US Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is an American. According to his most recent financial statement, Clarence Thomas has a net worth of $1 million. As a Supreme Court justice, Clarence Thomas gets paid $220,000 per year.
George H. W. Bush nominated him to succeed Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court. A lengthy and controversial confirmation hearing was held for him in October 1991, and he was finally confirmed in November of that year. His predecessor, Thurgood Marshall, was the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court. Clarence Thomas is now the Supreme Court’s longest-serving justice.
As a child
His name is Clarence Thomas and he was born in June 1948 in Pin Point, Georgia. Shortly after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968, he reportedly dropped out of Conception Seminary College in New York City. Afterward, Thomas stated that he left after overhearing a fellow student comment “That’s a good thing. I pray that the son of a scumbag is no more “within 24 hours of the crime. His experiences with the Catholic church’s lack of action against racism within its ranks of aspiring priests led Clarence Thomas to this conclusion.
The next year, he transferred to Holy Cross as a sophomore and began his studies there. The school’s Black Student Union was co-founded by him. In 1971, he graduated with a degree in English literature.
Thomas was a great candidate for military service in Vietnam throughout his undergraduate years. A series of deferments allowed him to avoid the draught, but he was a 1-A draftee upon graduation, which meant he was quite likely to be called up. Despite being summoned to appear for a medical examination, he failed it owing to his scoliosis. He was ineligible to be drafted because of a medical issue.
Clarence Thomas then went on to Yale Law School, where he graduated in 1974 with a Juris Doctor degree in the middle of his class.
After completing from law school, Career Clarence relocated to Missouri to practise law. Before becoming an assistant attorney general in Missouri, John Danforth employed him as an assistant attorney general. From 1974 until 1977, he was employed as a lawyer for Monsanto Chemical Company as their in-house counsel.
When John Danforth was elected to the United States Senate, Clarence travelled to Washington D.C. to work for him again.
Clarence Thomas worked for the Senate Commerce Committee from 1979 to 1981 as a legislative assistant focusing mostly on energy issues.
Prior to that time, Clarence Thomas worked as a civil rights assistant secretary at the Office of Education. May 1982 through March 1990 saw Thomas as the helm of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
George H. W. Bush nominated him to the District of Columbia Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals in 1989.
Court of Appeals
When it came time to replace Justice William Brennan in 1990, George H.W. Bush considered Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court but finally chose David Souter. Bush nominated Clarence a year later after Thurgood Marshall stood down.
This would be one of the most divisive and controversial incidents to occur in the early 1990s. When information about Thomas’ alleged history of sexual harassment surfaced, it made national headlines. Anita Hill, a prominent civil rights activist, made the charges. The time Hill spent working for Thomas at the US Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was a fruitful one. At first, Anita chose not to make the claims public. After an FBI interview with Anita was released, the claims surfaced. Hill was summoned to appear in court after the charges were made public.
In October 1991, Anita alleged that Thomas sexually assaulted her when he was her boss at two different government jobs, which were broadcast on television. According to her account, he made sexually-charged and graphic remarks to her on a regular basis. While discussing his anatomy, Thomas is said to have boasted about “his own sexual prowess.”
Clarence Thomas became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States on October 15, 1991, after being nominated by President Clinton.
Intimate Relationships of Clarence Thomas
Clarence Thomas married his undergraduate sweetheart Kathy Grace Ambush in 1971, and they had two children together. They were blessed with only one child.
Republican lobbyist Virginia Lamp, whom he married in 1987, died in a car accident the following year. Ginni is Virginia’s nickname.
Other Controversies involving Ginni Thomas
Clarence Thomas has had a number of issues with Ginni Thomas’ lobbying career over the years. For George W. Bush’s presidential campaign in 2000, she worked as a staffer at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think organisation. As Bush v. Gore was being decided by the Supreme Court, the case that eventually handed Bush the electoral victory, this was taking place. In the eyes of many, Clarence and Ginni were engaging in a massive conflict of interest.
The billionaire Koch brothers hosted a political retreat for Justices Thomas and Antonin Scalia in 2008. Citizens United, a major Supreme Court decision which overturned a century-old prohibition against corporations spending unlimited money on elections was upheld by both Justices two years later. Conservatives with deep pockets, like the Koch brothers, pushed hard for the change in the law because it allowed them to become some of the most powerful political contributors in the country.
Ginni formed Liberty Central, a non-profit lobbying group, in 2009 with the declared goal of organising conservative activists to fight the “leftist dictatorship” of President Obama. With her Supreme Court husband on the bench, she had a tremendous and obvious conflict of interest in the group’s primary goal of opposing President Obama’s health care reform.
Liberty Central received a $500,000 donation from a guy named Harlan Crowe. Crowe later allegedly donated several million dollars to rebuild a Georgia cannery where Thomas’ mother formerly worked, purportedly at Thomas’ request.
As a result of Citizens United, Ginni started a for-profit consulting firm named Liberty Consulting in 2011. As a result of Citizens United, Ginni was authorised to take corporate money in order to influence Supreme Court decisions that would be decided by her husband.
For neglecting to disclose Ginni’s salary and job history, Clarence was slammed in 2011. It was said that he failed to include his wife’s income and work on his tax return because it was “misunderstood.” Accordingly, Thomas produced seven pages of updated disclosures, which encompassed the period when Ginni was employed by the Heritage foundation and contained 13 years of income re-statements. The Heritage Foundation paid Ginni $686,589 between 2003 and 2007, according to these reports.
According to reports, Ginni Thomas routinely publishes conspiracy theories from anti-vax Facebook groups, including one that claimed Bill Gates was behind COVID-19.
Clifton, Virginia Mayor Ginni allegedly demanded that the town’s “Welcome to Clifton, Where Black Lives Matter” flag be taken down.
On January 6, 2021, a gang of Trump supporters stormed and plundered the Capitol. Ginni had called on Congress to reject the election results just days before the protests broke out. Ginni wrote on her Facebook page the morning of the riots, “GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU STANDING UP or PRAYING!” before the violence broke out.
There were zip-tied handcuffs, IEDs, destruction of property and theft of state secrets while Trump supporters were leading the disturbance.
On her own Facebook page, Ginni frequently posts crazy conspiracy ideas. In an online essay just before the riots she wrote: “No one, and I repeat no one, has done more to destroy America than the Democratic Party.” This conspiracy theory that George Soros is in control of the Democratic Party and supporting a plot to destroy the US government and Donald Trump has been advocated by her.
Messages from Mark Meadows
As of March of 2022, it has been disclosed that the Congressional committee looking into the January 6th uprising had found text messages purportedly sent by Ginni Thomas to then-President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Ginni and Mark exchanged 29 SMS between the beginning of November and the middle of January 2021, according to reports. “Manic, conspiracy-riddled text texts,” according to Vanity Fair’s description of the discussions.
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