1999 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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The 1999 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 4, 1999 and concluded October 1, 2000. The table illustrates which opinion was filed by each justice in each case and which justices joined each opinion.

Table keyEdit


Delivered the Court's opinion

Joined the Court's opinion

Filed a concurrence

Joined a concurrence

Filed a dissent

Joined a dissent

Filed a concurrence/dissent

Joined a concurrence/dissent

Did not participate in the decision
  • Decisions that do not note an argument date were decided without oral argument. Decisions that do not note a Justice delivering the Court's opinion are per curiam.
  • Multiple concurrences and dissents within a case are numbered, with joining votes numbered accordingly. Justices frequently join multiple opinions in a single case; each vote is subdivided accordingly.
  • An asterisk ( * ) in the Court's opinion denotes that it was only a majority in part or a plurality. An asterisk in a joining vote denotes that the justice joined it only in part.
  • A dash ( - ) denotes that the Justice voted without filing or joining an opinion.
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Rehnquist Stevens O'Connor Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer
1 Brancato v. Gunn, 528 U.S. 1October 12, 1999
2 Antonelli v. Caridine, 528 U.S. 3October 12, 1999
3 Judd v. United States Dist. Court for Western Dist. of Tex., 528 U.S. 5October 12, 1999
4 Dempsey v. Martin, 528 U.S. 7October 12, 1999
5 Prunty v. Brooks, 528 U.S. 9October 12, 1999
6 Flippo v. West Virginia, 528 U.S. 11October 18, 1999
7 In re Bauer, 528 U.S. 16October 18, 1999
8 Texas v. Lesage, 528 U.S. 18November 29, 1999
9 Fiore v. White, 528 U.S. 23October 12, 1999November 30, 1999
10 Los Angeles Police Dept. v. United Reporting Publishing Corp., 528 U.S. 32October 13, 1999December 7, 1999
11 Drye v. United States, 528 U.S. 49November 8, 1999December 7, 1999
12 Kimel v. Florida Board of Regents, 528 U.S. 62October 13, 1999January 11, 2000
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13 New York v. Hill, 528 U.S. 110November 2, 1999January 11, 2000
14 Illinois v. Wardlow, 528 U.S. 119November 2, 1999January 12, 2000
15 Reno v. Condon, 528 U.S. 141November 10, 1999January 12, 2000
16 Martinez v. Court of Appeal of California, Fourth Appellate District, 528 U.S. 152November 9, 1999January 12, 2000
17 Friends of the Earth, Inc. v. Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc., 528 U.S. 167October 12, 1999January 12, 2000
18 Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Slater, 528 U.S. 216January 12, 2000
19 Weeks v. Angelone, 528 U.S. 225December 6, 1999January 19, 2000
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20 Gutierrez v. Ada, 528 U.S. 250December 6, 1999January 19, 2000
21 Smith v. Robbins, 528 U.S. 259October 5, 1999January 19, 2000
22 United States v. Martinez-Salazar, 528 U.S. 304November 29, 1999January 19, 2000
23 Reno v. Bossier Parish School Bd., 528 U.S. 320October 6, 1999January 24, 2000
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24 Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC, 528 U.S. 377October 5, 1999January 24, 2000
25 Baral v. United States, 528 U.S. 431January 18, 2000February 22, 2000
26 Weisgram v. Marley Co., 528 U.S. 440January 18, 2000February 22, 2000
27 Hunt-Wesson, Inc. v. Franchise Tax Board of California, 528 U.S. 458January 12, 2000February 22, 2000
28 Roe v. Flores-Ortega, 528 U.S. 470November 1, 1999February 23, 2000
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29 Rice v. Cayetano, 528 U.S. 495October 6, 1999February 23, 2000
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30 Rotella v. Wood, 528 U.S. 549November 3, 1999February 23, 2000
31 Village of Willowbrook v. Olech, 528 U.S. 562January 10, 2000February 23, 2000
32 Shalala v. Illinois Council on Long Term Care, Inc., 529 U.S. 1November 08, 1999February 29, 2000
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33 United States v. Johnson, 529 U.S. 53December 8, 1999March 1, 2000
34 Portuondo v. Agard, 529 U.S. 61November 1, 1999March 6, 2000
35 United States v. Locke, 529 U.S. 89December 7, 1999March 6, 2000
36 FDA v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., 529 U.S. 120December 1, 1999March 21, 2000
37 Cortez Byrd Chips, Inc. v. Bill Harbert Construction Co., 529 U.S. 193January 10, 2000March 21, 2000
38 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Samara Brothers, Inc., 529 U.S. 205January 19, 2000March 22, 2000
39 Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System v. Southworth, 529 U.S. 217November 9, 1999March 22, 2000
40 Garner v. Jones, 529 U.S. 244January 11, 2000March 28, 2000
41 Florida v. J. L., 529 U.S. 266February 29, 2000March 28, 2000
42 City of Erie v. Pap's A. M., 529 U.S. 277November 10, 1999March 29, 2000
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43 Free v. Abbott Laboratories, Inc., 529 U.S. 333March 27, 2000April 3, 2000
44 Bond v. United States, 529 U.S. 334February 29, 2000April 17, 2000
45 Norfolk Southern Railroad Co. v. Shanklin, 529 U.S. 344March 1, 2000April 17, 2000
46 Williams v. Taylor, 529 U.S. 362October 4, 1999April 18, 2000
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47 Williams v. Taylor, 529 U.S. 420February 28, 2000April 18, 2000
48 Edwards v. Carpenter, 529 U.S. 446February 28, 2000April 25, 2000
49 Nelson v. Adams USA, Inc., 529 U.S. 460March 27, 2000April 25, 2000
50 Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473March 29, 2000April 26, 2000
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51 Beck v. Prupis, 529 U.S. 494November 3, 1999April 26, 2000
52 Carmell v. Texas, 529 U.S. 513November 30, 1999May 1, 2000
53 Christensen v. Harris County, 529 U.S. 576February 23, 2000May 1, 2000
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54 United States v. Morrison, 529 U.S. 598January 11, 2000May 15, 2000
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55 Fischer v. United States, 529 U.S. 667February 22, 2000May 15, 2000
56 Johnson v. United States, 529 U.S. 694February 22, 2000May 15, 2000
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57 Public Lands Council v. Babbitt, 529 U.S. 728March 1, 2000May 15, 2000
58 Ohler v. United States, 529 U.S. 753March 20, 2000May 22, 2000
59 Vermont Agency of Natural Resources v. United States ex rel. Stevens, 529 U.S. 765November 29, 1999May 22, 2000
60 United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc., 529 U.S. 803November 30, 1999May 22, 2000
61 Jones v. United States, 529 U.S. 848March 21, 2000May 22, 2000
62 Geier v. American Honda Motor Co., 529 U.S. 861December 7, 1999May 22, 2000
63 Hartford Underwriters Ins. Co. v. Union Planters Bank, N.A., 530 U.S. 1March 20, 2000May 30, 2000
64 Raleigh v. Illinois Dept. of Revenue, 530 U.S. 15April 17, 2000May 30, 2000
65 United States v. Hubbell, 530 U.S. 27February 22, 2000June 5, 2000
66 Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57January 12, 2000June 5, 2000
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67 Sims v. Apfel, 530 U.S. 103March 28, 2000June 5, 2000
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68 Castillo v. United States, 530 U.S. 120April 24, 2000June 5, 2000
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69 Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc., 530 U.S. 133March 21, 2000June 12, 2000
70 Ramdass v. Angelone, 530 U.S. 156April 18, 2000June 12, 2000
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71 Pegram v. Herdrich, 530 U.S. 211February 23, 2000June 12, 2000
72 Harris Trust and Savings Bank v. Salomon Smith Barney Inc., 530 U.S. 238April 17, 2000June 12, 2000
73 Carter v. United States, 530 U.S. 255April 19, 2000June 12, 2000
74 Santa Fe Independent School District v. Doe, 530 U.S. 290March 29, 2000June 19, 2000
75 Miller v. French, 530 U.S. 327April 18, 2000June 19, 2000
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76 Crosby v. National Foreign Trade Council, 530 U.S. 363March 22, 2000June 19, 2000
77 Arizona v. California, 530 U.S. 392April 25, 2000June 19, 2000
78 Dickerson v. United States, 530 U.S. 428April 19, 2000June 26, 2000
79 Apprendi v. New Jersey, 530 U.S. 466March 28, 2000June 26, 2000
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80 California Democratic Party v. Jones, 530 U.S. 567April 24, 2000June 26, 2000
81 Mobil Oil Exploration & Producing Southeast, Inc. v. United States, 530 U.S. 604March 22, 2000June 26, 2000
82 Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, 530 U.S. 640April 26, 2000June 28, 2000
83 Hill v. Colorado, 530 U.S. 703January 19, 2000June 28, 2000
84 Mitchell v. Helms, 530 U.S. 793December 1, 1999June 28, 2000
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85 Stenberg v. Carhart, 530 U.S. 914April 25, 2000June 28, 2000
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Rehnquist Stevens O'Connor Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer

