2009 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Clarence Thomas

The 2009 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 5, 2009, and concluded October 3, 2010. This was the nineteenth term of Associate Justice Clarence Thomas's tenure on the Court.
Clarence Thomas 2009 term statistics
8
Majority or Plurality
14
Concurrence
0
Other
5
Dissent
1
Concurrence/dissent Total = 28
Bench opinions = 26 Opinions relating to orders = 2 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 2 Most joined by: Scalia (15) Least joined by: Ginsburg, Breyer (5)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
201



Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Carpenter 558 U.S. 100 (2009)

appealability of disclosure orders adverse to attorney-client privilege   collateral order doctrine
Sotomayor
202



McDaniel v. Brown 558 U.S. 120 (2010)

habeas corpus   sufficiency of the evidence review   DNA evidence Scalia
per curiam
403



Presley v. Georgia 558 U.S. 209 (2010)

Sixth Amendment   right to public trial   exclusion of public from jury voir dire Scalia
per curiam
304



Citizens United v. Federal Election Comm'n 558 U.S. 310 (2010)

campaign finance reform   Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002   First Amendment   free speech   corporate speech
Kennedy
Roberts
Scalia
Stevens
206



Johnson v. Bredesen 558 U.S. 1067 (2009)

Eighth Amendment   death penalty
Stevens
Thomas concurred in the Court's denial of certiorari.
207



Wilkins v. Gaddy 559 U.S. 34 (2010)

Eighth Amendment   use of excessive force Scalia
per curiam
208



Maryland v. Shatzer 559 U.S. 98 (2010)

Fifth Amendment   Miranda rights   release to general prison population as break in custody
Scalia
Stevens
109



Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick 559 U.S. 154 (2010)

copyright law   prelitigation registration requirement   subject matter jurisdiction Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Alito
Ginsburg
110



Bloate v. United States 559 U.S. 196 (2010)

Speedy Trial Act   exclusion of time granted to prepare pretrial motions Roberts, Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor
Ginsburg
Alito
211



Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P. A. v. United States 559 U.S. 229 (2010)

Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005   bankruptcy attorneys as debt relief agencies
Sotomayor
Scalia
112



United Student Aid Funds, Inc. v. Espinosa 559 U.S. 260 (2010)

bankruptcy law   undue hardship discharge of student loan debt   failure to serve creditor with summons and complaint Unanimous
213



Berghuis v. Smith 559 U.S. 314 (2010)

Sixth Amendment   right to impartial jury representing cross-section of community
Ginsburg
214



Jones v. Harris Associates 559 U.S. 335 (2010)

Investment Company Act of 1940   investment advisor compensation as breach of fiduciary duty
Alito
215



Perdue v. Kenny A. 559 U.S. 542 (2010)

Civil Rights Attorney's Fees Award Act of 1976   calculation of attorney's fees
Alito
Kennedy
Breyer
416



Noriega v. Pastrana 559 U.S. 917 (2010)

Military Commissions Act of 2006   Third Geneva Convention   extradition of prisoner of war   habeas corpus   Suspension Clause Scalia
Thomas dissented from the Court's denial of certiorari in a proceeding brought by former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega to challenge his extradition to France upon his release from federal prison.
417



Graham v. Florida 560 U.S. 48 (2010)

Eighth Amendment   cruel and unusual punishment   sentencing of juveniles to life imprisonment for nonhomicide crimes Scalia; Alito (in part)
Kennedy
Roberts
Stevens
Alito
418



United States v. Comstock 560 U.S. 126 (2010)

Necessary and Proper Clause   civil commitment of mentally ill, sexually dangerous prisoners Scalia (in part)
Breyer
Kennedy
Alito
219



United States v. O'Brien 560 U.S. 218 (2010)

use of machine gun in federal crime as element or sentencing factor
Kennedy
Stevens
120



Hardt v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co. 560 U.S. 242 (2010)

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974   award of attorney's fees Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor; Stevens (in part)
Stevens
221



Samantar v. Yousuf 560 U.S. 305 (2010)

Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act   immunity for officials of foreign states
Stevens
Scalia
Alito
222



Levin v. Commerce Energy, Inc. 560 U.S. 413 (2010)

discriminatory state taxation   comity Scalia
Ginsburg
Kennedy
Alito
223



Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder 560 U.S. 563 (2010)

Immigration and Nationality Act   discretionary cancellation of removal proceedings   drug possession as aggravated felony
Stevens
Scalia
124



Astrue v. Ratliff 560 U.S. 586 (2010)

Equal Access to Justice Act   award of attorney's fees   administrative offset to satisfy debt to government Unanimous
Sotomayor
125



Schwab v. Reilly 560 U.S. 770 (2010)

bankruptcy law   Chapter 7   trustee objections to claimed estate exemptions Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Alito, Sotomayor
Ginsburg
426



Doe v. Reed 561 U.S. 186 (2010)

public disclosure of referendum petitions   First Amendment   free speech
Roberts
Stevens
Scalia
Breyer
Alito
Sotomayor
127



Granite Rock Co. v. Teamsters 561 U.S. 287 (2010)

Labor Management Relations Act   arbitration of collective bargaining agreement ratification date Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito; Stevens, Sotomayor (in part)
Sotomayor
128



Magwood v. Patterson 561 U.S. 320 (2010)

habeas corpus   Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996   claims in second or successive applications Scalia; Stevens, Breyer, Sotomayor (in part)
Breyer
Kennedy
229



McDonald v. Chicago 561 U.S. 742 (2010)

Second Amendment   Fourteenth Amendment   Incorporation Doctrine   gun control
Alito
Scalia
Stevens
Breyer

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