Justice Thomas to speak at UF

The university has landed a string of Supreme Court justices in recent years.


Published: Friday, January 22, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 22, 2010 at 12:09 a.m.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will speak next month at the University of Florida, the fifth justice to visit the university in as many years.

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Justice Clarence Thomas

The New York Times

Thomas will be speak on Feb. 4 to faculty and students at UF's Levin College of Law. He will answer questions submitted by students, said Debbie Amirin, spokeswoman for the college.

While the event will be closed to the public, she said, the college plans on showing the event online.

"While the public can view it, he is coming really to interact with law students," she said.

His appearance continues a recent surge of justices visiting UF. Since 2005, retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and current Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Roberts and John Paul Stevens have all spoken at the university.

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