On This Date in Legal History

In July 1991 President George H.W. Bush nominated Clarence Thomas to replace Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to serve on the United States Supreme Court.  Thomas was only 43 years old.  His confirmation hearings were contentious.  A former employee, Anita Hill, testified that Thomas sexually harassed her years earlier. Thomas vehemently denied the allegation and called it a “high-tech lynching”.

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Clarence Thomas

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Clarence Thomas

The Senate ultimately confirmed his nomination, and he was sworn in on October 23, 1991.  Listen to these interesting interviews with Justice Thomas at the Federalist Society at https://goo.gl/36XMzP, and at Duquesne Law School at https://goo.gl/uLBYGK.  He’s quite frank about his upbringing, career and the inner workings of the Court.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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