“The issue is not one of Thomas’s First Amendment rights. She has them just like every other American. The question is one of civility and respect for the very powerful office her husband holds…”
From PJP Board member Sherrilyn Ifill’s piece in ARENA, reacting to the news that Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, had left a telephone message on Anita Hill’s answering machine, looking to send “an olive branch” to her husband’s accuser. Hill’s accusations of sexual harassment dominated Thomas’s 1991 senate confirmation hearings. To read the entire piece by Ifill, follow this link.