Clarence Thomas Criticizes Fellow Justices For Badgering Attorneys
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who hasn’t asked a question in four years, criticized his colleagues for being too aggressive in questioning rather than allowing attorneys to speak.
“So why do you beat up on people if you already know? I don’t know, because I don’t beat up on ’em. I refuse to participate. I don’t like it, so I don’t do it,” Thomas said during an appearance before law students at the University of Alabama.
Thomas didn’t name names, but fellow conservative Justice Antonin Scalia is generally considered the court’s most aggressive questioner during oral arguments. President Barack Obama’s lone nominee so far, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, isn’t afraid to ask questions either.Click here for reuse options!
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