Justice Clarence Thomas ’s wife asked to have her name removed from a memo that called President Barack Obama ’s health-care overhaul “unconstitutional,” as she distanced herself from an issue that may come before the U.S. Supreme Court .
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to revive a challenge to President Barack Obama ’s health-care overhaul, leaving intact a ruling that said a California man and interest group filed their lawsuit prematurely.
“Originalism” is an influential theory of constitutional interpretation. In the 1960s, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, a prominent liberal, marched proudly under the originalist banner. In the modern era, originalism is championed by Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, the court’s most conservative members.