Can a Supreme Court justice effectively perform his duties without participating in oral arguments?
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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt......Abe Lincoln..........
He never really has much, though, has he?
Unlike Ginsburg at least Thomas stays awake during oral argument.
He’s the best justice on the bench, by far. Scalia is a good talker, but when his own pet views are involved, he folds (see Raich or Playboy for examples. Hell, see any case where Scalia and Thomas were on opposite ends, and you’ll find yourself agreeing with Thomas.)
There’s nothing wrong with listening. Silent Cal was a damn fine president and a man of very few words.
That tagline says all I need to know about the article...no need to waste time reading such drivel!
I’ve read some of his opinions, and they’re good enough for me. It seems to me, too, that everything that needs to be presented to an appellate-type court can, and should be, presented in writing, and in such a way that nothing should require verbal clarification.
Listening is how you learn, not by blabbing
Part of a coordinated attack on Justice Thomas (see the controversy about his wife’s income and the petition re Citizen’s United) to disqualify him from participating in the upcoming ObamaCare case.
...and it’s racist.
An empty barrel makes the most noise.
Style varies of course, but few questions are asked for the purpose of information. Oral argument has very little impact in most cases.
I really don’t care what he says or doesn’t say, it’s how he votes that matters.
Wish Obama would learn from his example.
I’d rather that Justice Thomas listen well as he appears to do. His final analysis most certainly outdoes the liberal chicken-lipped justices currently infesting the court. If you want an example of a fine African American intellectual, it is most certainly Justice Thomas.
On the other hand, if one wants an example of an AA t*rd, just wait for the next White House brief.
In the meantime the two dingbats speak enough for the entire court.
The New York Times hates conservatives. Nuff said...