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Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Questioning Thomas

RonNell Anderson Jones (Utah) and Aaron Nielson (BYU) have posted on SSRN Clarence Thomas the Questioner, (forthcoming in Northwestern Law Review), which analyzes a collection of questions Thomas has asked from the bench over the years, concluding that he is a "model questioner." Highly recommended, as the saying goes.

The conclusion is consistent with stories I have heard from former SCOTUS clerks, who tell about the (rare) questions from Thomas being significant to the argument.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on November 1, 2016 at 11:36 AM in Article Spotlight, Howard Wasserman | Permalink


Pretty small n.

Posted by: Scott Dodson | Nov 2, 2016 12:55:51 PM

This is one reason I felt him not asking anything was unfortunate.

Posted by: Joe | Nov 1, 2016 11:47:48 AM

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