Washington (AP) —Judge Clarence Thomas states that the Supreme Court has changed due to a shocking leak of a 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.
“When you lose that trust, it radically changes the institution, especially in the institution I belong to. You start looking over your shoulder. It’s a kind of unfaithfulness you can explain it to. It’s like, but you can’t undo it, “he said while talking at a Friday night meeting in Dallas.
The court stated that the draft did not represent the final position of the members of the court, and Judge John Roberts ordered an investigation into the leak...
“I couldn’t imagine anyone,” said Thomas, a candidate for President George HW Bush, before the opinion was leaked to Politico on May 2. Even the draft opinion line is pre-released and the entire draft running close to 100 pages is much less... 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.
If Thomas previously said that “if someone said one line of one opinion” would be leaked, the response would be: “Oh, that’s impossible. Nobody does that.”
“Now that trust and belief is forever lost,” Thomas said at the Old Parkland Conference.
Thomas also said at some point:
Thomas also mentioned communicating liberal protests at the homes of conservative judges in Maryland and Virginia. It followed the announcement of the draft opinion. Thomas argued that conservatives had never acted that way.
“When things went wrong, I never visited the house of the Supreme Court judge. We never threw a tempered tantrum. Always acted properly and paid off tat’s bounty. I think it’s our duty not to do it, “he said.
Protests from the Supreme Court and across the country are also expected on Saturday.
Thomas was speaking in front of the audience as part of a conversation with John YooCurrently a professor of Berkeley Law, he worked as a legal clerk at Thomas for a year 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 some questions from the audience. This includes questions from men asking about the friendship between liberal and conservative judges in court. And late conservative justice Antonin 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.”