Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claimed during a Tuesday interview that Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is filled with “resentment,” “grievance” and “anger.”
“I went to law school with him. He’s been a person of grievance as long as I’ve known him,” Clinton told CBS’s Gayle King about Thomas. The two graduated from Yale Law School, Clinton in 1973 and Thomas in 1974, although neither has previously discussed their early interactions.
In his concurring opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Thomas called on the Supreme Court to reject the doctrine of substantive due process, which the Court has used in rulings overturning bans on homosexual conduct, the purchase of contraceptives and same-sex marriage. No other justice joined his opinion, and Associate Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Brett Kavanaugh pushed back on his arguments in their opinions.
Clinton claimed that those rulings are still in danger because Thomas was laying the groundwork to overturn them.
“He may be on his own, but he’s signaling, as he often did,” she argued. “And he has signaled in the past, to lower courts, to state legi… (Read more)