SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Chatty Thomas breaks with precedent
May 7, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court justice gets it in his mind to ask a question, and pretty soon, he's got questions for everyone. And so the next question: Will Clarence Thomas ever stop talking?
Before this week, the intervals between Thomas' questions during high court arguments were measured in years. He once went 10 years, from 2006 to 2016, without asking even one.
Now he's been an active questioner for three straight days. He'll have the chance to continue his streak next week in six arguments over three days.
It might be the setting, the court's first arguments by telephone, beca...