JUSTICE THOMAS: Breaks 10yr Silence from Bench, Drills Lawyers Over Domestic Violence Case

Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 10.52.11 AMWith Scalia now gone, Thomas is one of four conservative justices serving. Scalia usually took on the job of asking all the questions, but now Thomas seems to have taken on that role.

Justice Clarence Thomas asked a question from the bench during oral arguments on Monday, the first time in 10 years he has done so.

The case before the court on Monday is known as Stephen Voisine v. the United States. It centers on the convictions of two men who had been charged with domestic violence.

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The court is being asked to decide whether a prior conviction of “reckless” domestic assault qualifies as a federal misdemeanor domestic violence, a charge that bars the men from possessing a firearm.

Read more: The Hill

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