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  •  Thomas Speaks (4+ / 0-)

    DeadHead, this is mostly for you. Wondered if you saw this incredibly important update.

    WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas broke his nearly seven-year silence during oral arguments last week, there was much speculation about what exactly he said. Just four cryptic words appeared in the court's unofficial transcript.

    Now it can be told: It was nine words and apparently a joke.

    The court on Wednesday issued a revised transcript that suggests Thomas, a graduate of Yale Law School, uttered a light-hearted jest about a lawyer who once attended his alma mater's archrival, Harvard.
    ...
    The revised transcript shows that the lawyer representing Louisiana, Carla Sigler, called the Yale-educated lawyer a "very impressive attorney" and the Harvard-educated lawyer "very exceptional."

    That prompted Thomas to weigh in. "Well, there - see he did not provide good counsel," he said.

    There was a link to a Washington Post article in today's midday open thread about it. It is here if the Post becomes available again.
    •  I had a feeling... (1+ / 0-)
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      OLinda

      they'd update the transcript.

      Thanks, OLinda.

      Care to keep me company while I wait for his next utterance?

      Pack some extra clothes, another seven years is a looooooong time.

      ;)




      Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
      ~ Jerry Garcia

      by DeadHead on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 12:27:44 AM PST

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    •  Dude couldn't even bring himself to use the mic. (2+ / 0-)
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      OLinda, JeffW

      You can here him say "Well, there - see..." before the rest becomes barely audible as he leans back into his chair again.

      Certainly a remarkable thing to hear (41:10), though, having once watched him sleep through a case.

      "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

      by 2020adam on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 01:03:21 AM PST

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    •  9 words? (0+ / 0-)

      (fresh young intern!)
      'did you leave a pubic hair on my coke?'

      ♥ Repeal the Capital Gains, Carried Interest & Dividends Entitlements bequeathed to 'more special' taxpayers.

      by in on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 05:25:57 AM PST

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