Twenty-five years ago Clarence Thomas became a Justice on the Supreme Court. He is the second black member of the Court. Justice Thomas, 68-years old, does not speak often in public settings, but his infrequent comments are powerful. He was honored recently when asked to deliver the Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture at The Heritage Foundation. He casually as he casually answered questions posed by John Malcolm before an audience of about 200 guests.
Ken McIntyre shared some of the Justice’s comments in his article titled “17 Things on Clarence Thomas’ Mind During Rare Public Remarks.”In his remarks the Justice clearly defended and supported the Constitution by saying that the Supreme Court should base its decisions on the Constitution and write their decisions and explanations in a language that regular people can understand.
Ed Meese of The Heritage Foundation said that Justice Thomas is “one of the clearest writers we have ever had on the Supreme Court.”