Clarence Thomas
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"Clarence Thomas" is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States/Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Succeeding Thurgood Marshall, Thomas is the second African American to serve on the Court.

Thomas grew up in Savannah, Georgia, and was educated at the College of the Holy Cross and at Yale Law School. In 1974, he was appointed an Missouri Attorney General/Assistant Attorney General in Missouri and subsequently practiced law there in the private sector. In 1979, he became a legislative assistant to Senator John Danforth (Republican Party (United States)/R-Missouri/MO) and in 1981 was appointed Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan appointed Thomas Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

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Because the president, not the (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) could authorize or not authorize cross-border operations from Mexican motor carriers, and because FMCSA has no discretion to prevent the entry of Mexican trucks, its EA did not need to consider the environmental effects arising from the entry.

Without performing legal acrobatics, I cannot make the instruction confusing. And I certainly cannot do the contortions necessary to find the Texas appellate court's decision 'objectively unreasonable.

There is some misunderstanding. We do not look any place. We do not recruit. We are passive. We look at what comes to us.

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.

I don't believe in quotas. America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights.

It runs the risk of undermining the manner in which we consider the cases. Certainly it will change our proceedings. And I don't think for the better.

When I was a kid, we said that we were precluded from going to certain neighborhoods because of the color of our skin… Now the neighborhoods are the neighborhoods of ideas, you're not supposed to be there because … of the color of your skin.'

Today, now, it is time to move forward, a time to look for what is good in others, what is good in our country. It is time to see what we have in common, what we have to share as human beings and citizens.

We hold that the program , as it appears to have been structured at the time (Harper) was placed on it, differed from parole in name only, ... and affirm the (appeals court's) decision.

He is a great man. There is nothing I could say to tease him.