Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is reportedly not pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision to defend the Constitution and overturn Roe v. Wade, which gives the decision to the states to decide on abortion rights.
Thomas went farther than the other conservative justices in his concurring opinion, urging the elimination of the idea of substantive due process and a reexamination of all substantive due process decisions made by this Court, such as Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell. The rights to privacy, autonomy in private relationships, and same-sex marriage were upheld in Griswold v. Connecticut, Lawrence v. Texas, and Obergefell v. Hodges, respectively.
Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot takes the stage and proclaims, "F*ck Clarence Thomas." pic.twitter.com/fLur8ussTi— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) June 27, 2022
But after that, he attacked the idea of substantive due process, saying, “As I have previously explained, substantive due process is an oxymoron that lacks any basis in the Constitution.”
“The notion that a constitutional provision that guarantees only ‘process’ before a person is deprived of life, liberty, or property could define the substance of those rights strains credulity for even the most casual user of words,” he cited himself from another case, McDonald v. Chicago.
Thomas continued by highlighting the hesitancy of the other conservative justices to address substantive due process, noting, “The Court today declines to disturb substantive due process jurisprudence generally or the doctrine’s application in other, specific contexts. Cases like Griswold v. Connecticut, (right of married persons to obtain contraceptives); Lawrence v. Texas, (right to engage in private, consensual sexual acts); and Obergefell v. Hodges (right to same-sex marriage), are not at issue.”
Thomas keeps demonstrating that he is a moral guy who takes seriously his responsibility to preserve the Constitution. Additionally, he lacks the fear of the insane lefties who will disagree with anything he says or does on these subjects, therefore he doesn’t hesitate to do or say difficult things.