U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Amul Thapar recently published a book entitled, “The People’s Justice: Clarence Thomas and the Constitutional Stories that Define Him.” This is not a book review. Rather, I just wanted readers to be aware of this exemplary new publication. The book should be read by those who seek to understand one of the greatest jurists to ever sit on the U.S. Supreme Court and whose opinions have an outsized impact on the law that impacts every American.
A former U.S. Attorney General described the book as a must-read for “anyone concerned about the country’s future.”
Often the subject of unfair and relentless criticism, this book explains through the examination of landmark cases and the people behind the cases how Justice Thomas’ originalist jurisprudence delivers equal justice under the law. Justice Thomas is quoted as saying that “finding the right answer is often the least difficult problem.” What is needed is “the courage to assert that answer and stand firm in the face of the constant winds of protest and criticism.”