Twitter Users Flay Clarence Thomas For Casting Only Vote Against Black Death Row Inmate


Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 2.02.01 PMToday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a black death row inmate who contended for almost 20 years that prosecutors removed black jury members from his trial in a case of clear racial bias. Well, the Supreme Court ruled that way, but one of the justices did not.

It was Clarence Thomas, the only justice of color, who dissented. It doesn’t matter to the outcome of the decision, of course, but to many people, it matters on principle. He’s really been taking heat online and has been trending since the decision came down.

The man at the center of the case, Timothy Foster, has now seen his death penalty conviction overturned, though it is important to note that he admitted to the crime of killing an elderly woman in Georgia in the mid-1980s.

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