Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was sworn in on October 23, 1991. Beginning in 1996, he would take a 10-year break from asking questions from the bench, until the first case before the Court following the death of Chief Justice Antonin Scalia, his ideological soul mate.
While still measured, Thomas has been known to take lawyers to the mat when he sees fit to do so. Wednesday morning’s oral arguments in the Mississippi abortion case — that threatens to weaken Roe v. Wade if not overturn it — provided Justice Thomas the perfect opportunity to do just that, with a round of tough questions for the “pro-choice” lawyers.
Here’s a perfect example.
Justice Thomas: Does a mother have a right to ingest drugs and harm a previable baby? Can the state bring child neglect charges against the mother?
Pro-abortion attorney Rikelman: That’s not what this case is about, but a woman has a right to make choices about her body.
Thomas later asked:
“Would you specifically tell me, specifically state what the right is, is it specifically abortion? Is it a liberty? Is it liberty? Is it autonomy? Is it privacy?”
Jack Posobiec, the senior editor at Human Events, weighed in on Thomas’s performance, as well.
Thomas is reeling them in now
He’s asking them to tell him where any of this is written in the Constitution
Abortion Beckys are flailing about
They know there is no textual basis for Roe v Wade
As Election Wizard saw it, there were two “incredible moments” during today’s oral arguments
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