Clarence Thomas said that the “Roe v. Wade” leak by the Supreme Court meant that “trust” in SCOTUS was lost forever

On Friday, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said the recently leaked draft Supreme Court majority opinion designating the nation’s highest court is likely to be overturned Roe v. calf has caused irreparable damage to the court.

The New York Times reported that Thomas said, speaking at a conference sponsored by several Texas conservative and libertarian groups, “What happened in court is tremendously bad. I wonder how long we will have these institutions at the rate we are undermining them.”

The event was sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute, the Manhattan Institute and the Hoover Institute. The conference was intended to “reexamine the problems of social, racial, and economic inequality in America.”

The leaked expert opinion suggests the court is likely to topple Roe v. calf, the controversial 1973 court case that established the constitutional right to abortion. Thomas said leaking the drafts was “like a kind of infidelity.”

“Look where we are, where that trust or belief is gone forever,” Thomas said. “And when you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I am in, the institution changes fundamentally. You start looking over your shoulder.”

Thomas pointed out that there is significantly less trust within the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts than under the previous Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

“This is not the judgment of [the Rehnquist] Epoch. We actually trusted each other. We might have been a dysfunctional family, but we were family.”

Thomas said the left had adopted tactics that conservatives just wouldn’t do.

He said: “They would never visit the homes of Supreme Court Justices unless things were going as we wished. We didn’t have any temptations. It is our duty to always act appropriately and not to retaliate.”

The Supreme Court Justice pointed out that the left employs similarly outlandish tactics during the confirmation process.

“You will not see the total destruction of a single candidate. You also won’t see people going into other people’s homes, attacking them at dinner in a restaurant, and throwing things at them.”

Thomas is the senior member of the current court and a bitter opponent Roe v. Calf.

During his presentation at Friday’s conference, Thomas indicated that he believed opposition to his 1991 Supreme Court nomination “came from the people who were trying to keep me out of court on abortion.” Clarence Thomas said that the “Roe v. Wade” leak by the Supreme Court meant that “trust” in SCOTUS was lost forever

Laura Coffey

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