“With let-them-eat-cake obliviousness, today, the majority pulls the ripcord and announces ‘colorblindness for all’ by legal fiat. But deeming race irrelevant in law does not make it so in life.”
— Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, in her dissent to today’s Supreme Court decision curtailing affirmative action.
In the 2022 General Social Survey, just 18% of Americans said they have a great deal of confidence in the court, down from 26% in 2021, and 36% said they had hardly any, up from 21%. Another 46% said they have “only some” confidence in the most recent survey.
$24 million or $68 million
Bloomberg: “The nine Supreme Court justices in total are worth at least $24 million. Or it might be closer to $68 million. … It’s impossible to get more specific than that. That’s because federal ethics laws require justices to disclose only those assets that might pose a conflict of interest. As a result, the public can only assess part of each justice’s holdings, valued in a broad range.”
Clarence Thomas stands accused of ethics violations.
“WTF Harlan Crow?” asks a disgusted nation.
The Senate’s mounting an investigation,
But we just have one burning question:
Why would anyone want to take Clarence Thomas along on vacation?