Patrick Rael

Patrick Rael is a professor of African American history at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

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Monday, July 06, 2015
For All the Hereafter: On the 14th Amendment and Clarence Thomas' Ridiculous Dissent
June 26 was a pretty good day for civil rights: the Supreme Court guaranteed the right for same-sex couples to marry by a 5-4 majority in Obergefell v. Hodges . True to form, the conservatives dissented, drawing upon arguments from strict construction and original intent. Clarence Thomas served up...
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