Following the unexpected leak of the Supreme Court’s majority draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade earlier this month, the nation, which is sharply divided on abortion, turned to the Justices for looking for any indication of what their final decision might be.
The court has not provided the information many were hoping for but a few of the Conservative Justices have shared their concerns about what the lasting damage may be.
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas warned that the leak(s) could mark the end of the high court’s legitimacy.
Thomas was speaking at the Old Parkland Conference in Dallas where he was Friday’s keynote speaker. The conference describes itself as a place “to discuss alternative proven approaches to tackling the challenges facing Black Americans today,”
An appointee of President George H.W. Bush and one of the court’s staunchest conservatives, Justice Thomas suggested that the unprecedented public release of the draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade has prompted the justices and their aides to look at each other with suspicion. Read more