Clarence Thomas http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25971/all en US Supreme Court's Thomas breaks nearly 7-year court silence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/us-supreme-courts-thomas-breaks-nearly-7-year-court-silence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The silence is broken.</p> <p>For the first time in nearly seven years, Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday spoke to a lawyer presenting a case during oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court.</p> <p>While his utterance was not in the form of a question and consisted of a mere four words, it breaks a silence dating to Feb. 22, 2006, during an argument over the admission of forensic evidence in a South Carolina death penalty case.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/us-supreme-courts-thomas-breaks-nearly-7-year-court-silence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Clarence Thomas Clarence Thomas Conservatism in the United States Gullah Hospitality Law Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:15:37 +0000 5734385 at http://www.globalpost.com Yes, it was a joke by US Supreme Court's Thomas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/yes-it-was-joke-us-supreme-courts-thomas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas broke his nearly seven-year silence during oral arguments last week, there was much speculation about what exactly he said. Just four cryptic words appeared in the court's unofficial transcript.</p> <p>Now it can be told: It was nine words and apparently a joke.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/yes-it-was-joke-us-supreme-courts-thomas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Clarence Thomas Clarence Thomas Conservatism in the United States Hospitality Law Politics Supreme Court of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:00:35 +0000 5738563 at http://www.globalpost.com