Did Justice Thomas Speak At Oral Argument?

January 14th, 2013

Update: From the Transcript, THOMAS DID SPEAK:

JUSTICE SCALIA: She was a graduate of Yale law school, wasn’t she?

MS. SIGLER: She’s a very impressive attorney.

JUSTICE SCALIA: And another of his counsel, Mr. Singer — of the three that he had — he was a graduate of Harvard law school, wasn’t he?

MS. SIGLER: Yes, Your Honor.

JUSTICE SCALIA: Son of a gun.

JUSTICE THOMAS: Well — he did not -­ (Laughter.)

MS. SIGLER: I would refute that, Justice Thomas.

JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR: Counsel, do you want to define constitutionally adequate counsel? Is it anybody who’s graduated from Harvard and Yale?


JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR: Or even just passed the Bar?


Holy Cow!


SCOTUSBlog seems to think so.

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And Art Lien got a pic!


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Update: It seems Justice Thomas took a pot shot at an Attorney who went to Yale.
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