Republican- nominated SCOTUS judge- 6 years of silence

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    Maybe its for the best :dunno:
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/545532/
    What say you? ;)
     
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    So what?

    He reads the briefs and he decides cases based on the law, the arguments and a review of the record from below.

    If he philosophically believes that grilling lawyers at "oral argument" doesn't contribute to the decision making process significantly, is there some reason he has to engage in that process?
     
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    Yawn. This is nothing new to those who pay attention to these things.

    Nothing requires a justice to ask questions or participate in any way during oral arguments; those who belive there is some significance to him remaining silent have no idea what they're talking about.
     
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    Judging from the above posts, lets just do away w/ the oral- argument phase then. Discuss...
     
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    Inane non-sequitur.

    You have no point here. Move along.
     
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    Do you ever step out of your Black & White world, Little Dottie Dumbfuck?

    You post hoc ergo propter hoc arguments are weak...
     
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    Justice Thomas doesn't place stock in them.

    Others do.

    So they can choose to engage in that process.

    Justice Thomas is not required to join in.

    Come on, Dot. You can do better than this. I just know you can.
     
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    Black judges probably should keep their mouths shut, else everyone see that they're incompetent. The black judge before Thomas opened, Marshal, would open his mouth and reveal that he had the mental ability of a white child.

    Actually, I do have some respect for Thomas. He's smarter than your average black. And, it could be argued that asking questions in court is over-rated. The justices know the "facts" before the hearing even starts. And, the votes of most of the justices can be determined with extreme certainly even before the hearing, so the talking is just window dressing.
     
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    I hope Thomas writes the majority opinion and overturns Wickard in the process
     
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    Opinions are the backbone of court decisions. Thomas has made his mark in that regard. I have listened to him speak here in town on two occassions and was very impressed both times. Shook hands with his wife at the college president's home once. She is impressive in her own right.
     

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