Monday, June 27, 2022

America's Sad Day

Justice Thomas: SCOTUS ‘should reconsider’ contraception, same-sex marriage rulings

Democrats warned that the court would seek to undo other constitutional rights if it overturned Roe v. Wade, as it did on Friday.

Anita Hill testifying in 1991

MY Notes: In October 1991, then Appeals Court Judge Thomas, was put through very contentious nomination proceedings. Toward the end a credible Anita Hill lodged sexual harassment allegations against Thomas.  Before an all male Senate Judiciary Committee, the preceding got ugly. Ultimately he was  confirmed to the SCOTUS. I believe that the abortion decision and his further threats to American rights are Thomas' "angry man F-You" moment. Point of reference; then Senator Joe Biden was the chair of the Judiciary Committee at that time.   

Today, a 61% majority of U.S. adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 37% think abortion should be illegal in all or most cases. Pew Research Center survey.

America, as we know it, is being changed by a dangerous and a radical conservative minori
ty.  VOTE! 


Justice Clarence Thomas argued in a concurring opinion released on Friday that the Supreme Court “should reconsider” its past rulings codifying rights to contraception access, same-sex relationships and same-sex marriage.  

The sweeping suggestion from the current court’s longest-serving justice came in the concurring opinion he authored in response to the court’s ruling revoking the constitutional right to abortion, also released on Friday.

In his concurring opinion, Thomas — an appointee of President George H.W. Bush — wrote that the justices “should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell” — referring to three cases having to do with Americans’ fundamental privacy, due process and equal protection rights.

[Interesting how he seemed to ignore "Loving v. Virginia 1967", in which the Court ruled that laws banning interracial marriage violate the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.]

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, f
ormer federal prosecutor, on Roe v. Wade:

Never before have they taken away a right. 

The court’s liberal wing — Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan — echoed those concerns in a dissenting opinion released on Friday, writing that “no one should be confident that this majority is done with its work.”

“The first problem with the majority’s account comes from [Thomas’] concurrence — which makes clear he is not with the program,” Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan wrote, adding: “At least one Justice is planning to use the ticket of today’s decision again and again and again.”


  1. Welcome to the fascist new Orwellian nation straight out of Margaret Atwood’s pages. Not my America. Went to bed on Thursday a free woman woke up Saturday without freedom or equality. My body is mine by my uterus is owned by the State.

    1. Thank you for the comment - a poignant reminder of our future reality...