Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Quits Fall Semester at GWU Law school

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas quit his teaching position at George Washington University School of Law during this semester due to student protests over his opinion overturning the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade decision. The possibility of offering a course in the Spring Semester is still open, however. GWU Law School denied that he had been fired.

Mr. Thomas taught Constitutional Seminar at GWU since 2011; however, due to the controversy surrounding his opinion with regard to women’s abortion rights as well as his suggestion of revisiting same-sex marriage, many students have voiced their disapproval of him. The class is now being taught by one of Mr. Thomas’ former law clerks and current Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Armed Services, Greggory Maggs only.

According to NPR, “The students were promptly informed of Justice Thomas’ decision by his co-instructor who will continue to offer the seminar this fall,” GWU spokesperson Joshua Grossman said Thursday.

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