Glad to see that Associate Justice to the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas, is in fine form.
In a rare interview given by Thomas to David Rubenstein, for the Supreme Court Historical Society it seems that the Justice with the longest tenure now on the court is in no mood to retire anytime soon.
According to the the New York Times…
In rare public remarks, Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday dismissed what he called “this rumor that I was retiring.”
“I have no idea where this stuff comes from,” he said.
Justice Thomas, 70, joined the court in 1991 and is now its longest-serving current member. Political scientists say he is the most conservative justice in the Supreme Court’s modern history.
He often writes concurring and dissenting opinions that are joined by no other justice. So far this term, he has called for the court to reconsider New York Times v. Sullivan, the landmark libel ruling, and argued that the fight for abortion rights shares roots with the eugenics movement.
With the current term of the Supreme Court coming to a close, lots of speculation has been on if Justice Thomas would step down and allow President Trump to pick a 3rd Supreme Court nominee before the Presidential election season heats up next year. From what Justice Thomas says here he is not going anywhere anytime soon.
Thomas who has been notorious since his confirmation of not asking questions during oral arguments and went 10 years without asking a single question, opens up a bit in this interview about his view of cameras in the court and should his fellow colleagues ask more questions during oral arguments.
His recent statements comparing the abortion rights movement to the eugenics movement is a debate that is long overdue in this country. With the slew of abortion-limiting laws that are currently passing in the states, one of these cases will end up in the Supreme Court and hopefully will be taken up instead of what the court recently did in the Indiana case.
Hopefully, we have Justice Thomas around for a while longer continuing to “cause stress” for a while longer.
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