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University That Employs Justice Thomas Shuts Down Students’ Attempt to Fire Him

The college at which Justice Clarence Thomas teaches law will not cave into a petition calling for his removal as an adjunct professor.

George Washington University on Tuesday said it will not boot Thomas, who last week concurred in the Supreme Court opinion that overturned the Roe v. Wade ruling, according to The Hill.

“Because we steadfastly support the robust exchange of ideas and deliberation and because debate is an essential part of our university’s academic and educational mission to train future leaders who are prepared to address the world’s most urgent problems, the university will neither terminate Justices Thomas’ employment nor cancel his class in response to his legal opinions,” the college said in a letter sent to students.

“Just as we affirm our commitment to academic freedom, we affirm the right of all members of our community to voice their opinions and contribute to the critical discussion that are foundational to our academic mission,” the letter said.

The letter did note that the opinions Thomas expressed do not represent those of the college.

The petition objected to Thomas’s concurrence and his comment within his concurring opinion that the court should revisit the 2015 ruling that legalized same-sex marriage, a 2003 ruling concerning anti-sodomy laws and a 1965 ruling concerning government regulation of contraception.

“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,” said the petition, which has gained more than 7,000 signatures.

“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,” the petition said.

Jonathan Turley, a legal scholar at George Washington University, said the college did the right thing.

“For many of us in teaching at various schools, these cancel campaigns have become a constant, looming threat,” he said, according to the Washington Examiner.

“The GW petition reflects a growing intolerance and orthodoxy that is sweeping across universities. It is gratifying to see GW standing firm on free speech and academic freedom. Yet the rising intolerance on America’s campuses will not be halted until faculty and students affirmatively fight for greater diversity of viewpoints and values,” he said.

Although Thomas did not issue any public comments about the student petition, he addressed the cancel culture in a March speech, according to the Desert News. Thomas said then that debate and disagreement, upon which democracy is based, are now considered wrong.

Thomas noted that colleges have evolved into places stocked with “people who actually seem quite full of themselves. Now it’s sort of this animus develops if you disagree.”

“If you can’t do it on a university campus, where do you learn civility? Where do you learn to disagree without being disagreeable?” he said.

“I’m afraid, particularly in this world of cancel culture attack, I don’t know where you’re going to learn to engage as we did when I grew up,” he said then, according to the Washington Examiner.

“If you don’t learn at that level in high school, in grammar school, in your neighborhood or in civic organizations, then how do you have it when you’re making decisions in government, in the legislature or in the courts?”

8 Comments
  • John says:

    Unfortunately these woke dope urine soak socialist disrespectful pieces of entitled scum doesn’t need to be shut down, they need to have the living shit beat out of them by people who are fed up with their damaging property attacking people 10 or more on one ,and all the other crap that the fascist communist New World Order law enforcement ,judges & corrupted government agencies are encouraging them to do, when Civil War breaks out compliments of the scumbag pedophile Democrat Party they will be lined up and shot in the streets like the worthless pieces of anti-American communist crap they are along with all the corrupted Gov pigs that encourage them & allow them to get away with this Behavior purposely to create chaos and fear cuz that’s what this Antichrist corrupted government lives on ,because they’re demonic pieces of worthless crap who cannot let people live free without trying to steal their wealth freedom and resources.

  • Phil Barberg says:

    Good to see the college hold its ground. The students are there to learn – not to dictate how the college is run. These kids will never survive in the real world work place. Closed minds cannot function in a dynamic society.. They refuse to learn and adapt.

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