Challenge ACCEPTED .jpeg*
 
2017-04-20 06:27:29 PM  

The.anti-Larry: It's what Scalia would have wanted.


This. LOL
 
2017-04-20 06:28:15 PM  

Great_Milenko: czetie: FTFA: "In dissent, Justice Thomas agreed. The money paid by Ms. Nelson and Mr. Madden, he wrote, "now belongs to the state and the victims under Colorado law."

I don't know whether anybody has told Justice Thomas this, but his job is determine whether that law is constitutional...

History, I suspect, will not be kind to Justice Thomas.

I thought it was well established that "strict constructionist" judges have no idea what their jobs actually entail.


If they were *that* "strict constructionist", they would reject the idea that the SCOTUS has the authority to review cases to begin with.
 
2017-04-20 06:32:45 PM  

Rent Party: My standard comment every time this chucklefark's name comes up.

That this guy was the Republican choice to replace a titan of American jurisprudence, Thurgood Marshall, is a freaking travesty.


I came here to say the same. I could only muster the two word reaction I posted upthread.
 
2017-04-20 06:38:24 PM  

the_innkeeper: Great_Milenko: czetie: FTFA: "In dissent, Justice Thomas agreed. The money paid by Ms. Nelson and Mr. Madden, he wrote, "now belongs to the state and the victims under Colorado law."

I don't know whether anybody has told Justice Thomas this, but his job is determine whether that law is constitutional...

History, I suspect, will not be kind to Justice Thomas.

I thought it was well established that "strict constructionist" judges have no idea what their jobs actually entail.

If they were *that* "strict constructionist", they would reject the idea that the SCOTUS has the authority to review cases to begin with.


Their contemporaries in Congress argue that point frequently, usually when they want to do something especially awful.
 
2017-04-20 06:43:15 PM  
He can die in his sleep anytime now.
 
2017-04-20 06:46:14 PM  
The ghost of Scalia haunts his tiny little little brain
 
2017-04-20 06:51:52 PM  
I think this ruling sets civil forfeiture laws up for a fall, as well.
 
2017-04-20 06:54:40 PM  
This is one of those situations where he's probably technically correct, but nobody wants to agree with him because of the horrible outcome.
 
2017-04-20 06:57:54 PM  
"This one's for you Toni!
 
2017-04-20 07:03:30 PM  

Cataholic: he's probably technically correct


I am waiting with baited breath for you to elaborate on this. Please, tell the class how someone found innocent must prove their innocence(shiatting on that whole innocent until proven guilty thing) again, is in any way constitutional.
 
2017-04-20 07:04:33 PM  

grumpfuff: Cataholic: he's probably technically correct

I am waiting with baited breath for you to elaborate on this. Please, tell the class how someone found innocent must prove their innocence(shiatting on that whole innocent until proven guilty thing) again, is in any way constitutional.


Correction, remove the "again." No one in America is (or at least should be) required to prove themselves innocent.
 
2017-04-20 07:05:19 PM  

Cataholic: This is one of those situations where he's probably technically correct, but nobody wants to agree with him because of the horrible outcome.


He's correct in what Colorado law says. But that is not what the trial is about. It's about whether the Colorado law is compatible with federal Constitutional protections. He doesn't want to rule on that issue. The law is the law is the law, in his books, unless it has to do with equal treatment. Then the law must be overturned so that the dignity of fellow minorities can be upheld through ruthless oppression. Or something like that.
 
2017-04-20 07:21:20 PM  
Anytime someone says Bush 41 wasn't too bad, I say two words "Clarence Thomas".
 
2017-04-20 07:25:51 PM  

czetie: FTFA: "In dissent, Justice Thomas agreed. The money paid by Ms. Nelson and Mr. Madden, he wrote, "now belongs to the state and the victims under Colorado law."

I don't know whether anybody has told Justice Thomas this, but his job is determine whether that law is constitutional...

History, I suspect, will not be kind to Justice Thomas.


They may have overturned their convictions but Clarence sees through the fancy lawyering that got them off.
 
2017-04-20 07:29:20 PM  

BolloxReader: Cataholic: This is one of those situations where he's probably technically correct, but nobody wants to agree with him because of the horrible outcome.

He's correct in what Colorado law says. But that is not what the trial is about. It's about whether the Colorado law is compatible with federal Constitutional protections. He doesn't want to rule on that issue. The law is the law is the law, in his books, unless it has to do with equal treatment. Then the law must be overturned so that the dignity of fellow minorities can be upheld through ruthless oppression. Or something like that.


I Googled "Thurgood Marshall facepalm" and discovered that not everything exists on the interent, so here's justice Marshall's frowning at Thomas' shenanigans instead.

img.fark.net
 
2017-04-20 07:30:16 PM  

grumpfuff: Cataholic: he's probably technically correct

I am waiting with baited breath for you to elaborate on this. Please, tell the class how someone found innocent must prove their innocence(shiatting on that whole innocent until proven guilty thing) again, is in any way constitutional.


Didn't Scalia write in an opinion that the court had no authority to release someone wrongfully imprisoned, simply because the bible, er, constitution makes no provision for it.

A weak excuse for vileness is better than none, I guess.
 
2017-04-20 07:30:30 PM  

Archidude: chuggernaught: 45* may try but he will never be able to appoint anyone to the court that is nearly as awful as Justice Thomas.

This is how you end up with Justice Arpaio. Nugent.


FTFY.

/Waiting in the wings, Justices Palin, Baio and O'Reilly.
 
2017-04-20 07:31:37 PM  
Good egg, he stays bought.
 
2017-04-20 07:37:33 PM  

Walker: Also the only Justice to ask "Who put this pubic hair on my Coke can?"


I remember that as it was happening, and how everyone thought it was so incredibly tacky and unbelievable that someone in line for such a high office could behave so crassly and piggishly and still get the job.

Ahhh, simpler times.
 
2017-04-20 07:38:25 PM  
Christ, what a farking moronic asshole.
 
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