Deputy Judge Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court will speak at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC on October 21, 2021.
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Judge Clarence Thomas states that the Supreme Court has changed due to a shocking leak of the draft opinion earlier this month. This opinion suggests that the court is ready to overturn the abortion rights granted in the Roe v. Wade case nearly 50 years ago.
Conservative Thomas, who joined the court in 1991 and has long sought to overthrow the Roe v. Wade case, described the leak as an unthinkable breach of trust.
“Especially when I lose that trust in the institution I belong to, the institution changes radically. You start looking over your shoulder. It’s kind of unfaithful to explain it, but undo it. I can’t, “he said while speaking at a meeting in Dallas on Friday night.
The court stated that the draft did not represent the final position of the members of the court, and Judge John Roberts ordered the investigation of Leak.
Thomas, a candidate for President George HW Bush, said “no one can imagine” before Politico leaked his opinion on May 2. 100 pages. Politico also dismisses the Roe v. Wade case and the 1992 decision, planned parent-child relationship vs. Casey, with conservative judges Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, in addition to Thomas. In order to report that he voted with Samuel Alito, the author of the draft opinion. He confirmed that Law had granted the constitutional right to abortion.
Mr. Thomas had previously said that if “someone had leaked word for word,” he would have answered, “Oh, that’s impossible. Nobody would do that.”
“Now that trust and belief is forever lost,” Thomas said at the Old Parkland Conference, “to discuss alternative proven approaches to tackle the challenges facing black Americans today.” It is expressed as “meeting of.”
Thomas also said at one point, “I think what happened in court is very bad … how long will we have these institutions at a rate that is weakening them?” ..
Thomas also noted that following the publication of the draft opinion, he would convey a liberal protest at the homes of conservative judges in Maryland and Virginia. Thomas argued that conservatives had never acted that way.
“When things go wrong, you’ll never visit the house of a Supreme Court judge. We didn’t throw a tempered tantrum. We always act properly and don’t retaliate for tat. I think that’s our duty, “he said.
Protests from the Supreme Court and across the country are also expected on Saturday.
Thomas, who was speaking in front of the audience as part of a conversation with John Yoo, now a professor of Berkeley law, worked for Thomas for a year as a legal officer in the early 1990s.
Each judiciary usually has four legal counsel each year, and the current group of legal counsel is the focus of speculation as a possible cause of a draft opinion leak. They are one of the few groups along with judges and administrative staff with access to draft opinions.
Thomas also answered several questions from the audience, including a question from a man who asked about the friendship between a liberal judge and a conservative judge in court. Scalia. “How can we foster the same type of relationship within Congress and within the general public?” Asked the man.
“Well, I’m worried about leaving it in court right now,” Thomas replied. He went on to speak enthusiastically about his ex-colleague. “This is not the court of the time,” he said.
Despite his comments, Thomas looked fine — sometimes laughing heartily. Yu, known at some point, wrote the so-called “torture memo” that the George W. Bush administration used to justify using “extended cross-examination” techniques after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Thomas, who said he had taken a picture of the memo, took it during the meeting.
“Are you going to leak them?” Thomas laughed and asked.
Yu replied: “Well, I know where to go … Politico will publish whatever I give them now.”