As the Supreme Court’s term draws to a close, we all expect some significant decision on abortion and other hot-button issues. As the leader of the originalist wing of the court, Justice Clarence Thomas has come under intense scrutiny and political pressure.
We may offer some insight into the question of what Thomas might do, though he is famously his own man, so no one knows for sure. One of us interviewed Justice Thomas for more than 25 hours, and one of us is a close friend of the justice for more than 30 years and who worked on the Thomas confirmation in 1991. Together, we have edited a new book, based on those long interviews and which also formed the basis of a documentary, both are called “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words.”.