— Chief Justice John Roberts’ unanimous opinion for the Supreme Court in ruling that AT&T does not enjoy protection from FOIA requests on the basis of “personal privacy”
Former Governor and FOXNews host Mike Huckabee on Wikileaks.
Mike, SCOTUS decision on the Pentagon Papers. Your argument is invalid.
In her Senate testimony, Hill, who worked with Thomas at two federal agencies, said that Thomas would make sexual comments to her at work, including references to scenes in hard-core pornographic films.
“If I used that kind of grotesque language with one person, it would seem to me that there would be traces of it throughout the employees who worked closely with me, or the other individuals who heard bits and pieces of it or various levels of it,” Thomas responded to the committee.
McEwen scoffs softly when asked about Thomas’s indignation, which has barely cooled in the 19 years since the hearings. In his vivid 2007 memoir, the justice calls Hill a tool of liberal activists outraged because he did not fit their idea of what an African American should believe.
McEwen’s memoir describes her own “dysfunctional” family in the District and, ultimately, a long legal career. She charts how she developed an “inner self” to escape the chaos of her childhood. Her story also includes explicit details of her relationship with Thomas, which she said included a freewheeling sex life.
Given that history, she said Hill’s long-ago description of Thomas’s behavior resonated with her.
“He was obsessed with porn,” she said of Thomas, who is now 63. “He would talk about what he had seen in magazines and films, if there was something worth noting.”
Frank Palka was on trial for the murders of two police officers. He was convicted of second-degree murder. The State of Connecticut appealed and Palka was retried and convicted of first-degree murder. Palka appealed citing violation of the double jeopardy clause of the Fifth Amendment through the Due Process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Palka lost in the Supreme Court by a ruling of 8-1. He was executed April 12, 1938 by electric chair. Only Associate Justice Pierce Butler voted in dissent; he did not write a dissenting opinion.
SCOTUS overruled Palko in 1969 with Benton v. Maryland.