On a day that marked the first time in 10 years that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas uttered a single word from the bench, the British-based tabloid Daily Mail mocked Thomas’s rare inquest in a vile headline: “IT SPEAKS! Justice Clarence Thomas asks a question in court for the first time in 10 YEARS in gun case .”
Associate Justice Thomas questioned a government lawyer in a case to determine whether those guilty of committing domestic violence can lawfully have their Constitutional right to possess firearms restricted.
Thomas asked the lawyer to list an instance when a “misdemeanor violation suspends a Constitutional right.”
In a Tweet from the Daily Mail official Twitter account, the tabloid took on a much more respectful tone.
Justice Thomas asks questions in court for the first time in 10 YEARS https://t.co/Ey8VL5YIVr
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) February 29, 2016