Clarence Thomas Bemoans ‘Tremendously Bad’ Leak Of Supreme Court Opinion Draft, Suggests U.S. ‘Undermining’ Its Institutions | Beaufort County Now | Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas suggested on Friday that the U.S. is “undermining” its institutions, citing the recent leak of a draft opinion regarding Roe v. Wade as an example.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Ashe Schow.

    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas suggested on Friday that the U.S. is "undermining" its institutions, citing the recent leak of a draft opinion regarding Roe v. Wade as an example.

    Thomas, 73, made the remarks during the Old Parkland Conference for black conservatives in Dallas, Texas, just two weeks after the draft opinion was leaked suggesting the Supreme Court is preparing to overturn Roe.

    "I do think that what happened at the court is tremendously bad," Thomas said, referring to the leaked draft. "I wonder how long we're going to have these institutions at the rate we're undermining them and then I wonder when they're gone or destabilized what we will have as a country and I don't think the prospects are good if we continue to lose them."

    Thomas said the unprecedented leak has made the justices suspicious of those around them, Politico reported.

    "When you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I'm in, it changes the institution fundamentally. You begin to look over your shoulder," Thomas said. "It's kind of like infidelity that you can explain it, but you can't undo it."

    Thomas, who was appointed by President George H.W. Bush and is the longest serving current justice, told the audience that until the draft opinion was leaked, no one would even fathom such a incident.

    "If someone said that one line of one opinion would be leaked by anyone ... you would say: 'That's impossible. No one would ever do that,'" he said. "That was verboten. It was beyond anyone's understanding or at least anyone's imagination."

    Thomas, according to Politico, seemed to suggest that the leak may have come from a law clerk or even another justice.

    "Anybody who would, for example, have an attitude to leak documents, that is your general attitude, that is your future on the bench," the justice said.

    The draft leak, in which Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito wrote that Roe "was egregiously wrong from the start," has sparked left-wing protests across the country, with claims that abortion would become illegal in the U.S. if Roe were overturned. In fact, overturning Roe would turn the issue of abortion back to individual states to make laws based on what the people want.

    Polling consistently shows that Americans largely disapprove of abortion beyond the first trimester, yet Democrats continue to refuse to put any limits on abortion, even up to the minute of birth.

    It appears, however, that left-wing messaging on abortion is failing, with the Pro-Choice Caucus providing new messaging materials to House Democrats, The Daily Wire previously reported.

    The new messaging suggests Democrats say "decision" instead of "choice," "unwanted pregnancy" instead of "unexpected pregnancy," and to refer to those who object to abortion as saying they are advocating for "refusal of care" or "denial of care.

    The outrage from the Left may have prompted the Supreme Court to release its Roe decision early, possibly even as early as Monday.

    The Daily Wire is one of America's fastest growing conservative media companies for breaking news, investigative reporting, sports, podcasts, in-depth analysis, books, and entertainment for a reason: because we believe in what we do. We believe in our country, in the value of truth and the freedom to speak it, and in the right to challenge tyranny wherever we see it. Believe the same? Become a member now and join our mission.
Go Back


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Have you heard the latest? Uncle Joe is attempting to appropriate billions of dollars to a program designed to mandate that CRT is taught across the nation in OUR public schools.
Saule Omarova, Democrat President Joe Biden’s nominee for comptroller of the currency, has withdrawn her name from consideration for the position after facing increasing opposition to nomination over allegations that she was a Marxist.
The Federal Reserve announced an increase in interest rates Wednesday afternoon, boosting the cost of borrowing money by 0.75%, the largest increase in a single meeting in nearly 30 years.
Clarence Thomas tells us what we need to be working toward
Politicians in Washington are growing increasingly nervous, as the CDC has announced they have discovered the first case of Lizardpox on American shores.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Sunday that suspending gas taxes is “certainly worth considering” amid rising energy prices.


Australia reportedly will not send officials to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China, in response to the communist nation’s genocide against religious minorities.
To what extent can a selective educational institution advantage certain racial groups in admissions decisions without discriminating against other groups simultaneously?
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Sunday blamed global factors for Americans’ spiraling purchasing power and declared a recession is “not at all inevitable,” despite a growing consensus the U.S. could soon find out one is already underway.
With the price of food skyrocketing and the value of Bitcoin plummeting, McDonald's restaurants across the world have rolled out a new value menu in which all items cost only 1 Bitcoin.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) slammed President Joe Biden during a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday over the unfolding crisis in Ukraine. Tens of thousands of Russian soldiers have been amassing near its border in what experts warn might be a prelude to an invasion.
The North Carolina State Health Plan and the National Academy for State Health Policy Find that North Carolina's Dominant Hospital Systems Recorded Billions of Dollars in Profits After Taking Taxpayer-Funded COVID Relief


Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) got some unexpected praise late this week from media personality Bill Maher, who insisted that DeSantis would be better than former President Donald Trump.


Back to Top