Who Appointed Clarence Thomas To The Supreme Court? All you need to know about the supreme court justice appointment.
Clarence Thomas is an American lawyer who serves as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
He graduated from College of the Holy Cross, Yale University, Conception Seminary College (1967–1968), and Yale Law School (1974).
Thomas was born on June 23, 1948, in Pin Point, Montgomery, Georgia, United States.
Who Appointed Clarence Thomas To The Supreme Court?
President George H. W. Bush appointed him to succeed Thurgood Marshal, and he has been serving since 1991. Thomas is the second African American to serve on the Court after Marshall.
Thomas, who has been serving as the senior associate justice since 2018, is the longest-serving member on the Court, with a tenure was 30 years and 148 days as of March 20, 2022.
Thomas was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1990. He held that position for 16 months, before assuming Marshall’s place on the Supreme Court.
The confirmation hearings of Thomas were bitter and heated. They focused on the accusation that he sexually harassed Anita Hill (a subordinate at both the Department of Education, and the EEOC). Hill claimed that Thomas made numerous sexual and romantic advances to her, despite her repeated warnings.
Thomas and his supporters claimed that Hill and the witnesses on her behalf as well as supporters had made up the allegations in order to stop the appointment of a black conservative judge to the Court. Thomas was confirmed by the Senate with a vote of 52-48.
Experts at the Supreme Court describe Thomas’s jurisprudence to be textualist, emphasizes the original meanings of the United States Constitution, and the statutes. He also advocates natural law. Thomas is considered the Court’s most conservative judge by many writers and political scientists. Thomas is also well-known for his inability to ask a question during oral argument.