Gregory Maggs stated in an email that Justice Thomas had informed him that he would not be available to co-teach the course this autumn.

Justice Thomas has informed me that he is unavailable to do so.” On the website for the law school at George Washington University, where Supreme Court

Justice Clarence Thomas has taught since 2011, he is no longer listed as an instructor for any courses. This removal came after the high court made a controversial decision

In addition to being one of the five justices who voted to overturn the precedent set by Roe v. Wade in 1973, Thomas also authored a concurring opinion suggesting

that the court should also revisit other precedents. These precedents include those entitling Americans to access to contraception, same-sex marriage, and same-sex relationships.

Because of his participation in the decision, a student at George Washington University started a petition that was eventually signed by 11,300 people and demanded

“I understand that hearing this will be upsetting. In an email, Gregory Maggs of the law school expressed his regret, writing, “I am extremely sorry.

Maggs will now be responsible for teaching the class on her own. In response to a request for additional information about Thomas’ removal from the University’s list of teachers

Despite the uproar that followed the court’s abortion ruling, George Washington University said in June that it will continue to have Thomas serve as an instructor for its constitutional law program.

The university issued a statement at the time that read, “Debate is a fundamental aspect of our university’s intellectual and instructional purpose.”