NPR logo

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/468607015/468607016" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Clarence Thomas Speaks: Supreme Court Justice Breaks 10-Year Silence

Law

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

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

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/468607015/468607016" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

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.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.