Clarence Thomas was the only justice among his Supreme Court colleagues to cast a dissenting vote Monday in an unfair trial case involving a black man sentenced to death in 1987.
Timothy Tyrone Foster, the Georgia man at the center of the case, sought to have his death sentence overturned after it emerged that prosecutors conspired to ensure his case was heard by an all-white jury, according to the Associated Press.
In the 7-1 Foster v. Chatman ruling, Thomas insisted that petitioners had not proven a violation of Foster's constitutional right to a representative jury.
Black Twitter let Thomas have it after the decision was announced:
o is one of two people of color presiding over the high court, has for years rejected the notion that his race ethnic or background should color the way he int ts cases involving race and ci erpre vil rights.