During Justice Thomas‘ recent media tour (which included a great interview on 60 Minutes this past Sunday) surrounding the release of his book, My Granfather’s Son, Justice Thomas referred to a classic 1992 speech given by Judge Laurence Silberman of Parker Second Amendment fame to the Federalist Society, in which Judge Silberman described the “Greenhouse Effect.”


Linda Greenhouse is the longtime SCOTUS correspondent for the NY Times, and in his 1992 speech, Judge Silbmerman famously blamed her and the other prominent media outlets who cover SCOTUS with applying activist pressure upon the Justices, which he asserted–in part–is what accounts for the leftward ideological drift of many of the High Court’s members over time.

Thx to Newsbusters