Strange Justice

The Selling of Clarence Thomas

Author: Jane Mayer,Jill Abramson

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 163168163X

Category: Law

Page: 358

View: 8509

Now a New York Times Best Seller and a National Book Award finalist. Charged with racial, sexual, and political overtones, the confirmation of Clarence Thomas as a Supreme Court justice was one of the most divisive spectacles the country has ever seen. Anita Hill’s accusation of sexual harassment by Thomas, and the attacks on her that were part of his high-placed supporters’ rebuttal, both shocked the nation and split it into two camps. One believed Hill was lying, the other believed that the man who ultimately took his place on the Supreme Court had committed perjury. In this brilliant, often shocking book, Jane Mayer and Jill Abramson, two of the nation’s top investigative journalists examine all aspects of this controversial case. They interview witnesses that the Judiciary Committee chose not to call, and present documents never before made public. They detail the personal and professional pasts of both Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill and lay bare a campaign of lobbying, public relations, and character assassination fueled by conservative power at its most desperate. A gripping high-stakes drama, Strange Justice is not only a definitive account of the Clarence Thomas nomination hearings, but is also a classic casebook of how the Washington game is played by those for whom winning is everything.
Posted in Law

Real Anita Hill

Author: David Brock

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0029046564

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 1206

More than a year and a half after the dramatic confrontation between Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill, opinions remain sharply divided on which one was telling the truth, and on the episode's significance and meaning for American society. Opinion polls conducted on the first anniversary of the hearings showed that public sentiment in Thomas' favor had weakened, while Anita Hill has become a national celebrity, a heroine credited with putting sexual harassment on the national agenda and thus a symbol of the feminist and civil rights movements who is said to have inspired a political "year of the woman."
Posted in History

Reimagining Equality

Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home

Author: Anita Hill

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807014370

Category: Political Science

Page: 195

View: 2401

Looks at the housing crisis in the United States and provides details on the lives of several African American women and their journeys to find a home.
Posted in Political Science

Speaking Truth to Power

Author: Anita Hill

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307779663

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 4880

Twent-six years before the #metoo movement, Anita Hill sparked a national conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace when she testified against Clarence Thomas. After her astonishing testimony in the Clarence Thomas hearings, Anita Hill ceased to be a private citizen and became a public figure at the white-hot center of an intense national debate on how men and women relate to each other in the workplace. That debate led to ground-breaking court decisions and major shifts in corporate policies that have had a profound effect on our lives--and on Anita Hill's life. Now, with remarkable insight and total candor, Anita Hill reflects on events before, during, and after the hearings, offering for the first time a complete account that sheds startling new light on this watershed event. Only after reading her moving recollection of her childhood on her family's Oklahoma farm can we fully appreciate the values that enabled her to withstand the harsh scrutiny she endured during the hearings and for years afterward. Only after reading her detailed narrative of the Senate Judiciary proceedings do we reach a new understanding of how Washington--and the media--rush to judgment. And only after discovering the personal toll of this wrenching ordeal, and how Hill copes, do we gain new respect for this extraordinary woman. Here is a vitally important work that allows us to understand why Anita Hill did what she did, and thereby brings resolution to one of the most controversial episodes in our nation's history.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Capitol Games

The Inside Story of Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill, and a Supreme Court Nomination

Author: Timothy M. Phelps,Helen Winternitz

Publisher: Perennial

ISBN: 9780060975531

Category: Judges

Page: 464

View: 9415

A riveting behind-the-scenes look at the Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings, told by the first print journalist to break the story of Hill's allegations of sexual harassment. Based on extensive interiews and prodigious research, this definitive account of these history-making hearings presents far-reaching implications for the political landscape of our country.
Posted in Judges

The Complete Transcripts of the Clarence Thomas - Anita Hill Hearings

October 11, 12, 13, 1991

Author: Anita Miller

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613732325

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 804

This volume contains not only the complete verbatim transcript of the testimony given before the Senate Judiciary Committee on October 11, 12 and 13, 1991, but, as Nina Totenberg points out in her preface, "the important exhibits that were submitted - affidavits aimed at discrediting Hill, and the sworn testimony of the so-called "other woman," Angela Wright, who had worked for Thomas and, like Hill, claimed he made lewd and inappropriate remarks to her." Wright herself was never called to testify before the cameras. But she did give telephone testimony to the committee staff - as did her friend Rose Jourdain - and that testimony is included here. Although more that two years have passed since these hearings were held, public interest remains high. With their implications for attitudes toward race, gender and sexual harassment, the issues and emotions created by the hearings are still of vital importance to literate, thinking Americans. History, someone said, is what happens before you know it. Thus, many events come clear only in retrospect. This book will at last allow the general interest reader the opportunity to develop a calm and reasoned insight into those explosive and historic three days.
Posted in Social Science

Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power

Essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the Construction of Social Reality

Author: Homi K. Bhabha,Kimberlé Crenshaw,Margaret A. Burnham,Paula Giddings,A. Leon Higginbotham,Claudia Brodsky Lacour,Wahneema H. Lubiano,Manning Marable,Nellie Y. McKay,Nell Irvin Painter,Gayle Pemberton,Andrew Ross,Christine Stansell,Carol Miller Swain,Michael Thelwell,Kendall Thomas,Cornel West,Patricia J. Williams

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0679741453

Category: Political Science

Page: 475

View: 4730

Eighteen essays by prominent scholars reflect on the cultural, historical, political, personal, legal, sexual, and linguistic implications of the Thomas hearings and Hill's accusations
Posted in Political Science

Understanding Clarence Thomas

The Jurisprudence of Constitutional Restoration

Author: Ralph A. Rossum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780700619481

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 295

View: 5623

The first thorough, well-documented, and fair-minded evaluation of Justice Thomas's 500 written opinions during 25 years on the Supreme Court, and, the most complete examination of his consistent original general meaning approach to constitutional interpretation.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Advice & Consent

Clarence Thomas, Robert Bork, and the Intriguing History of the Supreme Court's Nomination Battles

Author: Paul Simon

Publisher: National PressBooks


Category: Judges

Page: 328

View: 4307

Chronicles the Senate's role in confirmation proceedings since the George Washington administration and suggests changes in the process
Posted in Judges

My Grandfather's Son

A Memoir

Author: Clarence Thomas

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006056556X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7675

Provocative, inspiring, and unflinchingly honest, My Grandfather's Son is the story of one of America's most remarkable and controversial leaders, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, told in his own words. Thomas speaks out, revealing the pieces of his life he holds dear, detailing the suffering and injustices he has overcome, including the acrimonious and polarizing Senate hearing involving a former aide, Anita Hill, and the depression and despair it created in his own life and the lives of those closest to him. In this candid and deeply moving memoir, a quintessential American tale of hardship and grit, Clarence Thomas recounts his astonishing journey for the first time.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Battle for Justice

How the Bork Nomination Shook America

Author: Ethan Bronner

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402752278

Category: History

Page: 390

View: 9709

When President Reagan nominated Robert Bork to the Supreme Court, it was the spark that fueled a months-long firestorm during which liberals and conservatives battled fiercely over Reagan’s choice, each trying to gain control of the nation’s judicial future. The American public, captivated by this struggle for power, weighed in with an unprecedented outpouring of mail and telephone calls to the United States Senate arguing both pro- and con- positions. Based on scores of interviews with key figures and a shrewd analysis of the issues, then-Boston Globe reporter Ethan Bronner chronicles this engrossing story of a titanic struggle for political power. It features key players such as Senators Joseph Biden and Edward Kennedy, with the latter leading the fight against the appointment using savvy Madison Avenue style strategies; a Justice Department desperate to hold its ground; a shocked White House staff, caught off-guard; and of course Bork himself, who insisted that "the process of confirming justices for our nations highest court has been transformed in a way that should not and indeed must not be permitted to occur again.” Featuring a new epilogue, "Where Are They Now?”
Posted in History

I Still Believe Anita Hill

Three Generations Discuss the Legacies of Speaking Truth to Power

Author: Amy Richards,Cynthia Greenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781558618091

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 7615

Collects essays and transcripts of speeches delivered on the twentieth anniversary of Anita Hill's testimony that discuss the current state of sexual harrassment legislation and how Hill's actions inspired others to speak out.
Posted in Social Science

