In his concurring opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas argued that the Supreme Court ought to review decisions that have political ramifications after Roe was overturned.
According to Thomas, “in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell.”
“Because any substantive due process decision is ‘demonstrably erroneous,’ […] we have a duty to ‘correct the error’ established in those precedents,” he insisted.
He proposed that the Supreme Court’s rulings on gay marriage and contraception be reviewed.
According to Thomas, a Roe reversal would offer a framework for reconsidering years’ worth of judgments that he argues were “demonstrably erroneous.”
After Roe was reversed, racist leftists began to target Thomas because of his beliefs and voting record as well as the fact that his wife, Ginni, is heavily involved in conservative politics.
Fox News announced on Wednesday afternoon that Thomas would no longer be sharing teaching duties for the Constitutional Law Seminar at George Washington University Law School. Gregory Maggs will still instruct the seminar in the fall semester despite the new information. The information was also confirmed by a university representative. Since 2011, Thomas has shared teaching duties for the course.
“Justice Thomas has informed me that he is unavailable to co-teach the seminar this fall.” In addition, he wrote, “I am very sorry. The seminar has not been canceled but I will now be the sole instructor. For those of you still interested in taking the course, I assure you that we will make the best of the new situation.”, Maggs stated in part in an email.
It is believed to be connected to a petition that university students signed calling for his dismissal after he voted to overturn Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson.
Justice Clarence Thomas was just cancelled from his own George Washington University Law School class.
The left is filled with racism.
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) July 27, 2022
Justice Clarence Thomas will no longer be teaching his class at George Washington University Law School after snowflake students complained.
The esteemed Supreme Court Justice has been lecturing at GWU for over a decade.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) July 27, 2022
The GW Hatchet, which also reported the news, has further information regarding the petition. More than 11,000 community people signed a petition calling for Thomas’ dismissal from GW, but administrators chose to keep him in his position despite the fact that he voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. Thomas’ resignation from the course came after that. The petition’s failure to collect the required 15,000 signatures was not mentioned in the report.
The petition claimed that the justice is endangering the lives of thousands of college students nationwide, using the words “people with wombs,” and referred to him wrongly as “Judge Thomas.”
They even claimed to promote “academic freedom” in a letter signed by supposed student leaders, however this is untrue:
Fifty student leaders penned an open letter last month calling on GW to remove Thomas from teaching after the reversal of Roe v. Wade. Thomas wrote a concurring opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the case that overturned Roe v. Wade, also calling on the Court to reconsider rulings that protect contraception, same-sex relationships and same-sex marriage.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“Academic freedom means to learn freely and fairly – absent of discrimination,” the letter reads.
According to Townhall “the student newspaper also left out a particularly sensationalized claim from these “leaders,” which was that Thomas stated “that it should be legal to strip his queer students of not only their expression but to allow their existence to be criminalized.””