Clarence Thomas-- The Most Important Justice?
twmorrison at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 1 13:43:15 PST 2002
On Professor Levinson's "functional definition" of extreme, Justice Thomas's
dissent in Colorado Republican Federal Campaign Committee v. FEC (1996),
advocating that Buckley v. Valeo be overruled, seems a possible candidate.
He was alone in that argument in that case, though the Chief Justice and
Justice Scalia joined the other parts of his dissent. Then, as evidence of
the slight normalization of that "extreme" position, Justice Scalia joined
Justice Thomas's dissent making the same argument in Nixon v. Shrink
Missouri Gov't PAC (2000).
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