I was going to do an open blog today because I have to work and it's just so hard to be creative - or even think - with a busy day looming.
But I thought I'd leave you with this discussion nugget. Something that's been on my mind since last years dismantling of the Civil Rights Act.
It is this: Justice Thomas must go.
More than any other Supreme Court justice; he offers nothing. He does nothing. He just sits there and sides with Scalia. He is nothing but a mere figure head. Justices should be removed in extreme cases, and this is one of them. My opinion.
Here's an old article by Jeffrey Toobin
on his behavior (or lack thereof). Interesting take on what I believe we all feel; the frustration is consuming.
As for Thomas, he is physically transformed from his infamous confirmation hearings, in 1991—a great deal grayer and heavier today, at the age of sixty-five. He also projects a different kind of silence than he did earlier in his tenure. In his first years on the Court, Thomas would rock forward, whisper comments about the lawyers to his neighbors Breyer and Kennedy, and generally look like he was acknowledging where he was. These days, Thomas only reclines; his leather chair is pitched so that he can stare at the ceiling, which he does at length. He strokes his chin. His eyelids look heavy. Every schoolteacher knows this look. It’s called “not paying attention.”
Thomas must go.