According to Scotusblog's Twitter feed and the Washington Post, Justice Thomas's seven-year streak of not speaking at Supreme Court oral arguments is over. We covered Justice Thomas's streak here. Apparently Justice Thomas spoke up in order to put down the competence of graduates of Yale's law school. Justice Thomas, of course, is one of them.
The ironic thing about this end of the streak comment is that observers were too busy laughing at a previous joke by Justice Scalia to get down exactly what Justice Thomas said. We have chronicled the fact that oral argument at the Supreme Court often seems like an audition for an open mike night at a comedy club here.
Hat tip to Mr. Torvik for making me aware of this momentous occasion.