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Clarence Thomas, JD Biography

Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
None Found to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"

No position found as of Oct. 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Justice, US Supreme Court, 1991-present
  • Blue Key Service Award, University of Georgia Blue Key National Honor Society, 2006
  • Francis Boyer Award, American Enterprise Institute, 2001
  • Judge, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1990-1991
  • Chairman, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1982-1990
  • Assistant Secretary of Education for the Office of Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 1981-1982
  • Legislative Assistant, Senator John Danforth (R-MO), 1979-1981
  • Attorney, Monsanto Company, 1977-1979
  • Assistant Attorney General, Missouri, 1974-1977
  • Statesmanship Award, Claremont Institute
  • JD, Yale University Law School, 1974
  • AB, cum laude, Holy Cross College
  • Attended Conception Seminary College, 1967-1968

Select Cases involving ACLU which Justice Thomas wrote the majority opinion:

  • BOE of Pottawatomie County v. Earls
  • Mitchell v. Helms
  • Young v. Harper
  • Robinson v. Shell Oil
Quoted in:
  1. Is Desegregation in Public Schools Still Necessary to Achieve Racial Equality?
  2. Is the Voting Rights Act Still Necessary?