2012 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Clarence Thomas

The 2012 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 1, 2012, and concluded October 6, 2013. This was the twenty-second term of Associate Justice Clarence Thomas's tenure on the Court.
Clarence Thomas 2012 term statistics
8
Majority or Plurality
11
Concurrence
0
Other
7
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 26
Bench opinions = 25 Opinions relating to orders = 1 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 4 Most joined by: Scalia (11) Least joined by: Sotomayor, Kagan (6)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
101



Ryan v. Valencia Gonzales 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

habeas corpus   competence Unanimous
Thomas's unanimous opinion for the Court held that a state prisoner petitioning for a federal writ of habeas corpus has no statutory right to suspend the proceedings when he is determined to be incompetent.
202



Chaidez v. United States 568 U.S. ___ (2012)

ineffective assistance of counsel   retroactivity of new rules of criminal procedure
Kagan
Sotomayor
103



Marx v. General Revenue Corp. 568 U.S. ___ (2012)

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act   Federal Rules of Civil Procedure   award of costs to prevailing plaintiff Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito
Sotomayor
404



Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

securities fraud   Securities Exchange Act of 1934 §10(b)   SEC Rule 10b-5   fraud-on-the-market theory   materiality   class certification Kennedy; Scalia (in part)
Ginsburg
Alito
Scalia
105



Millbrook v. United States 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Federal Tort Claims Act   waiver of sovereign immunity for intentional torts by law enforcement Unanimous
106



Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Fair Labor Standards Act   collective action   offer of judgment   mootness Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Alito
Kagan
407



Missouri v. McNeely 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Fourth Amendment   exigent circumstances   drunk driving   government-compelled blood alcohol test
Sotomayor
Kennedy
Roberts
408



Moncrieffe v. Holder 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Immigration and Nationality Act   ineligibility for discretionary relief due to aggravated felony
Sotomayor
Alito
209



McBurney v. Young 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Virginia Freedom of Information Act   Privileges and Immunities Clause   Dormant Commerce Clause
Alito
110



PPL Corp. v. Commissioner 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

UK Windfall Tax   foreign tax credit Unanimous
Sotomayor
211



Hillman v. Maretta 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Act   designation of beneficiary   federal preemption
Sotomayor
Alito
112



Horne v. Department of Agriculture 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937   Takings Clause Unanimous
413



Peugh v. United States 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Federal Sentencing Guidelines   Ex Post Facto Clause Roberts, Scalia, Alito (in part)
Sotomayor
Alito
114



Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

patent law   gene patents   DNA extraction   BRCA mutation Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor, Kagan; Scalia (in part)
Scalia
215



American Trucking Assns., Inc. v. Los Angeles 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994
Kagan
416



Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Ariz., Inc. 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

National Voter Registration Act of 1993   Elections Clause   Arizona Proposition 200 (2004)
Scalia
Kennedy
Alito
117



Alleyne v. United States 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Sixth Amendment   right to a jury trial   mandatory minimum sentencing   judicial factfinding Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan; Breyer (in part)
Breyer
Sotomayor
Roberts
Alito
218



Salinas v. Texas 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Fifth Amendment   self-incrimination Scalia
Alito
Breyer
219



American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Federal Arbitration Act   Sherman Antitrust Act   class action
Scalia
Kagan
220



Descamps v. United States 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Armed Career Criminal Act
Kagan
Kennedy
Alito
221



Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

affirmative action   race as factor in college admissions   Fourteenth Amendment   Equal Protection Clause
Kennedy
Scalia
Ginsburg
422



United States v. Kebodeaux 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act   Necessary and Proper Clause Scalia (in part)
Breyer
Roberts
Alito
Scalia
223



Vance v. Ball State Univ. 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Title VII   vicarious liability of supervisors
Alito
Ginsburg
224



Shelby County v. Holder 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Voting Rights Act of 1965   coverage formula   preclearance   Fifteenth Amendment
Roberts
Ginsburg
225



Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Indian Child Welfare Act   termination of parental rights
Alito
Breyer
Scalia
Sotomayor
426



Lanus v. United States 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Federal Tort Claims Act   exclusion of lawsuits by military personnel
Thomas dissented from the Court's denial of certiorari, in a case asking the Court to revisit its decision in Feres v. United States, 340 U.S. 135 (1950) that the FTCA did not allow military personnel to sue the government for the negligence of federal employees. Thomas argued that Feres should be overturned because the text of the FTCA provided no basis for such an exception.

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