Ten Years of "Silence" from Justice Clarence Thomas

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This year marks an unusual anniversary on the US Supreme Court.

US Supreme Court Justices are notorious for peppering opposing attorneys with challenging questions. Court watchers look for hints of how they might decide controversial cases. But Justice Clarence Thomas is different. For ten years, he has not asked a single question. Only once has he broken his silence. Adam Liptak covers the court for the New York Times.

Photo: Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States