The Political Gabfest discusses Clarence Thomas’ first question on the Supreme Court bench in 10 years.

Why Did Justice Clarence Thomas Break His 10-Year Silence?

Why Did Justice Clarence Thomas Break His 10-Year Silence?

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March 4 2016 12:30 PM
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Clarence Thomas Finds His Voice

What made the justice finally speak up, and why now? 

Justice Clarence Thomas.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

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On this week’s Political Gabfest Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon consider Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ first question on the bench in 10 years and speculate about what made him finally speak up. What did he say? What kept him quiet in the first place? And why should we care so much abut his participation grade? The Political Gabfest discusses.

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