(PresidentialInsider.com)- On Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas slammed the hypocrisy of other Supreme Court justices who use the term “children” when they refer to young murderers, only to then say “young woman” when talking about minors having abortions.
It’s hypocrisy most people may never have noticed, but will certainly notice from now on.
In a ruling on Jones v. Mississippi on Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld a judge’s ability to sentence a juvenile criminal to life without parole if they have been found guilty of intentional murder. The case decided that Supreme Court justices can still find a minor guilty even without “factual finding of permanent incorrigibility and irreparable corruption.”
The phrase simply means that a juvenile offender is incapable of being rehabilitated.
In a footnote in the ruling, which means that murderers regardless of their age may be sentenced to life in prison so they never harm anybody else again, Justice Thomas said that the “Court’s language in this line of precedents is notable.”
Quite the footnote dropped today from Justice Thomas. pic.twitter.com/HY2e0lNOzA
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“When addressing juvenile murderers, this Court has stated that ‘children are different’ and that courts must consider ‘a child’s lesser culpability,’” he said.
“And yet, when assessing the Court-created right of an individual of the same age to seek an abortion, Members of this Court take pains to emphasize a ‘young woman’s’ right to choose,” he added.
Justice Thomas was referencing the Lambert v. Wicklund case from 1997, as well as Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pa. v. Casey from 1992, and Ohio v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health of 1990.
Thomas said that it was “curious” how the Court’s “view of the maturity of minors ebbs and flows depending on the issue.”
The change in language appears to be an effort to make Americans think differently about young people depending on the issue at hand, with left-wing justices intending to portray young girls as women – and therefore capable of deciding to have an abortion.
Jones v. Mississippi affirms a decision by a court in Mississippi to grant a life sentence without parole to Brett Jones, who was convicted of murdering his grandfather with a knife when he was 15 years old.