Justice Clarence Thomas may step down from court after election: Washington Examiner
Official portrait of Justice Clarence Thomas (Wikimedia Commons)

With the Supreme Court wrapping up its latest session, down one justice following the February death of Antonin Scalia, the Washington Examiner is reporting that Justice Clarence Thomas may be considering leaving the court following November's election.


According to Paul Bedard, who writes the Examiner's "Washington Secrets," Thomas has been considering retirement for some time prior to the death of his close colleague Scalia.

As one of the most conservative members of the court, a second vacancy would allow the next president to shape the future of the court for generations.

No source other than the Washington Examiner has verified Thomas is considering stepping down.