But for the Grace of God, There Go I: Justice Thomas and the Little Guy
23 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2009 Last revised: 9 Mar 2010
Date Written: 2009
This Essay, prepared for a NYU Journal of Law and Liberty symposium on “The Unknown Justice Thomas,” challenges the oft-repeated criticism that Justice Clarence Thomas’s opinions reflect a lack of empathy for the less fortunate. The Essay argues that, on the contrary, Justice Thomas’s opinions are replete with expressions of concern for the “little guy,” which are frequently overlooked or misinterpreted. The Essay explores three themes reflecting this concern in Thomas’s opinions.
Keywords: Clarence Thomas
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