2016 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Clarence Thomas

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 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
per curiam
202



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

Double Jeopardy Clause   issue preclusion
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
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
Kennedy
Alito
405



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

Sixth Amendment   racial bias expressed during jury deliberation   no-impeachment rule
Kennedy
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
Kennedy
Ginsburg
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
Roberts
Sotomayor
410



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

Fourth Amendment   unlawful pretrial detention
Kagan
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
Ginsburg
Breyer
412



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

bankruptcy law   Chapter 11   Article III standing   creditor priority in structured dismissal Alito
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
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
Ginsburg
415



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

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



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

tribal sovereign immunity   extraterritorial tribal commercial activity
Sotomayor
Ginsburg
317



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

Fair Housing Act   municipality as aggrieved person to bring suit Kennedy, Alito
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
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
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
Kagan
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
Breyer
224



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

appealability of denial of class allegations after voluntary dismissal by named plaintiffs Roberts, Alito
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
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
Kennedy
Breyer
227



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

trademark law   First Amendment   free speech   disparaging trademarks
Alito
Kennedy
228



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

Sixth Amendment   public trial violation   ineffective assistance of counsel   preservation of error Gorsuch
Kennedy
Alito
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)
Roberts
430



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

Fourteenth Amendment   regulatory taking   treatment of separate parcels under common ownership
Kennedy
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
Roberts
Breyer
Gorsuch
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
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
per curiam
Breyer
334



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

First Amendment   Free Exercise Clause   Executive Order 13780 Alito, Gorsuch
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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