To understand why 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sidney Thomas is a finalist for elevation to the U.S. Supreme Court, look at Jackson v. Rent-a-Center West, a case involving an employee arbitration agreement that was argued before the high court last week. Thomas wrote the majority opinion when the case was before the 9th Circuit, and his ruling fits snugly into a populist narrative the Obama administration has been building against the Roberts Court.
Potential High Court Nominee Thomas Would Fit Obama Narrative
May 5, 2010