Thomas speaks

Justice Clarence Thomas rarely asks questions during arguments presented before the Court. Today he just did in a gun case:

“… Thomas’ questions came Monday in case in which the court is considering placing new limits on the reach of a federal law that bans people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns. Thomas asked the Justice Department lawyer defending the government’s prosecution whether the violation of any other law suspends a person’s constitutional rights …”

Interesting. I wonder if he will end up being the heir to Antonin Scalia in being the intellectual anchor for an originalist interpretation of the Constitution.

4 thoughts on “Thomas speaks

  1. U bet. Called manning up. He sure can. Read his dissent in Highland Park (I believe he wrote it and Justice Scalia signed on). It was awesome.

    Inspiration from Navy Seals “you are never out of the fight”!

  2. My impression is that Thomas has felt the need to man up after the death of Scalia, and that he has done so. What more needs to be said? We have a new leader who has chosen to lead. What a moment.

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