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Clarence Thomas Whines That His Power Would be Diluted if More Judges Were Added to SCOTUS

Clarence Thomas Whines That His Power Would be Diluted if More Judges Were Added to SCOTUS

Since assuming office in 1991, Clarence Thomas has been one of the most partisan judges on the Supreme Court. In addition, his wife Ginni is an outspoken conservative activist. Despite this, the judge recently spoke of wanting to prevent the court from becoming more politicized. During a recent event hosted by Orrin Hatch’s foundation, Thomas discussed cancel culture and the possibility of court-packing.

WASHINGTON – APRIL 12: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas appears before a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee April 12, 2005 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Thomas and fellow Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy appeared before the committee to discuss the Supreme Court’s 2006 budget requests. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The judge told the audience members, “You can cavalierly talk about packing or stacking the court. You can cavalierly talk about doing this or doing that. At some point, the institution is going to be compromised. By doing this, you continue to chip away at the respect of the institutions that the next generation is going to need if they’re going to have a civil society.”

Thomas then hit on the Conservative obsession of cancel culture. He continued:

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“I’m afraid, particularly in this world of cancel culture attack, I don’t know where you’re going to learn to engage as we did when I grew up. If you don’t learn at that level in high school, in grammar school, in your neighborhood, or in civic organizations, then how do you have it when you’re making decisions in government, in the legislature, or in the courts?”

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