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Old 08-31-2011, 10:12 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Jenson71 View Post
I couldn't say if Thomas is the most principled justice on the Court today or not. I do think judges should make oral arguments a valuable opportunity. Thomas, however, considers them pointless -- that the briefs answer all the questions and/or justices have made up their minds already.
The oral arguments are pointless, except for entertainment value and to give them a chance to put their musings and back-and-forth argument on the record.

Nothing new is learned by the justices in oral argument. I wouldn't get rid of them though, because they ARE valuable for us in the public to get a sense of what the decision may be, but if a justice doesn't want to participate in the song and dance, that is fine by me.
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