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Clarence Thomas teaching a 2 week class at UF

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by oragator1, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. oragator1

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    Gross
     
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    gator_fever GC Hall of Fame

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    Nice to see UF bringing in one of the greatest legal minds of this generation especially after the embarrassment the hard core leftist students caused with their behavior in protest of free speech previously.
     
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    I thought it was cool when they protested that Nazi scum, Richard Spencer. Will be cool when they protest this scum bag too.
     
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    I could care less about peaceful protests but when you let people who have been approved to speak be silenced by thuggish behavior you are part of the issue. These hard core leftists try to silence any conservative speech on campus now and the lefty administrators are refusing to reign them in usually.
     
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    Nah, even the "don't taze me bro" guy was rad, a real folk hero.
     
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    I'm surprised a class called "How to vote like Scalia" would last two weeks.
     
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    I mean, how do you even vote from hell? :devil:
     
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    I'm surprised Thomas has enough to say to last a 2-week course. Thomas is a very good writer, but he's notoriously quiet when court is in session.
     
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    He is, but in a question and answer environment he is excellent. Very engaged and thoughtful. He is able to articulate his thoughts and positions extremely well.
     
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    He's done this before. He taught a property rights class a few years ago. From what I heard, he's a kind man with a sense of humor. But it's hard to ignore his awful jurisprudence and the credible sexual harassment complaints against him.
     
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    Racist...
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    You're really just a delight, aren't you...
     
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    Law students should be exposed to all points of view. I met his former law clerk a UF law grad, who is teaching the class with him. She is very impressive.
     
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    Oh, I imagine the man is somewhere between scum and the greatest legal mind of his generation. It's a good thing for the students. Simple as that.
     
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    I am not a fan. I think Clarence doesn’t recognize that without the progressive movement he wouldn’t have had the opportunity to demonstrate his legal abilities.
    I’m no legal scholar but I like the biting critique below...even if the author was sure Clinton was going to win election at the time of writing.
    Clarence Thomas’s Twenty-Five Years Without Footprints
     
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    Thomas has stated that he thinks that the Q&A during oral arguments doesn't allow for the parties to make their arguments and that most answers to their questions can be found in the briefs, as well as taking up too much time which is already limited. If you have ever listen to a SCOTUS oral argument you can see what he means when Sotomayor is asking a question, as it seems she cannot ask a question in under two minutes. I'm pretty sure Roberts instituted the new "no questions for the first 2 minutes" because of her.
     
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    The author is Jeffery Toobin. Enough said.
     
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    Good response. Let me try..
    And?
     
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