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Today’s blacklisted American: Supreme Court Justice Thomas forced to quit as lecturer at GWU

Clarence Thomas: Banned at amazon
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: driven out
as a lecturer at George Washington University

Blacklists are back and our future law students love ’em: Faced with a petition signed by 11,000 individuals demanding he be fired, Supreme Court Justice Thomas has resigned as a lecturer at George Washington University (GWU).

Thomas has been a lecturer at the school since 2011, but has now been removed as faculty from its website. His decision not to return to teaching comes in the wake of protests against conservative supreme court judges following the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June 2022.

The school was hit by a petition calling for the removal of Thomas, with more than 11,000 signatories. But George Washington University is home to just 1,600 students, and bosses there defended Thomas, insisting he was entitled to his views. [emphasis mine]

The highlighted words illustrate something significant: The bulk of the petition’s signers were not from George Washington University. However, though the school had apparently supported Thomas during this affair, we do not know how many of its 1,600 students signed the petition. What we do know is that there did not seem to be much public support for him from those students.

It is hard to fathom any law student not wanting to meet in person and hear the legal opinions of a Supreme Court justice, no matter where he or she stands on the political spectrum. To try to block such lectures reveals a shocking close-mindedness and hostility to rational thought. The language of the petition illustrates this, filled with false statements, ad hominen attacks, and complete intolerance of other points of view:

With the recent Supreme Court decision that has stripped the right to bodily autonomy of people with wombs, and with his explicit intention to further strip the rights of queer people and remove the ability for people to practice safe sex without fear of pregnancy, it is evident that the employment of Clarence Thomas at George Washington University is completely unacceptable. While also factoring in his wife’s part in the attempted coup in January of 2021, Judge Thomas is actively making life unsafe for thousands of students on our campus (not to mention thousands of campuses across the country). Make your voice heard and help us kick Clarence Thomas out of Foggy Bottom. [emphasis mine]

[Note: the petition now shows zero signatures, but a screen capture at the link from July 28th showed more than 11,000 signatures.]

The highlighted words exemplify perfectly this petition’s intellectual bankruptcy. So far the only lives who have been made unsafe have been conservatives, with leftist protesters nationwide firebombing their offices and threatening them with violent protests and assassination. Thomas’s support in turn of the recent ruling of the Supreme Court overthrowing Roe v. Wade has made no one’s life unsafe, as it merely required that the political decisions of the nation be decided by elected officials, not unelected judges.

Thus, this petition once again follows the left’s mantra that must be accepted without question: “Your speech is violence, my violence is speech.”

It has been Thomas’s history to strongly defy such thinking. He probably decided that if the law students at GWU didn’t have the courage to stand up to this kind of ignorant bullying, he didn’t need to waste his time trying to teach them. He also probably anticipated unruly mob protests during his lectures and decided the risks were too great, especially because of the increasing unchecked violence by the left.

It seems to me that if I was a sitting judge I would think twice about hiring any GWU law students as clerks. It appears these students aren’t really interested in learning or defending the law properly.

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  • Andi

    Sounds racist to me.

  • Cotour

    Its funny, I believe that the Supreme Court decision specifically stated that this Roe V Wade decision had nothing to do with either same sex marriage nor contraception and specifically excluded them from being levered related to it.

    And Justice Thomas’s wife just like Trump is not allowed to have a political opinion or concern nor are they allowed to communicate with anyone about those political opinions or concerns.

    These young politically correct “Woke” / “Progressive” unidimensional adults are in many ways children and live in a fantastical reality to everyone’s detriment.

    Real reality does not care one wit for yourself delusion though and in time there will be severe prices to be paid.

  • Alex Andrite

    “It seems to me that if I was a sitting judge I would think twice about hiring any GWU law students as clerks. It appears these students aren’t really interested in learning or defending the law properly.”

    They will be hired, in time, throughout our States and Nation, throughout the world. Clerks and others, science, scholars, poor man and free.
    They will be without reason, without critical thinking skills, anarchists, power to the people, kill the man.
    Destroy, on and on and on.
    Without Hope.

    Only for a short time.

  • Mike-SMO

    I agree with AA that GWU students have shown themselves to be unfit to serve in any position that involves critical thought. They seem fit only for superficialities. I will remember.

  • Foo

    GWU withdraw invite?
    Lede doesnt say and Article unclear…

  • scf

    This is why it is so important to fight back.

  • Micha Elyi

    I don’t hire any GWU grads. Nix on Georgetown grads too. And no Ivy grads either, that includes Donald Trump and his feminist kid Ivanka.

  • ChicagoPatentLiar

    Bob, I’m a fan but you materially goofed on the George Washington University’s student population number. GW has more than 25,000 students and not the 1,600 stated. Not an alumnus.

  • Some Guy

    What a pack of snotty, ungrateful little assholes. Not a one of the children who signed that petition is fit to practice law.

  • Das

    The vast majority of law school graduates are not morally or intellectually equipped to be lawyers, thanks to our insane law schools.

    As far back as the early-to-mid 90’s there were BigLaw firms all over the country that would allow 2L summer interns to dictate whether they would work for certain “unpopular” clients – like Chevron or Big Tobacco.

    To decline a client based on political considerations is a prima-facie violation of your role in the legal system. And for firms to cater to that mindset is equally reprehensible.

  • Cotour

    “The vast majority of law school graduates are not morally or intellectually equipped to be lawyers, thanks to our insane law schools.”

    Much of the young, Liberal now Leftist “Progressives” have been indoctrinated to think in terms of their intellectualized reality where they and their subjective perspective can “Morally” justify ANYTHING in order that their perspective prevail because they are more intelligent, educated and superior. (They are elite and divorced from reality and America)

    And that is the definition of a Banana Republic and Kangaroo Court society.

    Socialist / Marxist / Communist society in other words. This is their brave new shiny world where everyone is “equal”, and everyone is
    equally successful. A perversion of reality and an authoritarian perversion of American political power.

  • ChicagPatientLiar: The 1,600 number refers to the law school, not the whole university.

  • Some Guy: I essentially agree with you, but note the rules for commenting here. Obscenities and insults are not allowed, and you are pushing the limits. Be warned.

  • buddhaha

    The signatories should be archived somewhere. Any employer with any sense will check this list ( as in,”I have a little list…” :-) )

  • Cotour

    And here is a prime example of this intellectualized kind of law and justice promoted, taught and allowed in these universities:

    Merrick Garland (D) possibly the weakest and most partisan political operative right behind Eric Holder (D), Obama’s (D) “Wing man”.

    This is all a part of the radical Lefts “Fundamental restructuring of America”.

  • BLSinSC

    The left is perfectly fine with all sorts of banning, censoring, discriminating, and prejudicing as long as it is THEY who are doing it to OTHERS. SO, let’s not get mad about this – let’s get EVEN! The next R Congress and President should just act like the DEMOcrats/rinos don’t exist and do what is RIGHT for Our Nation! This kind of discrimination should be on the list to eliminate – end ANY Federal funding for these ANTI-America institutions of ignorant repute!!

  • Star Bird

    Just look how they tried to use the Infamous Antiha Hill to smear him just look at all the nasty things they(Liberals)said about him all because he opposes racial preferences and upholds the 2nd Amendment shows us Liberals are the ones who are Intollerent

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