Justice Thomas To Give Papers to UGA, May Teach Class:
From the Athens Banner-Herald (free registration required):
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas ended a two-day visit to the University of Georgia with a short speech upon accepting a Blue Key National Honor Society Service Award on Friday night.Thanks to How Appealing for the link.
Thomas, a Savannah-area native who was appointed to the high court in 1991 by President George H.W. Bush, said that with all the mistakes made in the United States, up and coming leaders, including those at UGA, have a calling to make a difference.
"At some point, somebody has to stand up and lead," Thomas said in his keynote speech at the annual Blue Key Awards Banquet at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. "In Washington, there is all this bickering ... but I like the tone of what I hear on this campus."
Thomas said he hopes to return to UGA next year to teach a course in constitutional or educational law and announced that he will leave his papers to UGA.
This week was Thomas' third visit to UGA in the past three years - he delivered the graduation speech at the UGA School of Law in 2003 and since has spoken at the law school at the invitation of a student group.