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Independent Minds

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It's an article of faith in some circles that Clarence Thomas takes all his cues from Antonin Scalia. Eugene Volokh points out the most recent reason to recognize that this just isn't accurate.

It's also widely believed, among those who reject the theory that the two justices march in lockstep, that Thomas is more libertarian than Scalia. In many ways that's true -- but in the example that Eugene cites, it isn't.