Lawmakers need to do something.
On Friday (May 13), speaking at an event held by the American Enterprise Institute, the Manhattan Institute, and the Hoover Institution in Dallas,” Justice Clarence Thomas explained that the Supreme Court is no longer the same following the leak of the Roe v. Wade draft opinion.
Thomas noted that before the leak “if someone said that one line of one opinion would be leaked by anyone … you would say, ‘Oh, that’s impossible. No one would ever do that.'”
He added that “there’s such a belief in the rule of law, belief in the court, a belief in what we were doing that, that was verboten. It was beyond anyone’s understanding, or at least anyone’s imagination, that someone would do that.”
Thomas then indicated that the trust among justices “is gone forever.”
“Look where we are, where now that trust or that belief is gone forever. And when you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I’m in, it changes the institution fundamentally,” Thomas said.
Thomas also called into question how long the institutions would remain, considering how they were being treated, saying, “I wonder how long we’re going to have these institutions at the rate we’re undermining them.”