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As reproductive-rights protests proceed after a leaked draft Supreme Court docket opinion that may overturn Roe v. Wade, Justice Clarence Thomas says the court docket cannot be “bullied” into making a choice that some would favor.
“We won’t be an establishment that may be bullied into supplying you with simply the outcomes you need,” Thomas instructed a gaggle largely comprised of attorneys and judges Friday on the eleventh Circuit Judicial Convention in Atlanta, NBC News reported. “The occasions from earlier this week are a symptom of that.”
“We have gotten hooked on wanting specific outcomes, not residing with the outcomes we do not like,” Thomas stated.
Thomas, one of many extra conservative justices on the bench, made some references to protests in opposition to the leaked draft opinion.
A day earlier on the identical convention, Chief Justice John Roberts known as the leak “completely appalling.” Earlier this week, the court docket confirmed the authenticity of the draft printed by Politico and Roberts ordered an investigation of the leak.
In an announcement issued by the court docket on Tuesday, Roberts stated: “To the extent this betrayal of the confidences of the Court docket was meant to undermine the integrity of our operations, it is not going to succeed. The work of the Court docket is not going to be affected in any approach.”
The court docket assertion stated the leaked draft opinion would not characterize the court docket’s last place.