Nothing But Rest for the Wicked

Well, isn’t that interesting. Clarence Thomas didn’t watch Anita Hill’s Testimony either. (See page 160 of the transcript, here.) The transcript doesn’t convey Leahy’s evident surprise at Thomas’ response, which I remember noticing at the time. Later on tv some news commentators claimed that as an attorney Leahy would have known that this is usually taken as a sign of guilt by the lawyers in criminal proceedings; innocent defendants need to know what is said about them in order to rebut it, while guilty ones already know what the witness has to say.

I haven’t been able to find examples of this commentary online though; the internet’s  memory is selective, and there are so very many hits on the subject of the Thomas-Hill hearings. I will continue to look for a source, but if you have one please do leave a comment.


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