The Supreme Court Opinions of Clarence Thomas Essay

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The Supreme Court has embraced its objective to assist the government in its framework and structuring through law as well as the interpretation of the law. However, plenty of their work has remained a mystery to the general public. Jeffrey Toobin enlightened the audience in The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court; however, most curious to me was the manner in which Jeffrey Toobin speculates that Justice Thomas, a Justice he has since criticized in The New Yorker as disgraceful, was selected because of his race, in effort to balance racial equality on the beach(31). I think this is important because it has the potential to taint Toobin;s book with the influence ways in which he seems to want Justice Thomas to be perceived. …show more content…
This criticism of Justice Thomas proposed that he was no longer influential and he did not take his position seriously. Toobin stated this in his 2014 article because oral arguments present the only way the public has record of what is going on in the minds of the justices; Justice Thomas makes no case for his thought process and views(McGough). Silence of the part of Clarence Thomas, only the second African American appointed to the Supreme Court, can be interpreted as a sign of weakness and lack of motivational or thought processes. Nevertheless, this is a large speculation on the part of the public perhaps primarily promoted by the intense privacy surrounding the Supreme Court hearings. One of the most curious aspects of the Supreme Court is that the cases are not televised and not open to public for consideration. This makes Toobin’s book all the more important because there is a covering of privacy surrounding the Supreme Court and its operations which the author seeks to penetrate to enlighten and inform the American citizens. At the same time, this lack of publicity in modernized times also make instances of inaction or silence just as important as instances of discussion and action because they reveal aspects and facet of the justices as they relate to the operations and functionality of the Supreme Court. On January 15, 2014, Denise McGuire last-minute plea to the Supreme Court to avoid execution. He claimed that his brother-in –law was

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