A few weeks after George Washington University in the nation’s capital maintained the conservative jurist’s place on its faculty, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas withdrew strategies to teach a lecture there this September.
Students in the class received an email from Thomas’s lifelong co-teacher, Judge Gregory E. Maggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, which was first reported by the student newspaper The GW Hatchet on Wednesday.
Justice Thomas has advised me that he will not be capable of co-teaching the seminar this fall, so I am emailing with some unfortunate news,” Maggs wrote, according to the Hatchet. “I am aware of how disappointing this is. I apologize deeply.