A new cartoon character has been revealed to be a reference to a Supreme Court Justice who famously argued that the “word” of the law must be respected.
The Supreme Court justice, Clarence Thomas, once said that a lawyer can’t tell the truth unless he can get a “lawyer” to say the truth, the Irish Times reported.
“You cannot make a law unless you have a lawyer,” he said.
In an opinion on the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act, Justice Thomas wrote that it would be “unjust” for a state to require “one of its citizens to show up at a polling place and be registered” to vote, according to the Irish Examiner.
The law that Justice Thomas argued was unconstitutional was the Voting Registration Act of 1965, which required every voter to register.
Justice Thomas has since said he did not mean to make any reference to the Supreme Court ruling, the newspaper reported.
The Daily Mail reported that Justice John Paul Stevens, who was the first justice to rule on the Voting Act, said Justice Thomas’ opinion was “absolutely correct” and “clearly and expressly wrong.”
The Daily Beast reported that the court has yet to issue a decision on whether the law should remain in place.
A new Supreme Court cartoon character named Dope has appeared in the news recently, in a news story about the first anniversary of the election of President Donald Trump.
A photo of Dope, who is the president’s nephew, was included in the newspaper story, which said he was inspired by Justice Thomas, the Supreme court’s current justice.
The photo of Justice Thomas and Dope is on display at the Justice Department.
The cartoon character was not the only new Supreme court cartoon character announced in recent weeks.
A cartoon character called Supreme Dope was also revealed in a report on the first day of Trump’s presidency, The Washington Post reported.
In the report, Justice Samuel Alito Jr. said he had been inspired by Supreme Chief Justice John Roberts, who has been critical of Trump.
In a 2016 interview with Fox News, Roberts said, “I just want you to know, I’m the only one of the four of us on this court who doesn’t want Donald Trump to be president.”
The Supreme court is currently considering the constitution of the Trump administration’s executive order restricting immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries, according the newspaper.