Legal News of the Day: Justice Thomas Breaks His Silence Streak

justicethomasYesterday, Justice Thomas broke an almost seven-year long span of silence during Supreme Court oral arguments during the case of Boyer v. Louisiana–apparently to poke fun at his alma mater, Yale Law School.  While it was apparently difficult to hear Justice Thomas, SCOTUSBlog’s twitter account reports that he said, “Yale degree could mean lawyer is incompetent, not competent, capital trial counsel.”  Audio of the oral argument will be available on Friday.

Justice Thomas last spoke on Feb. 22nd, 2006.