Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks out about the opinion leak, saying that the nation’s high court cannot let the public opinion involved in Roe change their mind about the law.
According to a report by Breitbart News Thomas told a gathering on Thursday regarding Roe v. Wade saying that they cannot let themselves be bullied and that the demonstrations only further demonstrate how important that resolve is:
“We can’t be an institution that can be bullied into giving you the outcomes you want,” Thomas said. “The events from earlier this week are a symptom of that.”
The longest sitting Supreme Court justice was speaking to the judicial conference Eleventh Circuit when he made his remarks.
“Each federal appellate circuit is under the supervision of one of the nine Supreme Court justices. A Georgia native, Thomas is circuit justice over that court, which has jurisdiction over Georgia, Alabama, and Florida,” Breitbart News reported.
However, the key issue that was not addressed by those at the event was that the draft, if it ends up being the final and majority opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson case would overturn the federal abortion rights and allow the issue of abortion to be returned to voters at a state level.
“Militant leftists have been pressuring conservative justices to switch their votes to retain Roe, in which the Supreme Court in 1973 invented a right to abortion that was not found in the text, structure, or 180-year history of the Constitution,” Breitbart News reported.
Chief Justice John Roberts also spoke to the issue of the leak at the conference, calling the leak “absolutely appalling.”