TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 17, 2014

Francis Guess, a longtime civil rights leader and former commissioner of two state agencies under a Republican governor, said yesterday that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas isn’t getting the job done as a representative of African-Americans on this nation’s highest court. During the Waller law firm’s annual celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., Guess said Thomas — the only African-American among the nine justices — does not truly understand black people’s concerns. The Tennessean has more.