The Supreme Court is in crisis.
And it’s all because someone leaked one of the most important draft opinions in history.
Now, this Supreme Court justice just issued one chilling warning about the future of the Supreme Court.
The Left is on a mission to tear down America’s institutions.
That was the message Justice Clarence Thomas gave when he issued a dire warning about the future of the Supreme Court, after someone leaked a draft opinion his colleague, Justice Samuel Alito, wrote to overturn the Roe v Wade decision.
The court case concerning the constitutionality of Roe v Wade will ultimately be decided later this summer, with many observers predicting that the court will ultimately vote to overturn this nearly 50-year old ruling on the grounds that it goes too far in enshrining a constitutional right to take another human being’s life.
The draft opinion however does not outlaw abortion itself, but rather places the decisions related to legal regulation of abortion back into the hands of the states, where it lay before the original ruling in 1973.
But after someone leaked a draft of the opinion to the press, the Left went into full-outrage mode.
And now, Justice Clarence Thomas is worried that the Left’s reaction to this opinion, combined with the leaking of its in the first place, could spell the end of the Supreme Court.
The Daily Mail reports, “Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday compared the leak of fellow Justice’s Samuel Alito’s draft opinion, which would overturn abortion protections under Roe v Wade, to ‘infidelity.’
Thomas, 73, said at a conference that the leak would weaken the public’s trust in the Supreme Court as an institution, calling the unauthorized disclosure of deliberations ‘tremendously bad.’.”
This is the first time someone on the Supreme Court has spoken out about the impact the leaked opinion could have on the future of the court.
And Thomas pulled no punches in issuing his dire warning.
“I do think that what happened at the court is tremendously bad… I wonder how long we’re going to have these institutions at the rate we’re undermining them,” Thomas said.
It remains to be seen whether or not the Supreme Court will in-fact overturn Roe v Wade, but there is no doubt that the Left’s attacks on the court for political reasons are doing immense damage to one of America’s most important political institutions.
Fox News adds, “The high court’s secrecy has been an integral part of the judicial process, allowing justices to deliberate free of outside pressures, he added, noting the members of the court did not think such a leak could even occur.”
Thomas himself ended his warning with a prediction that the trust in the Supreme Court took centuries to develop, and could be wiped out within a few years or even months.
“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. It’s like kind of an infidelity that you can explain it, but you can’t undo it,” Thomas concluded.