Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Justice Thomas Bon Mot

Thomas' questions came in case in which the court is considering placing new limits on the reach Res Ipsa Loquiturof a federal law that bans people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns.

With about 10 minutes left in the hourlong session, Justice Department lawyer Ilana Eisenstein was about to sit down after answering a barrage of questions from other justices.

Thomas then caught her by surprise, asking whether the violation of any other law "suspends a constitutional right.''