2017 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Clarence Thomas

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The 2017 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 2, 2017, and will conclude September 30, 2018. This is the twenty-seventh term of Associate Justice Clarence Thomas's tenure on the Court. Clarence Thomas official SCOTUS portrait.jpg
Clarence Thomas 2017 term statistics (in progress)
7
Majority or Plurality
15
Concurrence
0
Other
13
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 35
Bench opinions = 31 Opinions relating to orders = 4 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 0 Most joined by: - Least joined by: -
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
401



Upstate Citizens for Equality, Inc. v. United States 583 U.S. ___ (2017)

Indian Commerce Clause  • Indian Reorganization Act  • taking of state land into trust
Thomas dissented from the Court's denial of certiorari.
402



Tharpe v. Sellers 583 U.S. ___ (2018)

Alito, Gorsuch
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per curiam
103



District of Columbia v. Wesby 583 U.S. ___ (2018)

Fourth Amendment  • probable cause  • totality of the circumstances  • qualified immunity Roberts, Kennedy, Breyer, Alito, Kagan, Gorsuch
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Ginsburg
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Sotomayor
404



Silvester v. Becerra 583 U.S. ___ (2018)

Second Amendment  • right to bear arms  • state law firearm purchase waiting period
Thomas dissented from the Court's denial of certiorari.
205



Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers 583 U.S. ___ (2018)

Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act  • whistleblower protection Alito, Gorsuch
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Ginsburg
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Sotomayor
106



Patchak v Zinke 583 U.S. ___ (2018)

Indian Reorganization Act  • Gun Lake Act  • Article III Breyer, Alito, Kagan
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Ginsburg
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Breyer
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Sotomayor
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Roberts
207



Jennings v. Rodriguez 583 U.S. ___ (2018)

Gorsuch (in part)
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Alito
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Breyer
408



Garco Construction, Inc. v. Speer 583 U.S. ___ (2018)

Gorsuch
Thomas dissented from the Court's denial of certiorari.
409



Marinello v. United States 584 U.S. ___ (2018)

interference with IRS proceeding Alito
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Breyer
110



Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro 584 U.S. ___ (2018)

Fair Labor Standards Act  • exemption from overtime pay for salesmen Roberts, Kennedy, Alito, Gorsuch
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Ginsburg
411



Sessions v. Dimaya 584 U.S. ___ (2018)

Immigration and Nationality Act  • deportation for crime of violence  • Due Process Clause  • void for vagueness doctrine Kennedy, Alito (in part)
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Kagan
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Gorsuch
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Roberts
212



Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC 584 U.S. ___ (2018)

Alien Tort Statute  • suits against foreign corporations
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Kennedy
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Alito
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Gorsuch
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Sotomayor
113



Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene's Energy Group, LLC 584 U.S. ___ (2018)

patent law  • inter partes review  • cancellation of patent by United States Patent and Trademark Office  • Article III Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Breyer
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Gorsuch
214



Byrd v. United States 584 U.S. ___ (2018)

Fourth Amendment  • search of rental vehicle  • expectation of privacy of driver not listed on rental agreement Gorsuch
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Kennedy
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Alito
215



Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Assn. 584 U.S. ___ (2018)

Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act  • state authorization of sports gambling  • Tenth Amendment  • anticommandeering doctrine
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Alito
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Breyer
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Ginsburg
216



Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis 584 U.S. ___ (2018)

Federal Arbitration Act  • Fair Labor Standards Act  • concerted action in employment disputes
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Gorsuch
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Ginsburg
417



Upper Skagit Tribe v. Lundgren 584 U.S. ___ (2018)

tribal sovereign immunity  • immovable property exception Alito
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Gorsuch
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Roberts
218



Collins v. Virginia 584 U.S. ___ (2018)

Fourth Amendment  • motor vehicle exception to warrant requirement  • search of curtilage  • exclusionary rule  • Supremacy Clause
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Sotomayor
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Alito
219



Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Comm'n 584 U.S. ___ (2018)

First Amendment  • Free Exercise Clause  • LGBT anti-discrimination law in public accommodations
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Kennedy
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Kagan
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Gorsuch
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Ginsburg
220



Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute 584 U.S. ___ (2018)

National Voter Registration Act  • Help America Vote Act of 2002  • deregistration for failure to vote
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Alito
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Breyer
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Sotomayor
221



Gill v. Whitford 585 U.S. ___ (2018)

partisan gerrymandering  • Article III  • standing  • Equal Protection Gorsuch
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Roberts
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Kagan
422



Lozman v. Riviera Beach 585 U.S. ___ (2018)

First Amendment  • freedom of speech  • retaliatory arrest  • probable cause
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Kennedy
423



Rosales-Mireles v. United States 585 U.S. ___ (2018)

United States Federal Sentencing Guidelines  • Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure  • errors in calculating sentencing range Alito
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Sotomayor
224



South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. 585 U.S. ___ (2018)

state taxation of internet commerce  • Commerce Clause  • physical presence of out of state seller
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Kennedy
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Gorsuch
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Roberts
225



Lucia v. SEC 585 U.S. ___ (2018)

SEC administrative law judges  • Appointments Clause Gorsuch
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Kagan
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Breyer
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Sotomayor
426



Carpenter v. United States 585 U.S. ___ (2018)

Fourth Amendment  • acquisition of cell site records without search warrant
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Roberts
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Kennedy
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Alito
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Gorsuch
127



WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp. 585 U.S. ___ (2018)

patent law  • recovery of foreign profits as infringement damages Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Alito, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Gorsuch
228



Ortiz v. United States 585 U.S. ___ (2018)

Article III  • appellate jurisdiction over U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces  • Article II  • Appointments Clause  • eligibility to serve on Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals after appointment to Court of Military Commission Review
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Kagan
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Alito
129



Ohio v. American Express Co. 585 U.S. ___ (2018)

antitrust law  • Sherman Antitrust Act  • antisteering provisions in two-sided credit card markets Roberts, Kennedy, Alito, Gorsuch
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Breyer
230



Abbott v. Perez 585 U.S. ___ (2018)

legislative redistricting  • Voting Rights Act  • Fourteenth Amendment  • Equal Protection Clause  • racial gerrymandering Gorsuch
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Alito
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Sotomayor
231



Trump v. Hawaii 585 U.S. ___ (2018)

Executive Order 13780  • Immigration and Nationality Act  • Article III  • First Amendment  • Establishment Clause  • authority of district court to issue universal injunction
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Roberts
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Kennedy
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Breyer
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Sotomayor
132



National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra 585 U.S. ___ (2018)

First Amendment  • free speech  • abortion  • crisis pregnancy center notice and disclosure requirements regarding licensure and abortion service availability Roberts, Kennedy, Alito, Gorsuch
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Kennedy
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Breyer
433



Florida v. Georgia 585 U.S. ___ (2018)

tri-state water dispute Alito, Kagan, Gorsuch
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Breyer
434



North Carolina v. Covington 585 U.S. ___ (2018)

legislative redistricting  • racial gerrymandering
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per curiam
435



Rowan County v. Lund 585 U.S. ___ (2018)

First Amendment  • Establishment Clause  • legislative prayer Gorsuch
Thomas dissented from the Court's denial of certiorari.

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