1999 term membership and statisticsEdit

This was the fourteenth term of Chief Justice Rehnquist's tenure, and the sixth consecutive term in which the Court's membership had not changed.

Justice Appointment history Agreement with judgment Opinions filed
Seniority Name President Date confirmed % # Total
Chief Justice William Rehnquist Richard Nixon[1] January 7, 1972 89.4% 76/85 9 0 2 3 14
Associate Justice John Paul Stevens Gerald Ford December 19, 1975 61.2% 52/85 7 7 2 22 38
Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Ronald Reagan September 25, 1981 95.2% 80/84 8 6 0 1 15
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Ronald Reagan September 26, 1986 82.4% 70/85 8 8 1 8 25
Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy Ronald Reagan February 18, 1988 88.2% 75/85 10 5 0 4 19
Associate Justice David Souter George H. W. Bush October 9, 1990 77.6% 66/85 8 5 4 6 23
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 84.7% 72/85 8 8 1 4 21
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Clinton August 10, 1993 72.9% 62/85 8 4 1 5 18
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clinton August 3, 1994 80% 68/85 8 8 0 9 25
Totals
74 51 11 62 198


NotesEdit

  1. ^ Rehnquist was initially appointed by Nixon to the Court as an Associate Justice. He was subsequently appointed to serve as Chief Justice by President Ronald Reagan and confirmed in that position September 26, 1986.

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