Justices in their own words

Interview With Associate Justice Clarence Thomas

Justice Clarence Thomas was nominated to the bench by President George H.W. Bush. He has been serving as a Supreme Court Justice since 1991. He was preceded by Justice Thurgood Marshall. In this interview, Justice Thomas talks about the Supreme Court building and its symbolism, how his approach to oral argument differs from his fellow Justices, how he approaches opinion writing, customs of collegiality at the Court, and his loss of anonymity, amongst a host of topics. He sat down with C-SPAN in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court building.

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