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Clarence Thomas Whines ‘You Begin To Look Over Your Shoulder’ After Roe Leak



Clarence Thomas

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is lamenting that a draft decision overturning the right to abortion was leaked and now he has to “look over his shoulders” because everyone is under suspicion in the court.

“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 Friday, according to Politico. “It’s kind of like infidelity that you can explain it, but you can’t undo it,” he added.

“This is not the court of that era. I sat with Ruth Ginsburg for almost 30 years and she was actually an easy colleague to deal with. … We may have been a dysfunctional family, but we were a family,” Thomas said before complaining about women’s rights acvocates protesting at the homes of Supreme Court Justices.

“You would never visit Supreme Court justice[s’] houses when things didn’t go our way,” Thomas said. “We didn’t throw temper tantrums. … It is incumbent on us to always act appropriately and not to repay tit for tat.”

however, Thomas did not comment on the substance of the draft opinion written by his conservative colleague, Justice Samuel Alito on overturning the 49-year-old precedent guaranteeing a federal constitutional right to abortion.

Thomas’ comments came as torture memo author John Yoo interviewed him at the Old Parkland Conference on Friday.

Read more at Politico.