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Apr 11, 2013

Justice Thomas talks about breaking his silence

Justice Clarence Thomas made headlines when he broke his self-imposed code of silence during oral arguments in January. But apparently, he was unaware of the buzz his rare remark created. When a student asked Justice Thomas, who was speaking this week at Duquesne University, what he thought of the media’s attention to his broken silence, Justice Thomas said […]

Jan 24, 2013

Mystery solved: What Justice Thomas said

Brace yourselves: The simmering mystery over the words Justice Clarence Thomas used to break his nearly seven-year silence during oral arguments has been solved! The U.S. Supreme Court has published the final — and revised – transcript from oral arguments in the ineffective assistance case Boyer v. Louisiana revealing the joke Justice Thomas cracked in […]

Aug 2, 2011

At the Supreme Court, it’s still Scalia v Breyer

Sometimes U.S. Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer give new meaning to the term “oral argument.” During the first week of arguments in the recently concluded term, for example, the justices considered whether the Confrontation Clause ...

May 17, 2011

Alito: Prep more important than oral arguments

ST. LOUIS — Oral arguments usually get most of the attention when cases make it to the U.S. Supreme Court, but Justice Samuel Alito said those arguments are a relatively small part of deciding each case. Justice Alito, 61, spoke this week at a Law Day gathering ...

Mar 4, 2011

Comedy hour with Justices Roberts and Scalia

Despite the disturbing facts underlying the case Camreta v. Greene, oral arguments at the Supreme Court this week were a barrel of laughs, care of Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Justice Antonin Scalia.

Feb 23, 2011

Oral arguments a pain for Justice Sotomayor

Oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court can be uncomfortable for the lawyers that argue before the justices. But this week it was a justice who was experiencing some discomfort.

Feb 22, 2011

Justice Thomas hits five years of silence during oral arguments

It was an anniversary of sorts for the U.S. Supreme Court: The last time Justice Clarence Thomas made a comment or asked a question during oral arguments at the Court was Feb. 22, 2006, five years ago.

Jan 11, 2011

Does a whiff of a problem equal securities fraud?

During lively oral arguments in a case that could have implications far beyond the securities fraud sphere, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tried to determine just what constitutes material information that should be disclosed to shareholders.

Dec 9, 2010

High Court considers credit card notice rule

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that will decide what notice credit card companies must give to consumers about interest rate increases under a now-changed federal regulation.

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