Justice Clarence Thomas sat through 68 hours of oral arguments in the Supreme Court's current term without uttering a word. That's saying something -- or not -- even for the taciturn justice. According to a recent tally, Thomas has spoken 281 words since transcripts began identifying justices by name in October 2004. By contrast, Thomas' neighbor on the bench, Justice Stephen Breyer, has uttered nearly 35,000 words since January.
Justice Thomas Asks No Questions During Entire Court Term
The Associated Press
May 21, 2007