Judge Thomas denounces the cancellation of the culture at an SLC event

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas hosted 500 people on March 11 in Utah at an event hosted by former Republican U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch’s foundation to express his multiple concerns about the tribunal.

According to ABC News, Thomas examined the long-term consequences that trends such as “cancellation culture” can have on civil debate at an upscale Salt Lake City hotel. Being the most senior member of Justice, he revealed that he often worries about these matters.

“You can talk cavalierly about packing or stacking the pitch. You can talk cavalierly about doing this or doing that. At some point, the institution is going to be compromised,” ABC News quoted Thomas as saying.

“By doing this, you continue to undermine the respect for institutions that the next generation will need if they want to have a civil society,” he continued.

Rulings expected to take place this year will establish new laws on controversial issues such as abortion, guns and voting rights.

As ABC News reported, as the court has continued to lean more and more conservative since additional appointments were made by President Donald Trump, leftists have begun to call for the court to expand. Additionally, Democrats in Congress have introduced legislation in 2021 to add four justices to the bench, while President Biden has ordered a study on expanding the court.

“I’m afraid, especially in this world of attacks on cancel culture, I don’t know where you’re going to learn to engage like we did when I was growing up,” ABC News quoted Thomas. in SLC, who grew up in Georgia during segregation. “If you don’t learn that level in high school, high school, in your neighborhood, or in civic organizations, then how do you get it (knowledge) when you make decisions in government, in the legislature, or before courts ?

Thomas continued to criticize the media for magnifying false impressions of public figures, including himself.

The court member recalled his confirmation process that took place in 1991, according to ABC News, calling the experience both humiliating and embarrassing. During these congressional hearings, Thomas came under scrutiny regarding allegations of sexual harassment by former employee Anita Hill. Thomas called the grilling session a “high-tech lynching”.

As reported by ABC News, Thomas shared how he considers civility one of his highest values.

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