Justice Thomas Turns Heads šŸ¤”

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Gamble v. United States

On Monday, Justice Clarence Thomas issued his concurring opinion on Gamble v. United States that turned some heads. Justice Thomasā€™ opinion called for overturning ā€œdemonstrably erroneous decisionsā€ even those sustained for decades.

Attack on precedent

Justice Thomasā€™ opinion had many pro-choice and pro-life advocates interested as many believe the implications of his comments open the door to revisit Roe v. Wade. Thomas issued an opinion a month ago that had similar undertones regarding Roe v. Wade.


LEANING RIGHT:

Fox News: Clarence Thomas calls for abandoning 'demonstrably erroneous' precedent, touching off Roe v. Wade speculation

National Review: Justice Thomas and Justice Ginsburg on p\overruling precedent

The right discusses Justice Thomasā€™ comments along with the facts surrounding it and its implications. They address Justice Thomasā€™ reasoning behind his comments, specifically his criticism of English common law, which is based on a precedent-focused principle. The right also addresses the implications of his comments, specifically pertaining to Roe v. Wade.

LEANING LEFT:

Esquire: The Supreme Court's Conservatives are laying landmines in the law

Think Progress: Justice Thomas just admitted he wants to burn down the very idea that courts should obey precedent

The left is extremely critical of Justice Thomas and his comments. They highlight controversial comments  heā€™s made in the past in order to frame their narrative (see: 1, 2). The left also insinuates that he might attack other landmark cases that set precedence such as Roe, Miranda, and Brown, taking America back to the ā€˜Gilded Age.ā€™


Where's the common ground?

The only common ground between the sides is linking Justice Thomasā€™ opinion to revisit Roe v. Wade.

Clarence, you old rascal

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