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Alito surpasses Thomas as most conservative justice on Supreme Court
Breccan F. Thies

Justice Samuel Alito has surpassed Justice Clarence Thomas as the most conservative justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to new data.

While Thomas has consistently been the most conservative justice of the current court for years, Alito had the edge this term, which saw major decisions on freedom of speech, student loans, and affirmative action.

The data also show that the court is consistently more conservative with its 6-3 majority and Justice Brett Kavanaugh holding the spot as the ideological median justice.

Preliminary "ideological continuum" data from the "Martin-Quinn" scoring system, which uses data points such as voting records to measure judicial ideology, show Alito with about 2.5 points in the conservative column, while Thomas had about 2.3.

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Re: Alito surpasses Thomas as most conservative justice on Supreme Court
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2023, 09:13:50 pm »
This is akin to arguing as to how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

The Justices aren't stamped out with cookie-cutters. Each is an individual.

That both Mr. Alito and Mr. Thomas are on the right side -- and fairly consistently so -- is good enough for me.

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Re: Alito surpasses Thomas as most conservative justice on Supreme Court
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2023, 09:55:47 pm »
This is akin to arguing as to how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

The Justices aren't stamped out with cookie-cutters. Each is an individual.

That both Mr. Alito and Mr. Thomas are on the right side -- and fairly consistently so -- is good enough for me.

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Re: Alito surpasses Thomas as most conservative justice on Supreme Court
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2023, 11:10:03 pm »
And to think we almost ended up with Harriet Miers instead...
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Re: Alito surpasses Thomas as most conservative justice on Supreme Court
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2023, 02:34:37 am »
And to think we almost ended up with Harriet Miers instead...

And Trumps sister, as well.

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Re: Alito surpasses Thomas as most conservative justice on Supreme Court
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2023, 04:43:48 am »
Never had a problem that I can recall out of either Thomas or Alito... And now, very surprisingly, Gorsuch is shaping up to be a good one too.