The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court - Chapters 19-20, The Thomas Court, Summary & Analysis

Jeffrey Toobin
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Toobin begins Chapter 19 recalling the Anita Hill controversy where Justice Thomas was accused of sexually harassing a staff member, Anita Hill. Toobin claims that evidence has surfaced since his confirmation that the allegations were true, some of which could have been made available ahead of time. Apparently, Thomas and his wife spent most of their time since only interacting with people that agree with Thomas's version of the events. But Thomas is not only known for the Anita Hill controversy, but for his silence on the bench, last asking a question in February 2006. Apparently he reclines during oral arguments, but his silence should not be taken as evidence that he has nothing to say.

For instance, Thomas was partly responsible for reviving the 2nd amendment argument, which illustrates his role as a conservative intellectual path-breaker. Thomas is...

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