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  •  Circuit court decisions (0+ / 0-)

    It's been well documented his "Style" on the Supreme court.

    What may be worth investigating is his actions on the circuit court

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    Eleventh Circuit     Justice Thomas

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    United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
        Middle District of Alabama
        Northern District of Alabama
        Southern District of Alabama
        Middle District of Florida
        Northern District of Florida
        Southern District of Florida
        Middle District of Georgia
        Northern District of Georgia
        Southern District of Georgia

    We agree our hair is on fire, we disagree with Paul Ryan's plan to use a sledgehammer to put out the fire

    by JML9999 on Mon Jun 20, 2011 at 10:26:03 AM PDT

    •  He didn't sit on that court, (1+ / 0-)
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      unless it has been as an occasional visitor. What would you investigate? Is there a story I've missed?

      •  It doesn't seem to me that SCOTUS justices (0+ / 0-)

        "Moonlight" on the Circuit court is common knowledge.

         If as you say he hasn't participated in a single case on the 11th circuit then this is a dead end but if he has a review of those cases since they don't have the same visibility that oral arguments and decisions rendered by SCOTUS.

        We agree our hair is on fire, we disagree with Paul Ryan's plan to use a sledgehammer to put out the fire

        by JML9999 on Mon Jun 20, 2011 at 12:09:05 PM PDT

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        •  Moonlighting for free, maybe. (1+ / 0-)
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          It's uncommon among sitting justices, but permitted. Actually, I think it's more common in the trial court, probably because it's much less likely to cause a recusal problem later. I don't at the moment have access to easily determine whether he has ever participated on an 11th circuit case, and given that you seem to have no evidence that he did or that, if he did, there was any impropriety there, I'm not inclined to put it on my to-do list.

          I thought you were alluding to his pre-SCOTUS service, which was on the DC Circuit, not the 11th. But in either circuit, I have no idea what you would be "reviewing" for. The losing parties would have more interest and ability to investigate any conflicts. This is a lot of grasping at straws.

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