Justice Thomas says he won’t ‘be bullied’ by abortion activists

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas just made it clear that he will not be bullied by the political left on the issue of abortion, the New York Post reports

This follows the recent leak of the draft of the Supreme Court’s decision in the case in which the justices are considering the legality of Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban.

Background

In that draft, which was written by Justice Samuel Alito, the court appears to overturn the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade.

Members of the left, in response, appear to have lost their minds. They even have plans to stage “protests” at the houses of the justices, including Thomas’, who signed the draft opinion.

Many have argued that the point of the leaked draft and the subsequent response by leftist abortion advocates is to intimidate the justices into changing their minds. Several members of the court, however, have indicated that they do not plan on letting that happen.

Won’t be “bullied”

Thomas tangentially touched upon the leak on Friday during a judicial conference that was held in Atlanta, Georgia.

“We are becoming addicted to wanting particular outcomes, not living with the outcomes we don’t like,” Thomas said. “We can’t be an institution that can be bullied into giving you just the outcomes you want. The events from earlier this week are a symptom of that.”

Thomas, at the conference, also expressed concern about the “different attitude of the young,” pointing to a lack of respect that they seem to have for institutions such as the Supreme Court.

“Just foolish”

Besides Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts also made it clear that the justices of the Supreme Court will not be bullied.

“A leak of this stature is absolutely appalling,” Roberts said. “If the person behind it thinks that it will affect our work, that’s just foolish.”

Roberts has begun an investigation into the leak. The investigation is being led by Col. Gail Curley, the current Marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Security measures have been put in place both at the Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. and at the homes of the justices.

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