In a different judgment, Thomas claimed that the same justification might be applied to legislation that support homosexual marriage and contraception.
After it was revealed that Thomas’ wife had sought to help change the outcome of the 2020 election and keep President Donald Trump in office, Thomas became a special focus of demonstrators.
On Friday night, protesters in Washington, D.C., made plans to carpool together.
‘Enraged? Devastated? Angered to high heavens? Our Rights DC tweeted, “So are we.
Since a draft opinion was released last month, indicating that the court was poised to invalidate protections, tensions surrounding abortion have skyrocketed.
On June 8, a man was detained and charged with attempted murder outside the residence of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
President Joe Biden urged demonstrators to maintain peace as he denounced the court’s ruling on Friday.
Regardless of how strongly someone feels about this choice, he urged everyone to keep any demonstrations calm.
Nothing to intimidate. It is never okay to use violence.
Threatening or intimidating others is not speech. Whatever your justification, we must oppose violence in all its forms.
Earlier, the Supreme Court decided to ban abortions by a 6-3 majority.
According to the court’s judgment, “The Constitution does not grant a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the power to restrict abortion is restored to the people and their elected representatives.”
Outside the Supreme Court building, protesters rapidly gathered.
Thomas wrote a concurring opinion in which he stated that the justices should “reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including include Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell”—three cases that share some of Roe v. Wade’s philosophical underpinnings.
These decisions establish individuals’ rights to same-sex partnerships, marriage, and access to contraception.
But none of the other conservatives agreed with him.
When the draft ruling was leaked, Biden himself issued a warning about the threat it posed to other rights.
“A wide variety of rights are in doubt if the decision’s released justification is upheld.” At the time, he remarked, “A wide variety of rights.”
And that would be a significant change from what we’ve done if we let the states and communities make those judgments.
As details of Thomas’ wife’s involvement in the effort to overturn the 2020 election result have emerged, Democrats have repeatedly asked for him to resign from the court.
Emails between Ginni Thomas and John Eastman, who created a strategy for Vice President Mike Pence to block the certification of Biden’s victory in 2020, have purportedly been seized by the House January 6 committee.
It implies that Thomas had a bigger role in the election conspiracy than was previously thought.
It rendered her husband’s position untenable, according to Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ).
According to him, public trust in the nation’s top court is at an all-time low.
“The American people legitimately doubt the ability of right-leaning judges to render fair rulings on legal issues in our federal courts.
Clarence and Ginni Thomas took part in one of the worst trust breaches ever witnessed in our legal system, despite the fact that we have grown immune to horrible deeds committed by prominent individuals over the past few years.
He claimed that Justice Thomas was not a “neutral actor” but rather a “corrupt jurist.”
“Clarence Thomas should step down with dignity and the utmost respect for our democracy.”