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Monday, February 29, 2016

He speaks!!!!!


For the first time in 10 years Clarence Thomas asked a question from the bench!


This may not be big news for most people, but for a SCOTUS( Supreme Court of the United States) Law junky like me, this is big news.  Clarence Thomas has stated that the oral arguements generally do not matter in a case and that all of the case is left to the briefs. This is a valid point.  When a case reaches the SCOTUS both parties submit briefs on the matter(which can be hundreds of pages) on the question before the court.  They then argue the case in front of the court giving both sides 30 minutes.  Today, however, he broke his silence and asked a few questions in a gun case.

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