The Dark Side

The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals

Author: Jane Mayer

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307456501

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 600

The Dark Side is a dramatic, riveting, and definitive narrative account of how the United States made self-destructive decisions in the pursuit of terrorists around the world—decisions that not only violated the Constitution, but also hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. In spellbinding detail, Jane Mayer relates the impact of these decisions by which key players, namely Vice President Dick Cheney and his powerful, secretive adviser David Addington, exploited September 11 to further a long held agenda to enhance presidential powers to a degree never known in U.S. history, and obliterate Constitutional protections that define the very essence of the American experiment. With a new afterward. One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year National Bestseller National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist A Best Book of the Year: Salon, Slate, The Economist, The Washington Post, Cleveland Plain-Dealer
Posted in History


The Unmaking of the President, 1984-1988

Author: Jane Mayer,Doyle McManus

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 1631681923

Category: History

Page: 395

View: 5100

For six years, Ronald Reagan seemed invincible. But behind the glowing image of success was an administration courting disaster. In this spellbinding book, two top Washington reporters trace the origins of the Iran-contra affair and the unraveling of the Reagan presidency, taking us deep inside a white house that care more for stagecraft than statecraft and that mistook a landslide reelection for an unlimited mandate. Here is the startling illumination of power and personality, an explosive tale of a president’s unmaking—and a landmark book about the current state of the American presidency. “Many readers will savor Landslide simply for its high-level gossip. But the book has the far deeper value of exposing the ever-increasing discrepancy between substance and image in the American presidency.” –Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
Posted in History

Judging Thomas

The Life and Times of Clarence Thomas

Author: Ken Foskett

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006173733X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 6869

Clarence Thomas, the youngest and most controversial member of the Supreme Court, could become the longest-serving justice in history, influencing American law for decades to come. Who is this enigmatic man? And what does he believe in? Judging Thomas tells the remarkable story of Clarence Thomas's improbable journey from hardscrabble beginnings in the segregated South to the loftiest court in the land. With objectivity and balance, author Ken Foskett chronicles Thomas's contempt for upper-crust blacks who snubbed his uneducated, working-class roots; his flirtation with the priesthood and, later, Black Power; the resentment that fueled his opposition to affirmative action; the conservative beliefs that ultimately led him to the Supreme Court steps; and the inner resilience that propelled him through the doors. Based on interviews with Thomas himself, fellow justices, family members, and hundreds of friends and associates, Judging Thomas skillfully unravels perhaps the most complex, controversial, and powerful public figure in America today.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Election Night 2016

From Dark Money

Author: Jane Mayer

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525566600

Category: Political Science

Page: 16

View: 9155

The last president election was a stunning political upset when Donald Trump, a billionaire businessman won in a political coup, with no experience whatsoever. But along with this outsider, on the night of his victory, longtime conservative operator David Koch was standing, and smiling, amid a throng of revelers on the eve of November 8, 2016. In her electrifying and much-lauded, bestselling book, Jane Mayer reveals that the era of the Koch brothers and big money in American politics is far from over, despite how much discussion there is to the contrary. Rather, the secret figures behind the moneyed American oligarchy continue to wield tremendous influence over the political agendas of the Trump administration, the Republican Party today, the radical Right, and all corridors of power in Washington. A Vintage Shorts Selection. An ebook short.
Posted in Political Science

Drive Yourself Sane

Using the Uncommon Sense of General Semantics

Author: Susan Presby Kodish,Bruce I. Kodish

Publisher: Extensional Publishing

ISBN: 9780970066466

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 237

View: 2915

Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Clarence Thomas -- Confronting the Future

Selections from the Senate Confirmation Hearings and Prior Speeches

Author: Clarence Thomas

Publisher: Gateway Books


Category: Political Science

Page: 154

View: 8645

A collection of speeches by the second Black appointed to the Supreme Court
Posted in Political Science

Blinded by the Right

The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

Author: David Brock

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 1400047285

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 378

View: 7080

The author describes his disenchantment with the neo-conservative movement and offers an insider's view of the hypocrisy and treachery of the right-wing political force that abandoned its principles to sabotage the Clinton presidency.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Tainted Witness

Why We Doubt what Women Say about Their Lives

Author: Leigh Gilmore

Publisher: Gender and Culture Series

ISBN: 9780231177146

Category: Crime

Page: 218

View: 6324

How doubt attaches to women's testimony.
Posted in Crime