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Ginni Thomas: I Regret Those Post-Election Texts

Wife of Clarence Thomas told Jan. 6 panel the election aftermath was an 'emotional time'

(Newser) - Ginni Thomas still thinks the 2020 election was stolen, but the wife of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas says she regrets the many texts she sent in its aftermath seeking to have the results overturned. The details of Thomas' testimony before the House panel tasked with investigating the Capitol riot...

GOP Votes Help Senate Pass Marriage Protections

Sponsor says some couples need protection from Supreme Court

(Newser) - With support from a dozen Republicans, the Senate on Wednesday voted 62-37 to protect same-sex marriage, most particularly from the Supreme Court. The House would have to approve the bill for the second time, but the Senate vote puts the legislation on the path to President Biden's desk, Politico...

Emails Show Trump Team Was Counting on Thomas

Eastman agreed in newly released emails discussing overturning election results

(Newser) - Emails to and from lawyers for then-President Donald Trump show they thought the effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election depended on the help of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. A federal judge in California ordered that the eight emails be released, the Washington Post reports. The...

Thomas Blocks Order for Graham's Testimony

Senator argues that he doesn't have to answer questions in Georgia election case

(Newser) - Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday temporarily blocked Sen. Lindsey Graham's testimony to a special grand jury investigating whether then-President Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in the state. Thomas' order is intended to prevent Fani Willis, Fulton County district attorney, from compelling Graham...

Ginni Thomas Tells Committee 2020 Election Was Stolen

Clarence Thomas' wife won't say if the two discussed her belief on voting results

(Newser) - The House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol interviewed Ginni Thomas on Thursday, and was told the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas maintains her belief that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. "She said that," Democratic Chairman Bennie Thompson told CNN afterward, despite a lack...

Jan. 6 Panel's Next Target: Clarence Thomas' Wife

If Virginia Thomas won't come willingly, committee will consider a subpoena, says Liz Cheney

(Newser) - The House Jan. 6 committee wants to talk to Clarence Thomas' wife, and it's hoping she'll come voluntarily. If Virginia "Ginni" Thomas declines to do so, however, a subpoena could be coming her way. Liz Cheney, the panel's vice chair, said on CNN Sunday that following...

Petition to Impeach Thomas Picks Up Steam

The online document has been around awhile, but it gained new attention after recent rulings

(Newser) - There is a movement afoot to impeach Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Per Newsweek, the petition on was created earlier this year after revelations that Thomas' wife, Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, pressured lawmakers and White House aides to overturn the 2020 election results. Meanwhile, Justice Thomas was the...

In Clarence Thomas Opinion, Line About COVID Vaccine, Cells From 'Aborted Children'

The vaccines do not contain fetal cells

(Newser) - The Supreme Court declined to hear a case challenging New York's COVID vaccine mandate for health care workers on the grounds of religious liberty. But Clarence Thomas's dissenting opinion is making headlines. The high court justice wrote that the health care workers who brought the case "object...

University Pushes Back on Calls for Clarence Thomas Ouster

George Washington University says SCOTUS justice can still teach there after outcry on Roe v. Wade

(Newser) - Many students at George Washington University aren't happy at the overturning of Roe v. Wade , or at Clarence Thomas' concurring opinion that takes aim at contraception and same-sex marriage—and are articulating that since the Supreme Court justice holds a teaching position at the school. And so a petition...

Should We Relax on Gay Rights? 'Yes—and No'
Should We Relax on
Gay Rights? 'Yes—and No'

Should We Relax on Gay Rights? 'Yes—and No'

Ruth Marcus warns why we shouldn't dismiss Thomas' seemingly outlier push on nixing other precedents

(Newser) - Attached to the Supreme Court's majority opinion in overturning Roe v. Wade on Friday was a solo concurring opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas that suggested he'd like to also reconsider cases involving contraception, same-sex marriage, and other private sexual conduct. The pundit consensus has since deemed the chances...

