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Clarence Thomas

Mar 7, 2013

Playin’ the name game: Justice Kennedy picks up honor

When it comes to getting something named for you before you are dead and buried, being on the Supreme Court isn't a bad choice.

Feb 28, 2013

Justices of US Supreme Court provide clarity — but no relief — for immigration defendants

A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court that a seminal Sixth Amendment rights case is not retroactive has provided clarity for attorneys while dashing the hopes of thousands of defendants.

Jan 18, 2013

He speaks!

Monday, for the first time since Feb. 22, 2006, Thomas spoke actual words during oral arguments, uttering “Well, he did not …” according to the official transcript.

Jan 15, 2013

Justice Thomas speaks at Supreme Court for 1st time in 7 years

Justice Clarence Thomas did something at a Supreme Court argument Monday for the first time in nearly seven years — he spoke.

Sep 13, 2012

Justice Thomas: Americans still arguing over government limits

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says the same arguments the Founding Fathers fought over during the creation of the United States are still raging today.

Jun 21, 2012

Court: Use new drug sentencing law in crack cases (UPDATE)

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that people who committed crack cocaine crimes before more lenient penalties took effect and received their prison sentence afterward should benefit from the new rules.

Jun 20, 2012

US Supreme Court fractures on expert testimony issue

The Confrontation Clause does not bar an expert from testifying at a criminal trial that a DNA profile produced by an outside laboratory matched the defendant’s state lab DNA profile, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a fractured opinion.

Jun 20, 2012

THE DARK SIDE: Where have all the burglars gone?

As a matter of policy, I generally avoid modern literature.

Jun 18, 2012

US Supreme Court says no OT pay for drug sales reps

The Supreme Court has ruled that sales representatives for pharmaceutical companies do not qualify for overtime pay under federal law, a big victory for the drug industry.

Jun 18, 2012

US high court sides with state in DNA case

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a rape conviction over objections that the defendant did not have the chance to question the reliability of the DNA evidence that helped convict him.

Apr 2, 2012

Immigration travel ban isn’t retroactive, says U.S. Supreme Court

An immigration statute limiting a legal permanent resident’s right of reentry does not apply retroactively to a felony conviction before the effective date of the law, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 6-3.

Mar 26, 2012

High court: Counsel right extended to expired plea deals

A criminal defendant could assert an ineffective assistance of counsel claim with respect to plea deals that his lawyer failed to communicate to him before they expired, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 5-4.

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