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Mon May 3, 2021, 02:01 PM

Justice Clarence Thomas says ex-West Point cadet should be able to sue over alleged rape

Source: NBC News

The Supreme Court declined Monday to hear the appeal of a former West Point cadet who said she was raped at the academy, but Justice Clarence Thomas said the court should have taken the case to correct decades of injustices.

The woman, identified in court papers only as Jane Doe, sued two senior officers who were West Point administrators, arguing that the U.S. Military Academy's sexual assault policies were inadequate, failing to protect students from sexual violence. She said a fellow cadet raped her when they went walking late one night in 2010 during her second year at West Point.

But lower courts threw her case out, citing a 1950 Supreme Court decision that said military personnel cannot sue for injuries "incident to" their military service, even though the federal law specifying when the federal government can be sued carves out injury claims arising out of "combat activities" in wartime.

Thomas said Monday that the 71-year-old case, known as Feres v United States, was wrongly decided. Jane Doe "could have brought these same claims had she been a civilian contractor employed by West Point instead of a student."



Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/justice-clarence-thomas-says-ex-west-point-cadet-should-be-n1266144



Justice Thomas and the ACLU, on the same side of a case, who woulda thunk it.

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Reply Justice Clarence Thomas says ex-West Point cadet should be able to sue over alleged rape (Original post)
Calista241 May 3 OP
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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 02:04 PM

1. Has hell frozen over?

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Mon May 3, 2021, 02:08 PM

2. Has he had a stroke?

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Mon May 3, 2021, 02:14 PM

3. Half assed atoning for His wife's sedition?

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Mon May 3, 2021, 02:15 PM

4. Broken clocks are still right twice a day.

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Mon May 3, 2021, 02:43 PM

5. Does this post say what I think it says? That I agree with Clarence Thomas???????????

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 03:38 PM

6. Have I been shifted to a Alternate Earth?!!!?!!!



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Mon May 3, 2021, 03:57 PM

8. WOW. He got something right.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 04:26 PM

9. Most of the girls and young women

in Colorado Springs fifty years ago would absolutely never go out with an Air Force Academy cadet under any circumstances.
They all said the exact same thing: Going out on a date with a cadet was like begging to be forcibly assaulted or even worse raped.....

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 04:44 PM

10. Fake news.

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Mon May 3, 2021, 05:07 PM

11. I've gotta' go back to bed.

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Mon May 3, 2021, 06:15 PM

12. Wow, Clarence Thomas.

I never would have guessed. But OK, I'll take it.

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Mon May 3, 2021, 06:37 PM

13. Justice Clarence Thomas is Irony Deficient n/t

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Mon May 3, 2021, 07:37 PM

14. I think a pig just flew by my window.

Did something happen?

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Mon May 3, 2021, 07:45 PM

15. Perhaps he's starting to smell the brimstone.

Perhaps it's a squIRREL!! to distract from Ginny's support of the attempted coup.
Perhaps he got confused and thought this was the proper conservative stance.
Perhaps he's trying to stir the cult with some fresh outrage, per orders.

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Mon May 3, 2021, 08:32 PM

16. We are living in the upside down.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 08:03 AM

17. Even a broken clock is right twice a day

Thomas advocates for the side of evil 99% of the time.

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