Following a petition signed by thousands of students calling for George Washington University’s law school to cut off its relationship with the Justice following his opinion issued as part of the Dobbs ruling, Thomas has pulled out of the teaching position he has held since 2011.
According to NBC News:
“Justice Thomas informed GW Law that he is unavailable to co-teach a Constitutional Law Seminar this fall,” university spokesperson Josh Grossman said in an emailed statement Wednesday.
Thomas, 74, has taught at the private school since 2011. He was supposed to lead the seminar with Judge Gregory Maggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Maggs once served as a Supreme Court clerk to Thomas.
In the following days, thousands of students signed a petition calling for the school to sever its relationship with Thomas. But university officials refused.
Maggs will continue to offer the class, Grossman said.
Thomas’ withdrawal was first reported by the GW Hatchet, the campus newspaper, which obtained an email from Maggs to students, telling them of the “sad news” that Thomas would not be co-teaching the class.