The last Supreme Court Justice anyone expected just announced their retirement plans

For months, speculation floated around the Supreme Court surrounding one Justice’s retirement.

But then, out of left field, a Supreme Court Justice gave a clue as to when they would step down.

And it was the last Justice that anyone ever expected.

Clarence Thomas is a conservative stalwart on the Supreme Court.

Many conservatives think he is one of – if not – the best Supreme Court Justice ever because of his consistency in upholding the Constitution and original intent of the framers.

But he is 70-years-old, and some court watchers are wondering if he would step down so President Trump could appoint a younger replacement that could serve for the next 30 or 40 years.

Thomas – however – put all that talk to rest at an event at Pepperdine Law School where Thomas announced he wasn’t retiring anytime soon.

The Daily Caller reports:

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas denied any interest in retirement this weekend, telling a friendly audience in Beverly Hills, California, that he has no plans to leave judicial service in the near future.

Speaking at Pepperdine University School of Law’s annual dinner, the 70-year-old Thomas emphatically denied speculation that he will leave the Supreme Court, as rumors abound that he may wish to leave the bench under President Donald Trump.

Professor James Allan Gash, Pepperdine’s incoming president and moderator of the Saturday evening talk, asked Thomas who he would like to speak at his retirement party 20 years hence, according to Law360.

“I’m not retiring,” Thomas replied.

Conservatives were happy to hear that news.

Even though they trust President Trump to pick his replacement, there is no guarantee that the next Supreme Court nominee will be as conservative or as fearless as Thomas.

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77 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    We definitely could use some term limits in Congress, this is a BIG bipartisan swamp in need of draining. I really don’t think the founding fathers meant for representatives were to reside in congress for 40 years.

  2. Donald Hailey says:

    I too don’t appreciate your phony headlines,you really belong on the left where this is a celebrated practice

  3. Joe Connor says:

    Serving to age seventy-five should be the limit for Supreme Court Justices, congress and senators. Also term limits for congress 6 years and senators 12 years. Too many career politicians that fail to REPRESENT us CITIZENS . They are more concerned about more seniority and POWER. We need more commoners in congress, eg, barbers, cab drivers, letter carriers, electricians, plumbers, nurses, waiters, veterans, farmers, . etc. These folks have working experience. They may not have ,BA, BS, MS, or PHD after their name but they have life experience and common sense . Amen !

  4. Steveur says:

    I trust that President Trump will have one maybe two more appointments to make in the future. However, the disappointing Chief Justice , will no longer be trusted for stepping out of bounds in “rewriting” obama Kare, so it would pass muster and passed as law. Why there was no dissent from his fellow Jurists, most likely can be explained away, but his vote on Planned Parenthood, betrayed his trust with the majority. He is and will remain stained, not to be trusted.

  5. Lance Laird says:

    Do you people even care that you lied in your heading! This is why the press is so loathed in the world! You are nothing more than gossiping slanderers that have no honor or integrity!!!!

  6. Ben says:

    I hope that he will stay a few more years he is a very good one

  7. I JUST LEFT THIS SITE. WILL NOT READ THIS ANY MORE

  8. No, Leonard, you’re missing the point – “THEIR” here is used in the SINGULAR SENSE as a devise to discuss an INDIVIDUAL without revealing THEIR GENDER… THAT IS, UNTIL THE AUTHOR(S) ARE PREPARED TO REVEAL IT! It was employed here to keep you reading DEEP INTO THE ARTICLE, at which point – WITH THE REVEAL THAT IT’S ACTUALLY CLARENCE THOMAS – you are much-more likely TO FINISH READING IT! As a “CLICK-BAIT” PLOY, it appears to have served its’ PURPOSE quite well… HASN’T IT?

    This use of “THEIR”, as a SINGULAR PRONOUN, is the same, damned “P.C.”, SOCIETAL/CULTURAL “REVISIONIST”-TACTIC used by the “LGBTQ…RSTUVWXYZ Community” to DECEIVE a gulible section of the population into thinking/believing that there are more than the God-decreed MALE and FEMALE, as found in REAL WORLD BIOLOGY, as opposed to THEIR (YES, used in the PLURAL-FORM here!) sick, twisted FAIRY (sic)-TALE-LAND! — “EXCELSIOR!!”, W.F.B.

  9. “Jerry Lynch”: MARKED AS PAID, SOROS-TROLL SPAM! — “EXCELSIOR!!”, W.F.B.

  10. J says:

    Why the deceptive headline?
    Really irritates me!!!!!

  11. Jerry Lynch says:

    I certainly hope Thomas does not retire and give the tRump POS the chance to nominate another, younger Thomas POS.

  12. grinnie says:

    John, add lifelong ‘elected’ politicians to your list.

  13. tony wise says:

    rbg and sotamayor should have never been on the bench to begin with

  14. tony wise says:

    ric b –your head is so far up your anal orfice its a wonder you are still alive

  15. Carol says:

    got you to read it didn’t it?

  16. John Schoen says:

    They have mandatory retirement for airline pilots too. Sure, many would be capable at 70+ but it accepted there is a decline that can’t be denied. Smart to have a rule in effect!

  17. Doug says:

    AGREE 100 % John, IT MUST HAPPEN SOON.

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