2010 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Clarence Thomas

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The table below lists all opinions filed by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas during the 2010 term of the Supreme Court of the United States, which began October 4, 2010 and concluded October 1, 2011. This was the twentieth term of Thomas' tenure on the Court. Clarence Thomas official SCOTUS portrait.jpg
Clarence Thomas 2010 term statistics
9
Majority or Plurality
8
Concurrence
0
Other
6
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 23
Bench opinions = 22 Opinions relating to orders = 1 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous decisions: 1 Most joined by: Scalia, Kennedy, Alito (11) Least joined by: Kagan (1)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
4-01


Alderman v. United States • [full text] 562 U.S. ___ (2011)

Commerce Clause  • James Guelff and Chris McCurley Body Armor Act of 2002 Scalia (in part)
Thomas dissented from the Court's denial of certiorari, in a case involving whether a federal law against felons possessing body armor was constitutional after United States v. Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995), which was the first Supreme Court case since the New Deal to set limits upon Congress's Commerce Clause power. The lower court's opinion held, on the basis of an older case, Scarborough v. United States, 431 U. S. 563 (1977), that the federal law was presumptively constitutional and that it was therefore not subject to the three-part test established in Lopez for analyzing whether a federal law exceeded Commerce Clause powers. In his dissent, Thomas complained that the Court, in its refusal to review the lower court's decision, "tacitly accepts the nullification of our recent Commerce Clause jurisprudence."
2-02


NASA v. Nelson 562 U.S. ___ (2011)

informational privacy
2-03


Ortiz v. Jordan 562 U.S. ___ (2011)

Scalia, Kennedy
4-04


CSX Transportation, Inc. v. Alabama Dept. of Revenue 562 U.S. ___ (2011)

Ginsburg
2-05


Williamson v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc. 562 U.S. ___ (2011)

2-06


Michigan v. Bryant 562 U.S. ___ (2011)

4-07


Pepper v. United States 562 U.S. ___ (2011)

United States Federal Sentencing Guidelines
4-08


Skinner v. Switzer 562 U.S. ___ (2011)

Kennedy, Alito
1-09


Connick v. Thompson 563 U.S. ___ (2011)

Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Alito
1-10


Cullen v. Pinholster 563 U.S. ___ (2011)

Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy; Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, Kagan
1-11


Sossamon v. Texas 563 U.S. ___ (2011)

prisoners' rights  • Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act  • Spending Clause  • sovereign immunity Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Alito
2-12


AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion 563 U.S. ___ (2011)

Federal Arbitration Act  • federal preemption  • class actions
1-13


Montana v. Wyoming 563 U.S. ___ (2011)

Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor
1-14


Schindler Elevator Corp. v. United States ex rel. Kirk 563 U.S. ___ (2011)

Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Alito
1-15


McNeill v. United States 563 U.S. ___ (2011)

Unanimous
2-16


Sykes v. United States 564 U.S. ___ (2011)

1-17


Talk America, Inc. v. Michigan Bell Telephone Co. 564 U.S. ___ (2011)

Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor
2-18


Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Ltd. Partnership 564 U.S. ___ (2011)

1-19


Janus Capital Group, Inc. v. First Derivative Traders 564 U.S. ___ (2011)

Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Alito
2-20


Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri 564 U.S. ___ (2011)

4-21


Turner v. Rogers 564 U.S. ___ (2011)

Scalia; Roberts, Alito (in part)
1-22


PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing 564 U.S. ___ (2011)

Roberts, Scalia, Alito; Kennedy (part)
4-23


Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Assn. 564 U.S. ___ (2011)

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