During a lecture by the U.S. Supreme Court at the University of Notre Dame on Thursday (September 1) Justice Clarence Thomas “We have been warned against destroying our institutions because they do not give us what we want, when we want,” he said. The Washington Post Report
Thomas, a Conservative who has consistently voted right on most issues, said nation leaders should “not allow others to interfere in our institutions” when we do not get the results we want.
He also defended the high court which faced criticism for being more political than judicial.
“I think the media makes it sound like you’re always following your personal preferences. So if they think you’re anti-abortion or something in person, they think you’ll always come out. They think you are for this or that. They think you have become like a politician, “said Thomas.
His comments come against the backdrop of an urgent appeal to the recent Supreme Court of Texas law banning abortion eight weeks later.
Thomas has long opposed the right to abortion. He said the Landmark Row v. Wade lawsuit that legalized abortion was unconstitutional.
The 1973 Rowe v. Wade decision “created the right to abortion in full without the support of the text of the Constitution,” he said in his disagreement with a high court ruling that blocked a controversial Louisiana anti-abortion law.
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Over the years, Thomas has also supported the 1965 Right to Suffrage Act. To change the electoral law from the judiciary.
Most recently, Thomas appeared to support the former president Of Donald Trump False claims of voter fraud when he lost the 2020 presidential election. The trial has raised questions about the reliability of mail-in voting.