Emmy Griffin / March 8, 2022

Justice Thomas’s Wife Under Slanderous Attack

The Leftmedia are at it again with a smear campaign against a conservative jurist who’s the “wrong kind” of black person.

Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has been the subject of attacks from the harpies at The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine. Both legacy media outlets allowed their reporters to willfully print scandalously false pieces in an attempt to undermine Justice Thomas’s voice on the Court.

Justice Thomas is an originalist. He not only reads the Constitution and applies its principles as written, but he is very particular about being politically unbiased in his approach to applying the Rule of Law. This has persistently put him on the conservative side of cases because “progressive” justices believe that the Constitution is a living document, ergo, they can make new laws in accordance with that belief.

These recent attacks started back in January with a hit piece by Jane Mayer, staff writer for The New Yorker. She accused Ginni Thomas of agitating and even implying she had some level of orchestration in the January 6 riots. The latest piece, a tedious tome by Danny Hakim and Jo Becker of The New York Times Magazine, outlines just how they perceive Ginni Thomas’s conservative activism influencing her husband’s decisions on the Supreme Court. Both these articles have been debunked point by point for the mudslinging that they are.

Mayer has a long history of attacking Justice Thomas. In her eyes, he is the “wrong kind” of black person. It is the deepest and ugliest form of discrimination that leftists are allowed to perpetrate. Justice Thomas is a target for all the hateful rhetoric of these bona fide racists because he has a mind of his own and has firmly held beliefs that don’t align with progressive dogma.

In short, all of these attacks on Justice Thomas by aiming at his family are attempts to force him to recuse himself from crucial cases.

One specific case, Students for Fair Admission v. Harvard, serves as a point of contention in Hakim and Becker’s article. They want Justice Thomas to recuse himself from the case because his wife is on an advisory board for the National Association of Scholars (NAS). The NAS filed amicus briefs on this case and another similar case in which colleges are alleged to be discriminating against Asian American students in their admissions. NAS President Peter Wood staunchly comes to Ginni Thomas’s defense. He explains: “Two Supreme Court justices, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan, are Harvard graduates, and Kagan was dean of Harvard Law School. They have a far more apparent conflict of interest than Thomas.” Clearly, Justices Kagan and Breyer have a more personal interest and investment in this case than Justice Thomas does.

Speaking of Justice Breyer, he also had to deal with outsized pressure from activists on the Left. He had been facing intimidation from those pushing him to retire and even had his announcement leaked.

These “journalists” are really just bullies and activists masquerading as messengers of truth. To keep what integrity the Supreme Court has, there ought to be better protection for the justices from the sort of attacks they have had to face of late. Especially when rabble-rousers go after their families.

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