On Friday, Justice Clarence Thomas suggested that the U.S. is undermining its institutions after the latest leak of the SCOTUS opinion draft which potentially overturns the controversial Roe V. Wade decision.
Justice Thomas was speaking at the Old Parkland Conference for black conservatives in Dallas, Texas. Where he remarked, “I do think that what happened at the court is tremendously bad. 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.”
The SCOTUS Justice says that leaks like these have made the Justices suspicious of their own staff and SCOTUS clerks around them.
“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,” Justice Thomas said. “It’s kind of like infidelity that you can explain it, but you can’t undo it.” He added.
“If someone said that one line of one opinion would be leaked by anyone … you would say: ‘That’s impossible. No one would ever do that,’” he said. “That was verboten. It was beyond anyone’s understanding or at least anyone’s imagination.” He continued.
Justice Thomas thinks that the leak could be either from a law clerk or maybe from his fellow associate Justices.
“Anybody who would, for example, have an attitude to leak documents, that is your general attitude, that is your future on the bench.”
After this draft leaked, many leftist protestors created unlawfulness and chaos outside conservative justices’ personal residences, and even outside the SCOTUS building in D.C.
And every major democrat has supported this chaos and threats to sitting United States Justices’ families. With only a handful of exceptions, No major Democrat official has condoned this behavior.
Many reports are suggesting that this unprecedented and unconstitutional outrage may prompt the Supreme Court to release its Roe decision early, possibly even as early as Monday.
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