Tuesday, February 15, 2011

alexis Stodghill: Why Has Clarence Thomas Been silent for Five Years on the Court?

Clarence Thomas Five Year Silence

by Alexis Stodghill

The New York Times recently noted that Tuesday of this week will mark the five year anniversary since Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has spoken during a case. Not only has Justice Thomas not spoken at all while hearing court arguments for the past five years; Thomas has also spent this lengthy period of silence "leaning back in his chair, staring at the ceiling, rubbing his eyes, whispering to Justice Stephen G. Breyer, consulting papers and looking a little irritated and a little bored."(The New York Times)


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