Thursday, February 04, 2010

Clarence Thomas weighs in on Supreme Court Decision!

Justice Thomas said the First Amendment’s protections applied regardless of how people chose to assemble to participate in the political process.

“If 10 of you got together and decided to speak, just as a group, you’d say you have First Amendment rights to speak and the First Amendment right of association,” he said. “If you all then formed a partnership to speak, you’d say we still have that First Amendment right to speak and of association.”

“But what if you put yourself in a corporate form?” Justice Thomas asked, suggesting that the answer must be the same.

Asked about his attitude toward the two decisions overruled in Citizens United, he said, “If it’s wrong, the ultimate precedent is the Constitution.”~~Justice Clarence Thomas
This is why I love Clarence Thomas!!!

I also didn't realize that he has stopped attending the State of the Union Addresses all together. He said the latest incident with Obama attacking their decision and Alito's response was a great example of why.

Speaking of the Alito/Obama incident, I didn't realize that there is some history between them. It looks like both of Bush's judicial picks are turning out to be stellar ;-)!

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