(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the six conservatives sitting on the court, has quit teaching at George Washington University in the wake of left-wing student protests against his rulings, particularly the recent pro-life ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade.
In its Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision on June 24, the court ended nationwide abortion allowed with the 1973 Roe ruling.
It once again made abortion a state-level issue and empowered at least 26 states to impose partial or full bans. The ruling was made with the votes of the six conservatives on the bench, including Thomas.
For about a decade, Clarence Thomas has taught a law seminar at GWU. His personal decision to discontinue his teaching gig was announced in an email by his co-teacher, Gregory Maggs.
“Unfortunately, I am writing with some sad news: Justice Thomas has informed me that he is unavailable to co-teach the seminar this fall. I know that this is disappointing,” Maggs wrote.
“Justice Thomas informed GW Law that he is unavailable to co-teach a Constitutional Law Seminar this fall. The students were promptly informed of Justice Thomas’ decision by his co-instructor, who will continue to offer the seminar this fall,” confirmed a GWU spokesperson, as cited by The Washington Times.
Justice Thomas’ decision comes after last month, George Washington University announced that it would not cut him and his course despite a student petition demanding just that.
The petition was signed online by 6,000 students and asked that Thomas be fired over the anti-abortion Supreme Court ruling and his comments that rulings on same-sex marriage and contraception should also be reevaluated.
The students were also angry at Thomas because of his wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, an ally of former President Donald Trump.
“Judge Thomas is actively making life unsafe for thousands of students on our campus,” the petition stated.
Thomas has also been harassed by leftist activists outside his home in the wake of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health.
“The university has lost a key figure who provides an invaluable contribution to the wide ideological spectrum that the university strives to promote,” commented Jackson Hoppe, PR head at the GWU College Republicans chapter.
“The incessant hostility shown toward conservative students and beliefs on campus in general — is great cause for alarm and must be addressed by the university,” he added.