Associated Press recently noted that itâ€™s been two years and more than 140 cases since U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas asked a question during the courtâ€™s oral arguments. â€œIf I think a question will help me decide a case, then Iâ€™ll ask that question,â€ he said in a C-SPAN interview last fall. â€œOtherwise, itâ€™s not worth asking because it detracts from my job.â€ True, some of his colleagues can be chatty to a fault, but isnâ€™t an inquiring mind essential to a justiceâ€™s job, and to justice?
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