Thomas Rejects Retirement, Says Faith Enhances His Oath

Law360, Los Angeles (March 31, 2019, 2:41 PM EDT) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas squashed retirement rumors over the weekend at a Pepperdine School of Law dinner and said his religious faith makes him more diligent, and not biased, in his duties.

The practicing Catholic said that he and the late Justice Antonin Scalia used to discuss keeping their shared faith and shared belief out of their decisions because they had taken an oath to administer the law. He lamented that the legal profession seems to look down upon faithful Christians as “somehow not good people,” when high court justices swear an oath that ends with the words “so...

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