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    Justice Clarence Thomas was born on June 23, 1948. He grew up in the small African-American community of Pin Point, Georgia, with his older sister Emma Mae and younger brother Myers Lee. His father disappeared early on in his life, and the family divided even further when he was 9 years old. Clarence Thomas has been a judge for 25 years, and during that time he was quoted as saying, “Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.” This quote relates to Thomas because while he has been on the Supreme Court, he has used good judgment beyond his education. Justice Clarence Thomas has been known for being silent during the most public part of a Supreme Court, in an the oral argument. While the other members of the court often interrupt each other and the presenting lawyers in order to ask their questions, for the past five years Justice Thomas has remained completely silent. He had an interesting early life, but also had some issues in his childhood. Clarence Thomas’s life was influenced by his early life. His major accomplishments to American society including the Francis Boyer Award and being the second African American to serve on the Supreme Court, helped him earn his place in history as an important…

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    The Anita Hill vs. Clarence Thomas case has been labeled as one of the most controversial cases in history. Clarence Thomas was a 43 year old judge who had just been nominated to the Supreme Court in 1991. Soon after he was nominated, Anita Hill accused him of sexual assault in the workplace during the time that they worked together at the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. As controversial as this case may have been it only hindered Clarence Thomas’ way up to the Supreme Court. The case…

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    Sitting Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas, spiked political and social debates during his confirmation hearings in the 1990s. Justice Thomas is a conservative judge appointed by former President George H.W. Bush. (Anita Hill vs. Clarence Thomas: The Backstory) Prior to his judicial appointment, Clarence Thomas was the head of U.S. Department of Education 's Office of Civil Rights in Washington and the Equal Employment Opportunities Committee, where Anita Hill worked as his subordinate.…

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    Clarence Thomas was appointed to the Supreme Court to replace Thurgood Marshall, however, regarding his stances, Thomas is practically the “anti-Thurgood”. Thomas approaches constitutional interpretation of the law through the “originalist” perspective, meaning this “philosophy calls for interpreting the Constitution by looking to the words in the document” (American progress). Thomas is one of the many Roman Catholics sitting on the Court and is also widely considered the most conservative.…

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    13. I observed that even though women groups were concerned about Clarence Thomas ruling against legal abortion during the first few court hearings when Thomas was asked about abortion he didn't even have an opinion on it. 14.I observed that Anita Hill a professor a law professor from the University of Oklahoma accused Clarence Thomas of sexually harassing her when they worked together. 15. I observed after many hearings of the Clarence Thomas, and Anita Hill case in front of the Senate…

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    If separate was equal, why were blacks putting their lives on the line for fight for desegregation? It was simple answer, because separate couldn’t be equal. Segregation made one race become inferior and another race become superior. For instance, as a poor black child suffering during this time, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote on his book My Grandfather’s Son “I began to fear that I would never climb out from under the crushing weight of segregation. No matter how hard I worked or how smart I…

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    Anita Hill Research Paper

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    the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. She was born Anita Faye Hill on July 30, 1956, in Morris, OK; daughter of Albert and Irma Hill. Education: Oklahoma State University, BS, 1977; Yale University School of Law, LLD, 1980 and excelled in her studies, gaining admission to the Yale Law School. After brief employment in a private practice, Hill accepted a position working for Clarence Thomas at the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights and later the…

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    Honesty In Sports

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    others cannot get into. Justice Sonia Sotomayor does make an excellent point when she points out that “race-conscious programs in the 1970s that opened the Ivy League to minorities were essential to her rise from the Bronx housing projects to her admissions to Princeton and Yale Law School.” Affirmative action did wonderful things for those who wanted to succeed right after the civil rights movement, but now that the United States has progressed so much things have changed. By still giving…

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    Supreme Justice Clarence Thomas Born June 23, 1948 in Pin Point near Savannah, Georgia, the second of three children to M.C. Thomas and Leola Williams was named Clarence Thomas. He was a descendant of freed slaves and his family spoke Gullah as a first language. Thomas primarily was raised by his grandfather, Myers Anderson around the age of nine after his mother and siblings were displaced due to a house fire. Raised Roman Catholic, he greatly contemplated going into priesthood as a youth.…

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    Monsanto Bias

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    Food Inc. suggests that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas influenced the decision on the Pioneer Hi-Bred International v. J.E.M Ag Supply case, and that he was biased because he was a former employee of Monsanto. Once again, further investigation on this situation shows that this relationship not one worth considering when bashing the government and Monsanto. Justice Thomas did work for Monsanto, in the 1970s, when the company was not a seed business and had nothing to do with biotechnology.…

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