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The 2005 term of the
Supreme Court of the United States began October 3, 2005 and concluded October 1, 2006. This was the fifteenth term of Associate Justice Clarence Thomas's tenure on the Court.
Clarence Thomas 2005 term statistics
Majority or Plurality
Bench opinions = 19
Opinions relating to orders = 1
In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 3
Most joined by: Scalia (13)
Least joined by: O'Connor (2) 
Wagnon v. Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
546 U.S. 95 (2005)
Roberts, Stevens, O'Connor, Scalia, Souter, Breyer
Gonzales v. Oregon
546 U.S. 243 (2006)
Central Virginia Community College v. Katz
546 U.S. 356 (2006)
Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy
Unitherm Food Systems, Inc. v. Swift-Eckrich, Inc.
546 U.S. 394 (2006)
Roberts, O'Connor, Scalia, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
Alito did not participate.
Buckeye Check Cashing, Inc. v. Cardegna
546 U.S. 440 (2006)
Whether illegality of contract under state law precludes
Thomas reiterated his belief that the Federal Arbitration Act does not preclude state law.
Dolan v. United States Postal Service
546 U.S. 481 (2006)
Statutory immunity of USPS from suit
Texaco, Inc. v. Dagher
547 U.S. 1 (2006)
antitrust • applicability to joint ventures
Georgia v. Randolph
547 U.S. 103 (2006)
Northern Ins. Co. of N.Y. v. Chatham County
547 U.S. 189 (2006)
U.S. Const. amend. XI • Sovereign immunity of counties
Jones v. Flowers
547 U.S. 220 (2006)
Due process • U.S. Const. amend. XIV • notice requirements to property owner prior to tax sale
eBay Inc. v. MercExchange, L.L.C.
547 U.S. 388 (2006)
Anza v. Ideal Steel Supply Corp.
547 U.S. 451 (2006)
Thomas also joined the majority in part.
Davis v. Washington
547 U.S. 813 (2006)
Samson v. California
547 U.S. 843 (2006)
Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Alito
Rangel-Reyes v. United States
547 U.S. 1200 (2006)
Rights of the accused • U.S. Const. amend. VI • right to a jury trial
Thomas dissented from the denial of certiorari, which he thought should be granted so the Court could rule that the fact of a prior conviction, when an element of a crime, should be decided by a jury. Thomas believed this exception to the Apprendi rule was not found within the Constitution itself, but only derived from prior precedent that a majority of the Court no longer supported. "The Court’s duty to resolve this matter is particularly compelling, because we are the only court authorized to do so. And until we do so, countless criminal defendants will be denied the full protection afforded by the Fifth and Sixth Amendments, notwithstanding the agreement of a majority of the Court that this result is unconstitutional. There is no good reason to allow such a state of affairs to persist."
Kansas v. Marsh
548 U.S. 163 (2006)
Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Alito
Washington v. Recuenco
548 U.S. 212 (2006)
Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Breyer, Alito
Randall v. Sorrell
548 U.S. 230 (2006)
Beard v. Banks
548 U.S. 521 (2006)
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld
548 U.S. 557 (2006)
Habeas corpus • presidential authority to try prisoners in military commissions
Scalia; Alito (in part)
^ Justice O'Connor retired January 31, 2006. Of the justices who participated the entire term, Justice Stevens joined the fewest of Thomas's opinions, with four.
, Supreme Court of the United States, archived from 2005 Term Opinions of the Court the original on May 16, 2012 , retrieved December 15, 2016 .
, Supreme Court of the United States, archived from 2005 Term Opinions Relating to Orders the original on May 27, 2010 , retrieved December 15, 2016 .
, Supreme Court of the United States, archived from 2005 Term In-Chambers Opinions the original on May 16, 2012 , retrieved December 15, 2016 .