Justice Thomas says leaked Roe draft opinion shattered trust, undermined Supreme Court
Added 05-16-22 11:03:02am EST - “Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas recently compared the leak of a draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade to infidelity and said it was "tremendously bad."” - Washingtontimes.com
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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas recently compared the leak of a draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade to infidelity and said it was “tremendously bad.”
Justice Thomas, who is the most senior justice on the high court, also suggested during a conference with Black conservatives on Friday that it’s possibly another one of the justices — if not a liberal law clerk — had leaked the opinion, an unprecedented move.
“I wonder how long we’re going to have these institutions at the rate we’re undermining them, and then I wonder when they’re gone or destabilized what we will have as a country and I don’t think the prospects are good if we continue to lose them,” he said, according to Politico.
“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,” he said.
Justice Thomas, who was appointed to the high court by President George H.W. Bush in 1991, also said the atmosphere at the high court is more political.
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