Clarence Thomas: One of the Justices Essay

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“Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever,” declared by past President William Howard Taft. Dated in 1789, the Judiciary Act by signed by Congress, which was demanded by the United States Constitution. This past principal court was ruled by a Chief Justice and five Associate Justices, accordingly today we still have a Chief Justice, but we currently have eight Associate Justices. The current Supreme Court has John G. Roberts, Jr. as Chief Justice, and the following are the current Associate Justices: Antonin Scalia, Anthony M. Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. Clarence Thomas, a conservative, best known as the second …show more content…
“Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever,” declared by past President William Howard Taft. Dated in 1789, the Judiciary Act by signed by Congress, which was demanded by the United States Constitution. This past principal court was ruled by a Chief Justice and five Associate Justices, accordingly today we still have a Chief Justice, but we currently have eight Associate Justices. The current Supreme Court has John G. Roberts, Jr. as Chief Justice, and the following are the current Associate Justices: Antonin Scalia, Anthony M. Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. Clarence Thomas, a conservative, best known as the second Africa-American justice to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States, as he was appointed in.

Clarence Thomas was born on June 23, 1948 in Pin Point, Georgia, growing up in a humble background, with only a mother to care for him and his brother and sister, eventually being sent to live in Savannah, Georgia with their grandparents. Thomas initally entered a career as a Catholic priest, however after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Thomas decided to attended Yale University and enter a legal career. In 1991, when Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall retired, George H.W. nominated Thomas as his replacement. Controversy developed when liberal Thurgood was replaced by conservative Thomas, as Thomas remained quiet was specific
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