Thursday, March 3, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Asks Question for First Time in 10 Years

The last time the justice posed a question during oral arguments was Feb. 22, 2006
Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday ended a decadelong silence during Supreme Court oral arguments, asking several questions in a case about domestic violence and firearm possession.
Justice Thomas speaks at Justice Scalia's 
Funeral Mass
Justice Thomas’s questions, which voiced concern about protecting gun ownership rights, underscored yet another way the court has changed suddenly since the Feb. 13 death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Justice Scalia was a leading figure during oral arguments, often dominating the questioning of lawyers from the bench.
His absence leaves considerable time for other justices seeking to ask questions, especially those from a conservative point of view.
Before Monday, Justice Thomas’s last question during oral arguments came on Feb. 22, 2006, in a South Carolina murder case.
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