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    Clarence Thomas Speaks Out on Amy Coney Barrett, Dogma Charge

    "...but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

    Clarence Thomas Speaks Out on Amy Coney Barrett, Dogma Charge

    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told a friendly audience in California that religious belief does not compromise the work of the courts, and he expressed regret that religion featured prominently in a 2017 judicial confirmation.

    Speaking on April 4 at Pepperdine University School of Laws annual banquet, Thomas was asked whether it is ever legitimate to consider a candidates religious views during the confirmation process. The question was asked with specific reference to Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who suggested that Judge Amy Coney Barrett was too dogmatic for the federal bench in September 2017.



    I thought we got away from religious tests, Thomas said. Article VI of the Constitution provides that no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

    I dont think I know a single judge who has allowed religion to interfere with their jobs, the justice added.

    ...Though Feinsteins exchange with Barrett, now considered a top-tier contender for the Supreme Court, is the most visible of those interchanges, others followed.

    The most recent occurrence came during Judge Neomi Raos confirmation hearing for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Feb. 5. Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, who is seeking the partys presidential nomination, asked Rao whether she believes same-sex relationships are sinful. The question came during a line of inquiry as to Raos views about Lawrence v. Texas, a 2003 case in which the Supreme Court struck down state anti-sodomy laws.

    ...A similar incident arose late in 2018, when Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Kamala Harris of California asked Omaha lawyer Brian Buescher about his affiliation with the Knights of Columbus (KoC), which they characterized as an all male society that has taken a number of extreme positions on social questions....
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    Oh.

    Like Kagan and Sotomayor and Buzzy aren't dogmatic at all, when we all know EXACTLY how they are going to rule on the cases before them, but Barrett might be bad because she might express an opinion from the bench that's actually founded on the Constitution?

    Why wasn't Buzzy impeached when she declared that we should be considering the laws of other nations when deciding US court cases?
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    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told a friendly audience in California that religious belief does not compromise the work of the courts, and he expressed regret that religion featured prominently in a 2017 judicial confirmation.
    Thomas is wrong, either intentionally or because he is not paying attention.
    https://www.businessinsider.com/demo...an-omar-2019-4
    https://reason.com/2019/04/15/ilhan-...l-zBrg_KLjoWJs
    http://thepoliticalforums.com/threads/120290-Vodafone-denies-5G-coronavirus-connection

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
    Thomas is wrong, either intentionally or because he is not paying attention.
    https://www.businessinsider.com/demo...an-omar-2019-4
    https://reason.com/2019/04/15/ilhan-...l-zBrg_KLjoWJs
    With Ilhan Omar it's not her religion, she's just a whacky identitarian Islamist: Ilhan Omar Doesn’t Represent American Muslims, She Represents Islamists.
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