Clarence Thomas startled on-lookers and attorneys alike on Monday as he suddenly began speaking during oral argument ten years and one week after he last spoke up in court.
Thomas started speaking by spontaneously stating "As I was saying..." before firing off a series of questions about the first and second amendment in a rather minor supreme court case involving whether a misdemeanor conviction in domestic violence case would bar someone from acquiring a permit to own a firearm and committing a mass homicide.
The NY Times Article is here.
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DOM's blog has a good account here of the news reports about why Senator Marco Rubio (Wimp, Florida) is not releasing her nomination to the district court. Last year in February 2015, Rubio joined fellow Florida senator Bill Nelson in recommending Barzee to President Obama who then nominated the former circuit court judge.
Rubio didn't "misplace his blue slip" and Barzee's nomination didn't "slip the senator's mind." This is nothing more than Rubio following orders issued by Senator McConnell (R, Pluto) to stall as many of President Obama's judicial nominations as possible.
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