A conference is a meeting held before a supreme to review the validity of moving the complaint forward towards a challenge before the court.
It appears the case was first submitted to Justice Souter, who denied the request.This challenge will not go anywhere, but it shows you how crazy Thomas is.
When resubmitted to Justice Thomas, one of the Justices who helped decide the 2000 election, the petition was accepted.
The hearing will be on December 5th.
Here's some of his other views from Wikipedia.
Racial issuesMore from All Spin Zone here and from the whack job Berg here.
Thomas believes that the Constitution forbids any consideration of race. He believes the Equal Protection Clause disallows any kind of race-based affirmative action or preferential treatment. He has said directly that any use of race in college or law school admissions is always violative of the Constitution.
Thomas has advocated the reversal of Roe v. Wade. He joined the dissenting opinion of Justice Antonin Scalia in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which said "... the longstanding traditions of American society have permitted abortion to be legally proscribed.