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Spurred by Clarence Thomas, Ohio AG wants Google declared a public utility

The state of Ohio sued Google today in an unusual complaint that seeks a legal declaration that Google is a common carrier and public utility under Ohio law. "Google uses its dominance of Internet search to steer Ohioans to Google's own products—that's discriminatory and anti-competitive," Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, a Republican, said when announcing the lawsuit. "When you own the railroad or the electric company or the cellphone tower, you have to treat everyone the same and give everybody access."
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Republican AG Repeatedly Cites Justice Clarence Thomas’ Rebuke of Big Tech in Bid to Have Google Declared a Public Utility

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Tuesday asked a state court to declare that Google is a public utility that cannot manipulate search results to favor its own products and services over others. The Republican filed a 17-page lawsuit that relied heavily on Justice Clarence Thomas’s recent concurrence endorsing a view of internet companies and Big Tech that has steadily gained steam among conservatives in recent years.
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Clarence Thomas Declares War on Big Tech

In 2003, Reason named Clarence Thomas one of the magazine's "35 Heroes of Freedom" because the Supreme Court justice had proven himself "a reliable defender of freedom of speech in such diverse contexts as advertising, broadcasting, and campaign contributions." Alas, Thomas' recent statements in support of greater government control over "digital platforms" such as Twitter and Facebook have somewhat tarnished his First Amendment bona fides.
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It’s good to be Clarence Thomas and other commentary

At 72, cheers The Wall Street Journal’s Bill McGurn, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas “is coming into his own.” That’s because conservatives’ 6-3 majority on the court means Chief Justice John Roberts switching sides and voting with the liberals won’t be enough to win the day — and Thomas, with his seniority, would then get to write the majority opinion. Thomas has made “powerful contributions” through his dissents, concurrences and other commentary, so now Roberts “has an incentive to side with conservatives so he can write a majority opinion more narrow than what Justice Thomas would likely write.” On the Supreme Court, it’s “good to be chief” — but “right now it may be better to be Clarence Thomas.”
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Amid pandemic, U.S. Justice Clarence Thomas has a question or two

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the U.S. Supreme Court heard its first-ever oral argument by teleconference rather than in person as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, one major change was immediately clear: the normally silent Justice Clarence Thomas was asking questions. Before that May 2020 case, Thomas had posed questions...
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Professor Clarence Thomas of Robertson School to Retire at End of Semester

The longest-serving professor in the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture and the foremost Black employee to acquire residency in the field of mass communication at Virginia Commonwealth University, Clarence Thomas Ph.D., will retire towards the end of the spring 2021 semester. A local of Norfolk, Thomas started...
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