Is Samuel L. Jackson in Trouble For Trolling a Supreme Court Judge?

Celebrities across Hollywood have come out with their takes on the SCOTUS decision to overturn 1973’s Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion. Samuel L. Jackson is one of the latest to board the train and he’s here with an iconic rejoinder for Justice Clarence Thomas’ recent suggestion. Fans couldn’t help but applaud the witty way in which the Academy Award winner called out the Supreme Court Judge.

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Samuel L. Jackson took a jibe at US Supreme Court Judge

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Justice Thomas suggests SCOTUS to “reconsider” older rulings

Justice Clarence Thomas
Justice Clarence Thomas

Justice Clarence Thomas, the second Black person to ever serve on the Supreme Court in 1991, nominated by President George H. W. Bush, suggested the Supreme Court reconsider other key decisions following the overturning of Roe v. Wade, which include legalized birth control, sodomy and the 2015 case establishing the right to same-sex marriage. He said:

“In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell. Because any substantive due process decision is ‘demonstrably erroneous,’ … we have a duty to ‘correct the error’ established in those precedents.”

Samuel L. Jackson took a jibe at Justice Thomas

Samuel L. Jackson (not so) subtly taunted the Supreme Court Judge, dubbing him Uncle Clarence.

Jackson posted the above tweet on Friday, which referred to the 1967 ruling that found interracial marriage bans unconstitutional. The fact that this is not just some arbitrary landmark ruling but one instrumental in the Judge’s life itself (Justice Thomas, 74, a Black man, has been married to his wife Virginia Thomas, a white woman, since 1987), is what hit home with Jackson’s fans.

Smriti Sneh
Smriti Sneh

Smriti Sneh is a Content Writer at Animated Times specializing in celebrities and everything pop-culture. Being a literature graduate from the University of Lucknow, she is cashing in on her writing skills by working in the entertainment news sector - studying literary theories by day, and navigating celebrity net worths through the night. Although you can find her writing poems at any and all hours.

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