Liberal Justice Sonia Sotomayor Praises Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas in Moving Remarks


With toxic division infecting much of the nation, rare comments from a liberal U.S. Supreme Court justice praising her conservative counterpart are worth highlighting — particularly as tensions run high surrounding the high court’s impending abortion ruling.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke before the American Constitutional Society Thursday, praising Justice Clarence Thomas in comments that have attracted quite a bit of attention.

Sotomayor, known for her liberal takes, said Thomas is a friend who is kind and shows compassion and love for those around him. Admitting she and Thomas have divergent views, Sotomayor didn’t let that stop her from offering glowing comments about her companion.

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