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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 06:23 PM

Yes, it was a joke by Supreme Court's Thomas [View all]

Source: Reuters

When 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.

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Regardless, the revised transcript shows that Thomas did not ask a question. He has not asked one from the bench since a February 22, 2006, oral argument. That streak continues.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/23/us-usa-court-thomas-idUSBRE90M1H320130123

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