On Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a surprising, albeit welcome, statement regarding Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, chiefly by praising his longstanding dedication to the integrity of the highest court in the nation.
Despite the strong ideological differences between both justices, Sotomayor recognized the damage being done to the institution via an unprecedented leak, not to mention the constant threats to various Supreme Court justices in the wake of such a devastating breach of trust.
According to a report from the Epoch Times, upcoming Supreme Court cases are anticipated to be highly controversial in their rulings, considering that one pertains to the potential expansion of protections for the Second Amendment, while the other pertains to the infamous leak itself: the likely overturn of Roe v. Wade.
As a result of the leak, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has already faced literal death threats, as a 26-year-old wastrel from California claimed it was his life’s “purpose” to execute the justice.
Clearly recognizing the despicable direction the nation has turned, Sotomayor risked being “cancelled” by praising Clarence Thomas for exactly who he really is: “a man who cares deeply about the court as an institution.”
Sotomayor made these surprising remarks at the American Constitution Society, where she also noted that, in spite of their frequent disagreements from an ideological standpoint, they also share a “common understanding about people and kindness towards them.”
“[Justice Clarence Thomas] is the one justice in the building that literally knows every employee’s name, every one of them,” Sotomayor detailed, “and not only does he know their names, he remembers their families’ names and histories.”
She continued on to note that Thomas always demonstrates nothing short of graciousness in his dealings with virtually everyone, noting that he is always “the first one who will go up to someone when you’re walking with him and say, ‘Is your son OK? How’s your daughter doing in college?’”
Sotomayor, who was appointed by Obama, also noted that Thomas was the first justice who sent her flowers in Florida after her stepfather passed away.
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