Clarence Thomas vs. the New Deal

Walter Russell Mead recently pointed to Jeffrey Toobin’s article on Clarence Thomas and his wife, Virginia. Toobin profiles Thomas’ orginalist interpretation of the Constitution and shows that Thomas is probably the most intellectually rigorous conservative justice on the Supreme Court. Toobin points out that Thomas’ thought helped to blaze a trail for the Tea Party movement. Mead writes that the recent revival of the Second Amendment as a protection for individuals’ right to own guns could possibly mean that the Tenth Amendment could eventually come into play again, which would curtail federal authority. I don’t wish to make any predictions, and I hardly have a fully thought out philosophy of constitutional law, so I’ll just leave you to read the articles if you’re interested.

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