Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has served with distinction since being nominated by then-President George H.W. Bush in 1991. At nearly 71-years-old, DC has been abuzz about his future plans and now we have proof.
Despite the rumors that Thomas is going to retire this summer, he continues to maintain a rigorous schedule and is showing no signs of slowing down. This month, he will be giving the keynote address at a special ceremony at Mercer Law School.
Mercer is located in Macon, Georgia, a city approximately 80 miles southeast of Atlanta. Justice Thomas will be there to help dedicate the first-floor courtroom after Griffin B. Bell and Frank C. Jones, two alumni of the law school.
Thomas replaced Justice Thurgood Marshall and has been a reliable conservative jurist ever since, following a strict interpretation of the Constitution called “textualism” that focuses on capturing the document’s original meaning and intent.
Unsurprisingly, liberals have maligned him all throughout his career and he barely escaped his own confirmation. His perseverance through a politically-motivated scandal that nearly derailed his nomination is not unlike the recent circus act of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s hearings before the Senate.
But the truth eventually won out, and just like Kavanaugh last year, Thomas beat back the liberal mob in 1991 and would eventually become the most senior associate justice of the Supreme Court. He doesn’t appear to be leaving his seat any time soon.
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