For Immediate Release: June 23, 2022
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: The Supreme Court has delivered several sound opinions this week, but two in particular stand out. The 6-3 ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen strikes down New York’s burdensome, ‘may-issue’ concealed carry law as unconstitutional and a violation of citizens’ 2nd and 14th Amendment rights. An earlier 6-3 decision in Carson v. Makin delivered a huge win, not only for Maine families, but for educational freedom and religious liberty.
“It’s been a banner week for jurisprudence and the Constitution,” said Phyllis Schlafly Eagles president Ed Martin. “New York State Rifle and Carson are both huge wins and come with commanding majorities. While much credit is due to President Trump for leaving the Court with several new textualist, originalist justices, I’m reminded that the solid Constitutional decisions we’re witnessing are due in large part to the influence of Justice Clarence Thomas, the current longest-serving justice on our High Court.
“Truly, we’re witnessing work from what will long be known as the court of Clarence Thomas. He has crafted a legacy of sound jurisprudence and respect for the Constitution that will echo in America for generations to come. I pray that today’s win for the 2nd Amendment rights of New York state citizens and the earlier victory for freedom of conscience and educational choice are but a precursor to the epic reversal of the injustice of Roe v. Wade yet to come. God bless our Constitutionalist-majority court and God bless the influence and service of Justice Clarence Thomas.”