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Clarence Thomas, 20 Years Later


Bill Bennett summed it up: Justice Clarence Thomas is “the greatest living American.”

It sounds like friendly hyperbole. It isn’t.

Since his confirmation to the Supreme Court, Justice Thomas’s first-principles originalism has begun to win the battle of ideas and restore to the rule of law the principles of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. This isn’t just a matter of being vindicated in legal or academic debates. Justice Thomas is painstakingly rebuilding, brick by brick, the very foundations of the American Republic, after a generation of assault left them crumbling almost beyond repair.

Read the remainder of my contribution in the symposium today, which includes contributions from Steve Calabresi, John Yoo, Carrie Severino, and more. 

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