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Clarence Thomas is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Succeeding Thurgood Marshall, Thomas is the second African American to serve on the Court.
Thomas grew up in Georgia and was educated at the College of the Holy Cross and at Yale Law School. In 1974, he was appointed an Assistant Attorney General in Missouri and subsequently practiced law there in the private sector. In 1979, he became a legislative assistant to Missouri Senator John Danforth and in 1981 was appointed Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed Thomas Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and he served in that position until 1990, when President George H. W. Bush nominated him for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
On July 1, 1991, after one year and four months of service on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Thomas was nominated by Bush to fill Marshall's seat on the United States Supreme Court. Thomas's confirmation hearings were bitter and intensely fought, centering on an accusation that he had made unwelcome sexual comments to attorney ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Alan Dixon, a former senator from Illinois, dies at 86
2014-07-06
Among Mr. Dixon's more controversial moves — which later led to his defeat — was voting to support the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court in 1991 after law professor Anita Hill said Thomas sexually harassed her. Braun, who had served ...
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Hobby Lobby Wins Contraceptive Ruling in Supreme Court
2014-06-30
... closely held corporations the Health and Human Services regulations imposing the contraceptive mandate violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Alito was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Clarence Thomas.
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  2. Supreme Court Rules for Hobby Lobby
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No more Aereo
2014-06-30
Critics of the court majority's ruling included Justice Antonin Scalia, who wrote a blistering dissent to the decision and was joined by Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas. Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the majority opinion. Scalia took issue ...
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Broadcasters score Supreme Court win over Aereo
2014-06-25
(L-R) Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Standing, from left are: Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate ...
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  1. Supreme Court Rules for Broadcasters in Fight With Aereo

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Court's TV streaming ruling hits Marion startup
2014-06-25
Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissented. The company had argued that it differed from cable and satellite services because each subscriber is assigned an individual, dime-sized antenna, often stored on rooftop circuit boards.
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  1. Supreme Court rules against Aereo in Internet TV fight
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David Mamet Cancels Clarence Thomas Play Over Cast Switch
2014-06-23
The play "Oleanna," which Mamet wrote in response to Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court hearings, had performed just one show at the Alchemist Theater before the company pulled the plug after receiving a cease-and-desist order from Mamet, a former ...
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UPDATE 2-US top court mostly upholds Obama bid to curb carbon emissions
2014-06-23
Conservative justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas would have ruled against the government across the board. According to the American Chemistry Council, one of the challengers, 83 percent of greenhouse gas emissions that could potentially be ...
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5 things to do around Boston the week of June 22-28.
2014-06-22
A beacon of calm before and during Clarence Thomas's stormy confirmation, here Anita Hill is sworn in. “LET ME TRY TO EXPLAIN AGAIN”. Wednesday, June 25 — Sunday, June 29. A glamorous jewel thief, African-American cowboys, and lawyer and ...
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Justices limit patents on software technology
2014-06-19
"Merely requiring generic computer implementation fails to transform that abstract idea into a patent-eligible invention," said Justice Clarence Thomas. Federal law says, "Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, ...
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  1. What the Supreme Court's patent ruling today means for the tech industry
  2. Supreme Court sets strict standard for computer patents
  3. Supreme Court tosses 'abstract' software patent

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