University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Name Thomas, Clarence
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race African-American
Gender M
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born 1948 in Savannah, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born 1948 in Savannah, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on October 30, 1989, to a seat vacated by Robert H. Bork. Confirmed by the Senate on March 6, 1990, and received commission on March 6, 1990. Service terminated on October 17, 1991, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on July 8, 1991, to a seat vacated by Thurgood Marshall. Confirmed by the Senate on October 15, 1991, and received commission on October 18, 1991.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:

Second Circuit, November 1, 1991-September 29, 1994
District of Columbia Circuit, February 19, 1992
Tenth Circuit, June 28, 1993-September 30, 1993
Eighth Circuit, August 3, 1994-January 31, 2006
Fourth Circuit, September 7, 2005-October 10, 2005
Sixth Circuit, June 29, 2010-September 27, 2010
Eleventh Circuit, February 1, 2006-present
Fifth Circuit, February 25, 2016-June 26, 2017

College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1971
Yale Law School, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:

Assistant attorney general, Jefferson City, Missouri, 1974-1977
Attorney, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, Missouri, 1977-1979
Legislative assistant, U.S. Sen. John C. Danforth, Missouri, 1979-1981
Assistant secretary for civil rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1981-1982
Chairman, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1982-1990

compress summary

Case(s) CJ-FL-0002 : Hill v. McDonough
CJ-NC-0005 : U.S. v. Comstock
CW-TN-0002 : John B. v. Goetz
DR-TN-0001 : Lane v. Tennessee
ED-MI-0001 : Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality by any Means Necessary (BAMN) v. Granholm
EE-CA-0315 : Spink v. Lockheed Corp.
EE-MS-0058 : Smith v. Jackson
FA-KY-0003 : ACLU of Kentucky v. McCreary County, Kentucky
FA-WA-0001 : Doe v. Reed
FH-FL-0007 : City of Miami v. Bank of America Corp.
FH-WI-0001 : U.S. v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company
ID-TX-0001 : Lelsz v. Kavanaugh
IM-AZ-0013 : Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Whiting
IM-AZ-0015 : United States v. Arizona
IM-CA-0002 : Flores v. Reno
IM-CA-0011 : Catholic Social Services v. Ashcroft
IM-CA-0022 : American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee v. Ashcroft
IM-CA-0032 : Kim v. Schiltgen
IM-CA-0098 : City of San Jose v. Trump
IM-CA-0099 : Garcia v. United States of America
IM-CA-0106 : County of Santa Clara v. Trump
IM-DC-0038 : Trustees of Princeton University v. U.S.
IM-FL-0008 : Haitian Refugee Center, Inc. v. Baker
IM-HI-0004 : State of Hawaii v. Trump
IM-NY-0006 : Haitian Centers Council, Inc. v. McNary
IM-NY-0031 : Velazquez v. Legal Services Corp
IM-NY-0051 : Batalla Vidal v. Nielsen
IM-NY-0055 : State of New York v. Trump
IM-NY-0069 : State of New York v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
NS-NY-0007 : Tanvir v. Holder
PB-AL-0005 : Searcy v. Bentley
PB-AL-0008 : Strawser v. Strange
PB-DC-0016 : Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation v. Mnuchin
PB-KY-0001 : Love v. Beshear
PB-MI-0004 : DeBoer v. Snyder
PB-NY-0032 : State of New York v. U.S. Department of Commerce
PB-NY-0033 : New York Immigration Coalition v. U.S. Department of Commerce
PB-OH-0003 : Obergefell v. Hodges
PB-OH-0004 : Henry v. Wymyslo
PB-TN-0005 : Tanco v. Haslam
PC-AL-0028 : Hope v. Pelzer
PC-AR-0014 : Holt v. Hobbs
PC-CA-0039 : Ngo v. Woodford
PC-CA-0041 : Johnson v. California
PC-MO-0011 : Roe v. Crawford
PC-PA-0025 : Banks v. Beard
PD-MI-0002 : Tesmer v. Granholm
PH-TX-0004 : Inclusive Communities Project v. Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
PR-CA-0004 : Sierra Club v. Trump
PR-DC-0016 : Trump v. Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives
PR-DC-0019 : Alabama Association of Realtors v. U.S. Dep't of Health and Human Services
PR-NV-0001 : Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley v. Sisolak
PR-NY-0004 : Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University v. Trump
SD-KY-0001 : Meredith, Custodial Parent and Next Friend of McDonald v. Jefferson County Bd. of Ed
SD-MI-0002 : Grutter v. Bollinger
SD-MI-0003 : Gratz v. Bollinger
SD-WA-0001 : Parents Involved In Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1
VR-AL-0268 : People First of Alabama v. Merrill
VR-DC-1169 : Shelby County v. Holder
VR-FL-0057 : Johnson v. DeGrandy
VR-WI-0018 : Whitford v. Gill

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