“And his independence is unshakable, deeply rooted seven decades ago as that young child who walked through the door of his grandparents’ house for a life forever changed”
Democrats have been attacking Justice Thomas and the Supreme Court for weeks now. This is a great response.
FOX News reports:
Over 100 former clerks of Justice Thomas sign open letter defending his integrity, independence
Over 100 former clerks of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote an open letter defending him after recent news articles accused him of bending court ethics, saying that his “integrity is unimpeachable” and “his independence is unshakable.”
“As his law clerks, we offer this response. Different paths led us to our year with Justice Thomas, and we have followed different paths since. But along the way, we all saw with our own eyes the same thing: His integrity is unimpeachable,” the letter reads.
“And his independence is unshakable, deeply rooted seven decades ago as that young child who walked through the door of his grandparents’ house for a life forever changed,” they wrote.
The 112 signatories on the letter include current solicitors general, general counsels, partners at litigation firms and law professors. Three circuit court judges also signed the letter: David Stras on the 8th Circuit, Jim Ho of the 5th Circuit, and Allison Rushing, 4th Circuit.
The lawyers described Justice Thomas’ upbringing, having “descended from West African slaves and born to a young mother, not more than 20, in segregated Georgia.”
“His father left. And a fire took all he had and the shack where he lived,” they described.
The clerks wrote how Thomas as a child later packed all his belongings in “a half-filled paper grocery bag” to live with his grandparents, who enrolled him in a segregated Catholic school run by Irish nuns.
The recent attacks on Justice Thomas’s character are baseless smears that are part of a coordinated campaign to destroy the Supreme Court.
I am proud to join more than 100 of his former clerks in speaking to his unimpeachable integrity and unshakable independence.
— Carrie Severino (@JCNSeverino) August 29, 2023
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