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Heh: Justice Clarence Thomas Breaks Courtroom Silence, Transcript Doesn't Understand Him

jnovak692 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 7:46 PM
I 2nd THAT comment in a heartbeat!!!

Justice Clarence Thomas is known for his stalwart silence during Supreme Court hearings, but today, for the first time in seven years, he broke his silence -- and the transcript didn't even fully understand what he said. What's more, it appears he made a joke, but the official record doesn't contain the full sentence. The New York Times reports on the humorous moment in court, and the recordkeeping mix-up:

The justices were considering the qualifications of a death penalty defense lawyer in Louisiana, and Justice Antonin Scalia noted that she had graduated from Yale Law School, which...