The Mob

(Cartoonist - Adam Zyglis)

In other news, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump now has a 33-point lead nationally according to a new CNN poll.

Meanwhile, a federal judge has blocked Indiana Governor Mike Pence's order telling state agencies not to help Syrian refugees.

And finally, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke for the first time in 10 years today. Unfortunately, what he had to say was very bad.

Today, he asked nearly a dozen questions during oral arguments in the case of Voisine v. United States, which examines whether convictions for reckless misdemeanor domestic violence assault can prevent firearm ownership. [...]

“Can you give me...this is a misdemeanor violation. It suspends a constitutional right. Can you give me another area where a misdemeanor violation suspends a constitutional right?” Thomas asked. "You're saying that recklessness is sufficient to trigger a violation -- misdemeanor violation of domestic conduct that results in a lifetime ban on possession of a gun."

He continued: "Well, let's say that a publisher is reckless about the use of children, and what could be considered indecent displace and that triggers a violation of, say, a hypothetical law against the use of children in these ads, and let's say it's a misdemeanor violation. Could you suspend that publisher's right to ever publish again?”

Thomas waited 10 years to speak out on behalf of domestic abusers who might have their guns taken away. Because abusers are just like publishers. Or something.

If he doesn't speak for another 10 years it will be too soon.

  • nicklinc

    Am I reading this wrong, did he defend Domestic Abusers and pedo’s in the same argument? WTF?

  • GrafZeppelin127

    My guess, probably something he and Scalia discussed before the latter passed away, and Thomas’ pie hole spoke for him.

    One of these days someone is going to make the proper argument before the court: That in both the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, life and liberty come before property, which is all The Precious is.

    • Unfortunately many conservatives don’t think that liberty comes before property as evidenced by the 20% of Trump supporters who think the Emancipation Proclamation was a bad idea. And that’s just the ones who didn’t mind revealing those thoughts. How many think it but won’t say it?

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    Clarence Thomas is an embarrassment.