Clarence Thomas sat on the Supreme Court for 30 years.
Thomas has been waiting for this moment.
And now Clarence Thomas dropped one big hint that will make Democrats lose their minds.
The 2021-2022 Supreme Court term will feature some of the biggest cases in years.
Justices will hear arguments on ending affirmative action, extending the Second Amendment right to carry a firearm outside the home, and the most direct challenge to Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey in a generation.
Put in that context, remarks by Clarence Thomas at the University of Notre Dame take on an entirely new meaning.
In the speech, Justice Thomas ripped the media for claiming Supreme Court judges are partisan actors that follow the whims of their political party as opposed to the law.
Thomas specifically mentioned abortion as one case.
“I think the media makes it sound as though you are just always going right to your personal preference,” he said to a crowd at the University of Notre Dame. “So if they think you are anti-abortion or something personally, they think that’s the way you always will come out. They think you’re for this or for that. They think you become like a politician.”
Thomas added that there were times when how he ended up voting on a case conflicted with his political beliefs.
“You do your job and you go cry alone,” Thomas added.
Thomas’ remarks echoed those made by Justice Amy Coney Barrett at the University of Louisville.
“My goal today is to convince you that this court is not comprised of a bunch of partisan hacks,” Barrett stated. “Judicial philosophies are not the same as political parties.”
Barrett agreed with Thomas that Supreme Court justices did not make decisions based on results-oriented outcomes.
“The media, along with hot takes on Twitter, report the results and decisions. … That makes the decision seem results-oriented,” Barrett continued. “It leaves the reader to judge whether the court was right or wrong, based on whether she liked the results of the decision.”
In isolation, these comments suggest that Justices Barrett and Thomas were just defending the Supreme Court from Democrats’ demands to pack the Supreme Court.
But taken in the context of the upcoming Supreme Court term they take on a different meaning.
Liberals expect to come out on the losing end of the abortion, Second Amendment, and affirmative action cases.
Thomas and Barrett both made public remarks about cases where they vote to upset conservatives showing that they follow the law as opposed to their political preferences.
And that could mean they are preemptively responding to liberal critics that the upcoming cases resulting in decisions that limit abortion, expand the Second Amendment and eliminate affirmative action were political and results-oriented decisions.
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