From the article: "In the past 40 years, no other justice has gone an entire term, much less five, without speaking at least once during arguments, according to Timothy R. Johnson, a professor of political science at the University Of Minnesota."
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Monday, February 14, 2011
Our own "Silent Charlie" has nothing on Justice Clarence Thomas. As the NY Times pointed out Sunday, it's been FIVE YEARS since Thomas asked a question in oral argument, and that question was reportedly "Are you done? I need to use the head."