Monday, January 23, 2006

A salute to Clarence Thomas

Ishakamusa wrote:

Justice Clarence Thomas is amazingly consistent and logical.

I was skeptical of this until I finally got around to reading his opinion in Gonzales vs. Raich, the California medical marijuana case. I was certain that Thomas would vote to uphold the federal government's power to override and state's attempt to legalize marijuana use, and thus reveal himself to be just as hypocritical as all the rest of the conservatives on the court.

I was wrong. Thomas dissented. Wow.

So here's something I never thought I'd say: Justice Thomas, I salute you.

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