Ralph Rossum

About Ralph Rossum

Ralph Rossum is the Salvatori Professor of Political Philosophy & American Constitutionalism at Claremont McKenna College. He is the author of Understanding Clarence Thomas: The Jurisprudence of Constitutional Restoration (University Press of Kansas, 2014).

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Understanding Clarence Thomas: The Jurisprudence of Constitutional Restoration

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When, on July 1, 1991, President George H. W. Bush nominated Clarence Thomas to serve as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, predicting that he would be “a great Justice,” calling him “the best person for this position,”

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The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Justice Clarence Thomas

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This discussion with Professor Ralph Rossum of Claremont McKenna College explores the jurisprudence of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.  Rossum posits that Justice Thomas practices an “original general meaning” approach that seeks concord among the three major strands of originalist