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Clarence Thomas's Disgraceful Silence

WASHINGTON - APRIL 15:  U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas (L) and Stephen Breyer (R) testify during a hearing befor
WASHINGTON - APRIL 15: U.S. Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas (L) and Stephen Breyer (R) testify during a hearing before the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee April 15, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was to examine the FY2011 budget request for the Supreme Court. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

As of this Saturday, February 22nd, eight years will have passed since Clarence Thomas last asked a question during a Supreme Court oral argument. His behavior on the bench has gone from curious to bizarre to downright embarrassing, for himself and for the institution he represents.

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