Clarence Thomas Is Preparing To Overturn More Landmark Rulings

( On October 3, 2022, the next term of the U.S. Supreme Court will begin, and Clarence Thomas will likely be one of the court’s most influential justices.

Although Thomas no longer participates in oral arguments, his voluminous written judgments, which represent a complex blend of self-help, racial pride, and the original intent of America’s Founding Fathers, nonetheless effectively communicate his substantive views.

However, Thomas is the longest-serving sitting justice and is on track to achieve the longest court tenure with his close to 31 years of service.

When President George H.W. Bush nominated Thomas in 1991, the pioneering poet and cultural commentator June Jordan noted that people “focused upon who the candidate was rather than what he had done and will do.”

“As a political theory and Black politics expert, I argue that we haven’t taken note of this vital insight,” she said.

Clarence Thomas has developed a unique judicial philosophy, worldview, and understanding of his place in it.

His perspective has been influenced by Black nationalism, capitalism, conservatism, originalism, and his own interpretations of the law, according to what can be inferred from his own publications and speeches.

Thomas’ opinions and judgments have drawn a lot of criticism since his confirmation.

But the top court’s jurisprudence now centers on his interpretations of the law.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has called for a review of the court’s decisions on abortion, sodomy, and same-sex marriage. In his autobiography and lectures, Thomas describes himself as a self-made man. He has resisted efforts to address historical racial prejudice, even though he has benefited from affirmative action programs and his skin tone was a factor in his Supreme Court nomination.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ understanding of the law is based on the originalism theory, which holds that the U.S. Constitution is not living but relatively unchanging.

The decisions made by Thomas expose a larger ultraconservative agenda to undo advances made by excluded people during the 1960s.