Justice Thomas has participated in 81 civil cases primarily involving constitutional law issues. He has supported the defendant in 49 cases and has voted against defendants 32 times. Between 2001 and 2012, he supported defendants in 35 such cases while voting against defendants 16 times. Since that time, he has voted for defendants 14 times and against defendants 16 times.
Justice Thomas had participated in 42 civil constitutional law cases won by the defendant at the Appellate Court, voting to affirm 26 times and to reverse, at least in part, in 16 cases. Between 2001 and 2008, he voted to affirm 14 times and to reverse in 8 cases. From 2009 to 2014, he voted to affirm in ten of eleven cases. Since that time however, he has voted to affirm in only two of nine cases.
Since 2001, Justice Thomas has participated in 39 civil constitutional law cases lost by the defendants at the Appellate Court, voting to reverse 23 times and to affirm in 16 cases. Between 2001 and 2012, Justice Thomas voted to reverse in 16 cases while voting to affirm 7 times. Since that time, he has voted to reverse in 7 of 16 cases.
Join us here next Tuesday as we continue our review of the Justices’ voting records in constitutional law cases.