2016 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Clarence Thomas

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The 2016 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 3, 2016, and concluded October 1, 2017. This was the twenty-sixth term of Associate Justice Clarence Thomas's tenure on the Court. Clarence Thomas official SCOTUS portrait.jpg
Clarence Thomas 2016 term statistics
7
Majority or Plurality
13
Concurrence
1
Other
11
Dissent
3
Concurrence/dissent Total = 35
Bench opinions = 32 Opinions relating to orders = 3 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 1 Most joined by: Alito (14 in full, 1 in part) Least joined by: Ginsburg (3)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
201



Bosse v. Oklahoma 580 U.S. ___ (2016)

Eighth Amendment  • death penalty  • victim impact evidence  • opinions of victim's family on sentencing Alito
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per curiam
202



Bravo-Fernandez v. United States 580 U.S. ___ (2016)

Double Jeopardy Clause  • issue preclusion
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Ginsburg
403



Buck v. Davis 580 U.S. ___ (2017)

certificate of appealability  • Sixth Amendment  • ineffective assistance of counsel  • jury consideration of race in imposing death penalty Alito
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Roberts
304



Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Bd. of Elections 580 U.S. ___ (2017)

consideration of race in legislative redistricting  • Equal Protection Clause  • Voting Rights Act
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Kennedy
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Alito
405



Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado 580 U.S. ___ (2017)

Sixth Amendment  • racial bias expressed during jury deliberation  • no-impeachment rule
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Kennedy
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Alito
106



Beckles v. United States 580 U.S. ___ (2017)

Federal Sentencing Guidelines  • residual clause  • Due Process Clause  • void for vagueness doctrine Roberts, Kennedy, Breyer, Alito
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Kennedy
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Ginsburg
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Sotomayor
507



Leonard v. Texas 580 U.S. ___ (2017)

Due Process Clause  • civil forfeiture
Thomas filed a statement respecting the Court's denial of certiorari.
408



Baston v. United States 580 U.S. ___ (2017)

Foreign Commerce Clause  • restitution award to victim of extraterritorial sex trafficking
Thomas dissented from the Court's denial of certiorari.
209



NLRB v. SW General, Inc 580 U.S. ___ (2017)

Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998
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Roberts
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Sotomayor
410



Manuel v. Joliet 580 U.S. ___ (2017)

Fourth Amendment  • unlawful pretrial detention
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Kagan
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Alito
111



Star Athletica, L. L. C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc. 580 U.S. ___ (2017)

copyright law  • features incorporated into design of useful articles Roberts, Alito, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Ginsburg
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Breyer
412



Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp. 580 U.S. ___ (2017)

bankruptcy law  • Chapter 11  • Article III standing  • creditor priority in structured dismissal Alito
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Breyer
213



Coventry Health Care of Mo., Inc. v. Nevils 581 U.S. ___ (2017)

Federal Employees Health Benefits Act of 1959  • state law prohibition of insurance carrier subrogation and reimbursement  • federal preemption
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Ginsburg
114



Manrique v. United States 581 U.S. ___ (2017)

Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure  • appeal from amended judgment for restitution Roberts, Kennedy, Breyer, Alito, Kagan
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Ginsburg
415



Nelson v. Colorado 581 U.S. ___ (2017)

Fourteenth Amendment  • Due Process Clause  • refund of fines, costs, and restitution after reversal of conviction
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Ginsburg
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Alito
216



Lewis v. Clarke 581 U.S. ___ (2017)

tribal sovereign immunity  • extraterritorial tribal commercial activity
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Sotomayor
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Ginsburg
317



Bank of America Corp. v. Miami 581 U.S. ___ (2017)

Fair Housing Act  • municipality as aggrieved person to bring suit Kennedy, Alito
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Breyer
218



Howell v. Howell 581 U.S. ___ (2017)

Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act  • indemnification of post-divorce waiver of military retirement pay  • federal preemption
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Breyer
419



Kindred Nursing Centers, L. P. v. Clark 581 U.S. ___ (2017)

Federal Arbitration Act  • power of attorney authority to agree to arbitration  • federal preemption
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Kagan
120



TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC 581 U.S. ___ (2017)

patent law  • venue  • corporate residence Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor, Kagan
221



Cooper v. Harris 581 U.S. ___ (2017)

Fourteenth Amendment  • Equal Protection Clause  • legislative redistricting on the basis of race  • Voting Rights Act
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Kagan
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Alito
122



Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions 581 U.S. ___ (2017)

Immigration and Nationality Act  • removal proceedings for aggravated felony conviction  • federal classification of statutory rape Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor, Kagan
123



Sandoz Inc v. Amgen Inc. 582 U.S. ___ (2017)

Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009  • patent law  • availability of injunction to enforce biosimilar drug application requirements Unanimous
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Breyer
224



Microsoft Corp. v. Baker 582 U.S. ___ (2017)

appealability of denial of class allegations after voluntary dismissal by named plaintiffs Roberts, Alito
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Ginsburg
225



Sessions v. Morales-Santana 582 U.S. ___ (2017)

Immigration and Nationality Act  • Fifth Amendment  • equal protection  • citizenship based on physical presence in U.S. of unwed mother or father prior to birth Alito
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Ginsburg
226



Ziglar v. Abbasi 582 U.S. ___ (2017)

detentions following the September 11 attacks  • Fifth Amendment  • Due Process Clause  • equal protection  • Fourth Amendment  • implied cause of action
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Kennedy
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Breyer
227



Matal v. Tam 582 U.S. ___ (2017)

trademark law  • First Amendment  • free speech  • disparaging trademarks
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Alito
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Kennedy
228



Weaver v. Massachusetts 582 U.S. ___ (2017)

Sixth Amendment  • public trial violation  • ineffective assistance of counsel  • preservation of error Gorsuch
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Kennedy
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Alito
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Breyer
429



Jae Lee v. United States 582 U.S. ___ (2017)

Sixth Amendment  • ineffective assistance of counsel  • effect of conviction on immigration status Alito (in part)
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Roberts
430



Murr v. Wisconsin 582 U.S. ___ (2017)

Fourteenth Amendment  • regulatory taking  • treatment of separate parcels under common ownership
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Kennedy
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Roberts
231



Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer 582 U.S. ___ (2017)

First Amendment  • Free Exercise Clause  • Establishment Clause  • eligibility of religious organization for government grant Gorsuch
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Roberts
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Breyer
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Gorsuch
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Sotomayor
132



Davila v. Davis 582 U.S. ___ (2017)

Sixth Amendment  • ineffective assistance of counsel  • procedural default  • failure of habeas counsel to raise failure by appellate counsel Roberts, Kennedy, Alito, Gorsuch
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Breyer
433



Hernandez v. Mesa 582 U.S. ___ (2017)

Fourth Amendment  • cross-border shooting of foreign national by federal law enforcement  • implied right of action
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per curiam
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Breyer
334



Trump. v. International Refugee Assistance Project 582 U.S. ___ (2017)

First Amendment  • Free Exercise Clause  • Executive Order 13780 Alito, Gorsuch
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per curiam
435



Peruta v. California 582 U.S. ___ (2017)

Second Amendment  • gun laws in California  • public carrying of firearms Gorsuch
Thomas dissented from the Court's denial of certiorari.

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