As you've probably heard, Judge Amy will become Justice Amy by being sworn in by ... Justice Clarence Thomas. No, not Chief Justice John Roberts, as is normally the case.
I haven't read any explanation for this. Is it possible that Judge Amy is sending a message, making a statement? Of solidarity with the solidly conservative judicial hero Clarence Thomas? Giving us an idea of what to expect? I hope so.
Or maybe this is--at least in part--a campaign photo op: Orange Man, Black Man, Suburban Mom? I like that, and if that's the case I like that Judge Amy was willing to go along with that idea.
But most of all, perhaps, I'm really happy for Clarence Thomas getting this moment in the spotlight. This guy has paid his dues. He's paid his dues but he has also given back--not only in his written opinions but also by hiring and mentoring really solid law clerks who have gone on to serve in influential positions, whether on the federal bench or elsewhere in public service. In that respect, Thomas is regarded as one of the most influential justices ever, and he deserves recognition for his contributions to the conservative cause, at the price of years of vilification by despicable people.
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Justice Thomas cannot receive enough praise, in my humble opinion.ReplyDelete
Well said, Mark.ReplyDelete
I may be misremembering someone, but Justices Thomas and Scalia are the only two SC justices who could be called great in our lifetimes. I'm ecstatic Judge Thomas gets to swear her in. I can't wait to see it.ReplyDelete
Given her remarks about racial inequality and fear for her adopted children, I think it's more about diversity.ReplyDelete
But I prefer it to be a slap in Roberts'face.
It's all but utterly delicious, that the Left (on the web) is going nuts about this, with e.g. "In strange move...."ReplyDelete
I trust that DJT has thought the optics thru, and I gather that Amy will be the first Justice ever sworn in by a black Justice.
If indeed Amy will be the first Justice ever sworn in by a black Justice, the whole GOP brass should tout that fact to the hilt.Delete
Can anyone here get the brass' ear, by texting the right people ASAP about this?
My favorite American swearing in one heckuva Lady.ReplyDelete
What a country.
A moment for conservatives to celebrate, and a timely message to suburban women and maybe more important black Americans. It’s no longer what do you have to lose, but see what you have gained.ReplyDelete
And thank you Trump votersReplyDelete
A look at this history of Supreme Court Oaths tells us that they have been done over time by various persons in various places… Interesting:ReplyDelete
There are two oaths. I heard them say that Roberts will do the second tomorrow at the Supreme Court.
And thank you Dingy Harry.ReplyDelete
Fresh air seeps into the court as Amy Coney Barrett is not from harvard or yale.ReplyDelete
Not meaning to take away from the moment, but now consider how Justice Thomas has served the nation and judiciary as compared to General Flynn's inquisitor, the vindictive and petulant judge Sullivan.ReplyDelete
Telegram for Sullivan...Delete
"[I]t is the job of a judge to resist her policy preferences. It would be a dereliction of duty for her to give into them. Federal judges don't stand for election. Thus, they have no basis for claiming that their preferences reflect those of the people."
—Justice Amy Coney Barrett
1/3 of the court are the presidents picks! remarkable.ReplyDelete
4 more years and he could have 2/3.
Yet the contemptible media are suggesting that Roberts deliberately declined to participate in the swearing in at the White House, describing last night’s event as a mere photo op. Justice Thomas is once more treated with contempt, while the sainted Roberts gets a non-participation trophy.ReplyDelete
Not sure where anyone got the idea that the White House swearing in with Associate Justice Thomas was unusual. Associate Justice Gorsuch was sworn in by Associate Justice Stephens in 2017. Then Associate Justice Kavanaugh was sworn in by the Chief Justice in 2018. Both at White House ceremonies with the second oath given at the Supreme Court.Delete
As for Roberts’s declining to swear Barrett in at the White House, I’d be interested in seeing a link to that.
Stephens is Stevens, and Gorsuch was sworn in by Kennedy--whom Gorsuch was appointed to replace.Delete
Thanks for the correction.Delete
Thomas administered the Constitutional oath. Roberts is doing the judicial oath.Delete
There was a difference in the sequence of events when Gorsuch was sworn in as the Supreme Court ceremony came first and then the White House ceremony. From the WaPo:Delete
On a sunny spring day in the White House Rose Garden, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, for whom the 49-year-old Gorsuch once served as a clerk, led him through a second oath that justices take to impartially interpret the laws “and do equal right to the poor and to the rich.”
Gorsuch’s swearing-in is the conclusion of a nearly 14-month process to fill Scalia’s seat, with Republicans winning a bitter battle to ensure that his replacement was a like-minded disciple who would restore a conservative majority on the court for years to come.
All's well that ends well.Delete