The actor even taunted the justice by calling him “Uncle Clarence” in reference to the compliant slave in “Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Due to disagreements with racial issues, Samuel L. Jackson lashed out at U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
After the justice wrote a concurring opinion on overturning the landmark abortion decision, the actor called the justice a conservative and even mocked him by calling him “Uncle Clarence” in reference to the compliant slave in “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” Harriet Beecher Stowe’s classic novel.
“What does Uncle Clarence think about the overturning of Loving v. Virginia?” he wrote on social media.
Notably, the landmark 1967 Loving ruling declared state bans on interracial marriages unconstitutional.
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“Substantive due process”
In this regard, Thomas, the court’s only black justice, is married to a white woman.
Now, the 74-year-old justice asked his colleagues to “reconsider” and potentially overturn other cases decided on the legal theory of “substantive due process,” including rulings protecting gay marriage as well as access to birth control.
Substantive due process focuses on people having fundamental rights which are not specifically set forth in the Constitution.
“In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell,”