While speaking with former Bush Deputy Assistant AG for the Office of Legal Counsel John Yoo at the Old Parkland Conference in Dallas, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas offered up a comment for members of the mainstream media who would like to see him resign: “I will absolutely leave the Court when I do my job as poorly as you do yours.”
Thomas also commented on the recent Roe v. Wade leak that put many conservative Justices in danger.
“What happened at the Court is tremendously bad,” Thomas said. “You can’t have a civil society–a free society–without a stable legal system,” he added.
“When you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I’m in, it changes the institution fundamentally. You begin to look over your shoulder. It’s like kind of an infidelity that you can explain it, but you can’t undo it,” Thomas said.
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Clarence Thomas makes dark prediction about the future of the Supreme Court
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According to AP News, “Thomas also touched in passing on the protests by liberals at conservative justices’ homes in Maryland and Virginia that followed the draft opinion’s release. Thomas argued that conservatives have never acted that way.”
“You would never visit Supreme Court justices’ houses when things didn’t go our way. We didn’t throw temper tantrums. I think it is … incumbent on us to always act appropriately and not to repay tit for tat,” he said.
Justice Clarence Thomas says that the Supreme Court has been changed by the shocking leak of a draft opinion earlier this month. That opinion suggests the court is poised to overturn the right to an abortion recognized in Roe v. Wade. https://t.co/GfWxdpigUF
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