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Clarence Thomas absent ‘due to illness’, as the Supreme Court begins new term

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The Supreme court was a member short as the new session began on Monday, with Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, apparently sick for the start of the oral arguments.

Chief Justice John Roberts announced in the morning, Thomas, 71, would not be present, says the senior associate justice was “indisposed due to illness.”

Roberts gave no further details about Thomas’ condition.

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Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who recently went through cancer, was present and active, it asks the first question during the first event of the day, Kahler v. Kansas. This case deals with the question whether the member States, the elimination of the insanity defense to criminal defendants, can. Kansas is currently one of four States that claim to bar defendant’s insanity as a defense.

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The other cases of the day by Peter v. NantKwest, which deals with fee awards in patent denial-challenges and Ramos v. Louisiana, which have changed for Louisiana-the lack of a requirement for unanimous jury verdicts the state of the law in 2018 will require unanimous verdicts, but only in felony cases for crimes committed after Jan. were 1, 2019.

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Despite his absence from the Assembly, the arguments, Thomas is expected to participate in the decision of the cases.

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