The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review three cases involving Planned Parenthood funding on Monday. In a surprise move, Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with liberal justices in the ruling.
That means the Supreme Court is, for now, allowing a lower court ruling that prevents the defunding of Planned Parenthood at the state level to stand.
Liberal activists used over-the-top scare tactics to smear Kavanaugh during his confirmation process, claiming he would fight hard to outlaw abortion completely.
Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a blistering dissent in the case, accusing the court of refusing to do its job.
“So what explains the Court’s refusal to do its job here?,” Thomas wrote. “I suspect it has something to do with the fact that some respondents in these cases are named ‘Planned Parenthood.'”
Thomas continued: “Some tenuous connection to a politically fraught issue does not justify abdicating our judicial duty. If anything, neutrally applying the law is all the more important when political issues are in the background.”
Thomas was joined in his dissent by Justices Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito.
The Daily Caller’s Kevin Daley speculated that the decision “could indicate that Roberts and Kavanaugh are loath to take take up an abortion-related question in the aftermath of Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation."
“The Court’s new junior justice has generally kept a low profile since taking the bench in October,” Daley reported.
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