For a U.S. Supreme Court justice who remains mum during oral arguments, Clarence Thomas shared a lot during an appearance this week at Southern Methodist University. In a conversation on stage with former Solicitor General Theodore Olson, Thomas said that the other justices should let the advocates talk during oral arguments rather than interrupting them with questions. "I have no idea what they are doing," Thomas said of his fellow justices, and speculated that they may be seeking "to get a chuckle out of the audience."
Justice Thomas Speaks About His Silence on the Bench
October 2, 2009