The shocking leak of the Supreme Court’s draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade earlier this month could mark the end of the high court’s legitimacy, warns Justice Clarence Thomas.
“I wonder how long we’re going to have these institutions at the rate we’re undermining them, and then I wonder when they’re gone or destabilized what we will have as a country and I don’t think the prospects are good if we continue to lose them, warned the conservative justice while speaking at the Old Parkland Conference on Friday in Dallas.
“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,” he continued.
In the past, “if someone said that one line of one opinion” would be leaked, the expose would be disregarded by the public as illegitimate, Clarence argued.