SCOTUS: Windbag

I haven’t done a breakdown of a SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) in a while (they were poorly read so I haven’t bothered with the research needed). BUT, I do still sometimes read opinions.

And I just have to say Clarence Thomas is a windbag. He isn’t stupid or anything, but I feel like he writes his “concurrent opinions” just too often. And they are too long.

This comes up because of the Court Opinion on Quarles v. United States. I mean, in this case Thomas manages to keep his opinion to only two pages – but it is literally 2 pages of “I agree with everyone else.” And since it was (unusually enough) an unanimous opinion – it’s not like he was getting to spar with Ginsburg or something.

I just had to say it – it was irksome and I felt the need to vent to the entire internet that Thomas annoys me with his “I have to say it because I’m a special snowflake” approach. He writes separate opinions a LOT. Maybe I’ll go back and see how often each justice write a separate opinion and see if he really does it more or I just notice his more. Might be an interesting exercise.

Writer, nerd, and perpetual student. I am obsessed with books - both the reading and the making of them. If I won the lottery I would try to have the best private(ish) library in the world. It wouldn't be totally private because the whole purpose of having books is helping other people find a book they will love. I have 2 cats, Genkii (energy) and Kawaii (cutie). I will mention them regularly because they are a daily delight in my life. Granted, sometimes when I'm playing video games they are not so much "delight" as they are "distraction"... but I love them regardless.

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