After reading Andrew Sullivan on Clarence Thomas and Citizens United decision (he ends his column by quoting from Adam B's recent dkos post) I was moved to write a kind of follow-up blog post that I'd like to also share here:
As I was wading through various scotus decisions researching it, I was more "impressed" than ever by the damage Thomas is doing on the court. It's not just his part in the five member conservative majority. Even when an issue is so clear that even Scalia joins the rest of the justices in doing the obviously right thing, Thomas writes these crazy dissents that end up in the official record, and which therefore still have a chance to someday influence future decisions.
And if we ever regain the majority on the court, he'll still be there, not participating in oral arguments, never changing his mind, and cranking out those automatic dissents!