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Clarence Thomas Speaks: Supreme Court Justice Breaks 10-Year Silence

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Clarence Thomas Speaks: Supreme Court Justice Breaks 10-Year Silence

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Clarence Thomas Speaks: Supreme Court Justice Breaks 10-Year Silence

Clarence Thomas Speaks: Supreme Court Justice Breaks 10-Year Silence

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The Supreme Court on Monday weighed a case involving the death penalty and a judge who took part in a sentencing review despite having played a role in the case earlier as a prosecutor. But the business of the day was upstaged when Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas startled observers by asking questions of attorneys in court for the first time in 10 years.