MARK SHERMAN and JESSICA GRESKO
WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas spoke and Chief Justice John Roberts ruled.
The Supreme Court's most unusual term featured victories for immigrants, abortion rights, LGBTQ workers and religious freedoms. The usually quiet Thomas' baritone was heard by the whole world when the coronavirus outbreak upended the court's traditional way of doing business. When the biggest decisions were handed down, the chief justice was almost always in the majority and dictated the reach of the court's most controversial cases, whether they were won by the left or the right.
The decisions in some of the biggest cases came with majorities of six or seven justices, a blurring of the stark 5-4 divide between conservatives and liberals on the court