Justice Thomas Crushed Liberal Dreams, CNN Loses It Over Latest Announcement
Supreme Court Justice Clarance Thomas addressed liberal protesters when he explained that the SCOTUS would not be bullied and that the Court intended to stay the course and overturn Roe V Wade. Obviously, this crushed many liberal's dreams but the one's making the most noise about his announcement were the nets.
Networks like CNN took to the screens to rile their viewers. Just look at legal analyst Preethi Bharara's fear-filled rant:
"Well, it's obviously an earthquake that we’re being told is about to happen. The other odd thing about this is it's a draft opinion. The Chief Justice John Roberts has emphasized it's not final. The Court has also emphasized that, you know, they will not be bullied. Sam Alito said that in the last day or two and so we can expect that that's going to be the decision, that's going to be a majority decision, although we don't know that quite for certain.
We had Justice Sam Alito saying and I'm sorry, we had Justice Clarence Thomas saying, in the last day, I think maybe even it was today, that people need to get used to accepting outcomes. And that's -- that's a good statement as far as it goes, if you are detached from history or you're speaking in a vacuum.
But when you have an outcome that people think is tainted in some way because there was cheating in some way, or bad faith in some way, or the methodology, or the arguments made in favor of the outcome are things that are unusual and perhaps even unprecedented in constitutional history, then people have a harder time dealing with the outcome. And maybe you'll put the quote up in a minute.
It's also especially ironic coming from Clarence Thomas when the outcome in the country, the political outcome in the country that has been most resisted with violence and by other means has been the election of 2020, which raised a lot of controversy, because Clarence Thomas's wife was in communication with people with respect to January 6 and has been a proponent of the big lie.
So, I think you’re correct to say as others have been saying, that there is going to be a reduction in the trust and faith and respect people have for the Court. It's been on the slide for a while now, I think approval of the Supreme Court some years ago is about 60 percent, now it's 40 percent and below, and it's going to get worse.
Because the other thing about outcomes, since Clarence Thomas was talking about it, is if you engage in an outcome that lays the foundation and opens a door for other bad outcomes, as you and Emily Bazelon were discussing a few minutes ago, that's also going to make people not want to abide by this particular outcome, the overruling of Roe v. Wade.
The basis of the reasoning in that opinion opens the door, and I know some people are having a debate about this intellectually and academically, but the door is opened if that opinion stands to the withdrawal and taking away of other rights. So, it's an easy thing to say in a speech that people should abide by outcomes, but it's not how it works and practice, particularly when it's gone this way."
Their antics are working. Reports have confirmed that pro-choice activists protested Saturday evening outside the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices Brett Kavanaugh and John Roberts, days after an unprecedented leak of a draft opinion revealed the country’s highest court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Reports also show that a pro-life HQ was firebombed in Wisconsin Sunday morning—Mother's day.