2008 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Clarence Thomas

The 2008 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 6, 2008, and concluded October 4, 2009. This was the eighteenth term of Associate Justice Clarence Thomas's tenure on the Court.
Clarence Thomas 2008 term statistics
9
Majority or Plurality
7
Concurrence
0
Other
4
Dissent
3
Concurrence/dissent Total = 23
Bench opinions = 21 Opinions relating to orders = 2 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 3 Most joined by: Scalia (10 in full, 2 in part) Least joined by: Souter, Ginsburg (4 in full, 1 in part)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
401



Altria Group, Inc. v. Good 555 U.S. 70 (2008)

tobacco litigation   unfair trade practices   Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act   federal preemption Roberts, Scalia, Alito
Stevens
102



Jimenez v. Quarterman 555 U.S. 113 (2009)

habeas corpus   Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996   finality of conviction pending out-of-time appeal Unanimous
103



Waddington v. Sarausad 555 U.S. 179 (2009)

habeas corpus   Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996   accomplice liability Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Breyer, Alito
Souter
104



Carcieri v. Salazar 555 U.S. 379 (2009)

Indian Reorganization Act   legal status of Narragansett Tribe   authority of Secretary of the Interior to take land in trust Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Alito
Breyer
Souter
Stevens
405



Negusie v. Holder 555 U.S. 511 (2009)

immigration law   Refugee Act of 1980   persecutor bar for refugee applicants
Kennedy
Scalia
Stevens
206



Wyeth v. Levine 555 U.S. 555 (2009)

Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act   FDA-approved pharmaceutical labeling   federal preemption   failure-to-warn of risks
Stevens
Breyer
Alito
207



Walker v. Georgia 555 U.S. 979 (2008)

Eighth Amendment   death penalty   proportionality review
Stevens
Thomas concurred in the Court's denial of certiorari.
208



Bartlett v. Strickland 556 U.S. 1 (2009)

Voting Rights Act of 1965   legislative redistricting   vote dilution Scalia
Kennedy
Souter
Ginsburg
Breyer
109



Knowles v. Mirzayance 556 U.S. 111 (2009)

Sixth Amendment   ineffective assistance of counsel   withdrawal of not guilty by reason of insanity plea Roberts, Stevens, Kennedy, Breyer, Alito; Scalia, Souter, Ginsburg (in part)
210



Harbison v. Bell 556 U.S. 180 (2009)

federally appointed counsel in state clemency proceedings   certificate of appealability
Stevens
Roberts
Scalia
111



14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett 556 U.S. 247 (2009)

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967   arbitration clause in collective bargaining agreement Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Alito
Stevens
Souter
412



Cone v. Bell 556 U.S. 449 (2009)

Fourteenth Amendment   Due Process Clause   state suppression of mitigating evidence   adequate and independent state ground Scalia
Stevens
Roberts
Alito
213



FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc. 556 U.S. 502 (2009)

Public Telecommunications Act of 1992   indecency ban on broadcast television   fleeting expletives
Scalia
Kennedy
Stevens
Ginsburg
Breyer
114



Carlsbad Technology, Inc. v. HIF Bio, Inc. 556 U.S. 635 (2009)

appeal after removal to state court   supplemental jurisdiction Unanimous
Stevens
Scalia
Breyer
415



Haywood v. Drown 556 U.S. 729 (2009)

Section 1983   state limitation of liability against corrections officers   Supremacy Clause Roberts, Scalia, Alito (in part)
Stevens
116



United States ex rel. Eisenstein v. City of New York 556 U.S. 928 (2009)

False Claims Act   qui tam   Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure   status of United States when not intervening   timeliness of appeal Unanimous
217



Thompson v. McNeil 556 U.S. 1114 (2009)

Eighth Amendment   death penalty   substantial delay
Stevens
Breyer
Thomas concurred in the Court's denial of certiorari.
118



Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc. 557 U.S. 167 (2009)

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967   disparate treatment claim   but-for causation   burden of persuasion Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Alito
Stevens
Breyer
319



Northwest Austin Municipal Util. Dist. No. One v. Holder 557 U.S. 193 (2009)

Voting Rights Act of 1965   preclearance   eligibility of utility district for bailout provision
Roberts
220



Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts 557 U.S. 305 (2009)

Sixth Amendment   Confrontation Clause   forensic analyst affidavits
Scalia
Kennedy
321



Safford Unified School Dist. #1 v. Redding 557 U.S. 364 (2009)

Fourth Amendment   strip search of public school student for contraband
Souter
Stevens
Ginsburg
122



Atlantic Sounding Co. v. Townsend 557 U.S. 404 (2009)

maritime law   Jones Act   punitive damages Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
Alito
323



Cuomo v. Clearing House Assn., L. L. C. 557 U.S. 519 (2009)

National Banking Act   fair-lending laws   federal preemption Roberts, Kennedy, Alito
Scalia

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