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Supreme Court Justice Thomas tells Neb. law students the high court needs geographic diversity
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) ' U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says the nation's highest court would benefit from more geographic diversity among its justices
He also says the court should hold some sessions outside of Washington, D.C.
Thomas' comments came in a speech to University of Nebraska-Lincoln law students Thursday and were reported by the Lincoln Journal Star http://bit.ly/pGwsqS ).
Thomas is a George native who has worked in Washington, D.C., since 1993.
He said the court would benefit from a more balanced geographical mix that "reflects the fact this is a big country, not just the Northeast."
Five of the nine justices have strong ties to Boston, New York and central New Jersey.
Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com