"Justiceline: October 24, 2011"
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- Professor Anita Hill offers a crisp response to Ginni Thomas’ claim that Hill should apologize to her husband Justice Clarence Thomas twenty years after Hill accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual harassment: “I will not apologize; I have no intention of apologizing. One should not have to apologize for telling the truth.”
- As a justice, Thomas is almost twice as likely to write a solo dissent than any other member of the Supreme Court.
- Six of the eight GOP presidential candidates have plans to reduce the federal judiciary’s power — even as they demand that the Supreme Court embrace a wholly fabricated understanding of the Constitution in order to strike down the Affordable Care Act.
- The “personhood” movement, which wants to criminalize all abortions and many forms of contraception, sets Wisconsin as its next target.
- Meanwhile, the League of Women Voters sues to get Wisconsin’s new voter disenfranchisement law off the books.
- Finally, as always, just read Dahlia Lithwick (and co-author Risa Goluboff) on why Spinal Tap’s drummers are a less imaginary problem than voter fraud.