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Insane Facts About the Clarence Thomas Scandal

The Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings - held in 1991 - were some of the most contentious and scandalous in the history of the US Supreme Court. But while the testimony of Anita Hill is what most people remember about them, the hearings were even stranger than that - and continue to be debated and discussed to this day.

But first things first: who is Clarence Thomas? Did you know that Thomas was extremely inexperienced, with less than two years as a judge before he was nominated to the Supreme Court? Or that a future vice president played a key role in the controversy surrounding the nomination? Or that his confirmation went forward by a margin slimmer than any since the 1800s?

Here are some truly crazy Clarence Thomas scandal facts from his Supreme Court nomination hearings.
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