Conservatives Skeptical of Thomas' New Challenge

Justice appears to be inviting legal cases that could undermine gay marriage, contraception

(Newser) - When the Roe v. Wade decision came down, Clarence Thomas made headlines with a controversial separate opinion . He suggested the court, as it did with abortion, should examine the legal underpinnings of issues including same-sex marriage and the use of contraception. Thomas, part of the powerful new conservative majority on...

In His Roe Opinion, Thomas Flags Same-Sex Marriage

Justice says Supreme Court should reconsider decisions on contraception, same-sex couplings

(Newser) - Roe v. Wade has been officially overturned by the US Supreme Court, eliminating federal protections for abortion rights that have been in place for nearly 50 years, but a solo concurring opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas is also getting attention. In his writing, Thomas notes that, based on the reversal...

Sotomayor Praises Thomas, Offers 'Pep Talk' to Progressives

Justice notes her colleague's kindness, deep concern over Supreme Court 'as an institution'

(Newser) - With polarizing cases on immigration, gun rights, and abortion rights looming, things are said to be tense within the walls of the Supreme Court Building. Not helping those tensions is the fact that a draft opinion of the latter case was leaked to Politico last month or the fact that...

Testimony From Ginni Thomas? She 'Can't Wait'

Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas seems willing to talk to panel about election, Jan. 6

(Newser) - It's not clear when the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol will be issuing its invitation to Ginni Thomas for her testimony, but she seems open to talking with them. Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has been increaslngly linked to...

Report: Jan. 6 Panel Obtains Trove of Ginni Thomas Emails
Jan. 6 Panel:
We Want
Ginny Thomas
to Testify

Jan. 6 Panel: We Want Ginny Thomas to Testify

Committee wants to question wife of Supreme Court justice about efforts to overturn election

(Newser) - Update: The House Jan. 6 panel now wants to interview Ginni Thomas about her efforts to keep the 2020 election results from being certified. Chair Bennie Thompson said Thursday the committee will issue an invitation to the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, reports Axios . The development comes after...

Post Has More Ginni Thomas Election Emails

They show she implored Arizona lawmakers to disregard 2020 vote, name 'clean' electors

(Newser) - The Washington Post has obtained more messages from Virginia "Ginni" Thomas in regard to her efforts to keep former President Trump in office. Thomas—wife of the Supreme Court's Clarence Thomas—emailed two Arizona lawmakers in November 2020 and implored them to disregard vote results showing a victory...

Thomas: Justices Don't Trust Each Other Anymore

Breakdown of faith could threaten the court, he says, while suggesting he preferred past colleagues

(Newser) - In his first public comments after the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion rights, Justice Clarence Thomas used words like "unfortunate" and talked around the issue. Thomas addressed the issues more directly in a speech Friday night in Dallas, the New York Times reports. "What...

Clarence Thomas Speaks On This Week's 'Unfortunate Events'

After leaked draft opinion tied to overturning Roe, justice says Supreme Court won't be 'bullied'

(Newser) - Chief Justice John Roberts has spoken out on the leak of the Supreme Court's draft opinion on its plans to dismantle Roe v. Wade. Now, another justice on the nation's high court is weighing in, if a bit more indirectly. On Thursday, a "relaxed and upbeat" Clarence...

Progressives: Clarence Thomas Must Go

AOC among those raising the possibility of impeachment

(Newser) - Clarence Thomas is back to his Supreme Court duties after a hospital stay , but if progressives have their way, his days on the court will be numbered. A number of lawmakers on the Democrats' left flank have raised the prospect of impeachment over the newly revealed texts of Ginni Thomas...

Report: Jan. 6 Panel Wants to Interview Ginni Thomas

Wife of SCOTUS justice urged Trump chief of staff to overturn election results

(Newser) - Ginni Thomas should expect a call from the House committee investigating the Capitol attack, sources tell CNN and the Washington Post . Insiders say the conservative activist, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is one of many people the panel has been looking at—and the news that she urged...

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