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Thompson, Smith

(1768–1843) Supreme Court justice; born in Amenia, N.Y. He served the New York legislature (1800–02) and the state supreme court (1802–18). President Monroe named him secretary of the navy (1818–23) and to the U.S. Supreme Court (1823–43). An antinationalist, he often dissented from the majority of the court.
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We are honored to welcome Justice Thompson as the commencement speaker for Savannah Law School's inaugural commencement exercises.
Prior to becoming a justice on the Supreme Court, Justice Thompson served as a superior court judge in the eight-county Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, having been appointed to that position in 1979 by Governor George Busbee.
211) Justice Thompson, a national of Sierra Leone, dissented from the Trial Chamber's judgment, however, on the basis that the defendants' crimes could be excused by the defenses of necessity and Salus Civis Suprema Lex Est.
Justice Thompson raised the defenses of necessity and Salus Civis Suprema Lex Est (213) sua sponte although neither defense is mentioned in the SCSL Statute.
Justice Thompson addresses it in five short paragraphs without a citation to any authority that suggests that the doctrine is a recognized defense to war crimes.
Six were jailed on the day of the Investiture, Cayo for 15 months, after Mr Justice Thompson told them that because "you love Wales I will deal with you more leniently".
Making the award of pounds 5,546,245, judge Mr Justice Thompson said: "She is an intelligent, strong-minded and self-willed person who is determined to live as normal a family life as is possible.
192) Prior to earning his position on the Supreme Court, Justice Thompson was a superior court judge and Chief Judge of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit from 1987-1994.
196) Justice Thompson voted for the prosecution twenty-three times during the time period studied, thus it can be said that he is one of the most conservative justices on the Court.
In his decision, Justice Thompson writes, "The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, made binding upon the States through the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, provides that government "shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.
Justice Thompson added: "The likely outcome is going to be a custodial sentence.
Justice Thompson accepted what amounted to a joint submission from the Crown and Barrie for sentencing Keeshig and described it as a "just sentence.

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