2001 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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The 2001 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 1, 2001 and concluded October 6, 2002. The table illustrates which opinion was filed by each justice in each case and which justices joined each opinion.[1]

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.

2001 term opinionsEdit

# Case name and citation Argued Decided Rehnquist Stevens O'Connor Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer
1 United States Postal Service v. Gregory, 534 U.S. 1October 9, 2001November 13, 2001
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2 TRW Inc. v. Andrews, 534 U.S. 19October 9, 2001November 13, 2001
3 Correctional Services Corp. v. Malesko, 534 U.S. 61October 1, 2001November 27, 2001
4 Chickasaw Nation v. United States, 534 U.S. 84October 2, 2001November 27, 2001
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*
5 Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Mineta, 534 U.S. 103October 31, 2001November 27, 2001
6 United States v. Knights, 534 U.S. 112November 6, 2001December 10, 2001
7 J. E. M. Ag Supply, Inc. v. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., 534 U.S. 124October 3, 2001December 10, 2001
8 Stewart v. Smith, 534 U.S. 157December 12, 2001
9 Dusenberry v. United States, 534 U.S. 161October 29, 2001January 8, 2002
10 Toyota Motor Mfg., Ky., Inc. v. Williams, 534 U.S. 184November 7, 2001January 8, 2002
11 Great-West Life & Annuity Ins. Co. v. Knudson, 534 U.S. 204October 1, 2001January 8, 2002
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2
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2
12 Chao v. Mallard Bay Drilling, Inc., 534 U.S. 235October 31, 2001January 9, 2002
13 Kelly v. South Carolina, 234 U.S. 246November 26, 2001January 9, 2002
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2
1
2
14 United States v. Arvizu, 534 U.S. 266November 27, 2001January 15, 2002
15 EEOC v. Waffle House, Inc., 534 U.S. 279October 10, 2001January 15, 2002
16 Thomas v. Chicago Park Dist., 534 U.S. 316December 3, 2001January 15, 2002
17 National Cable & Telecommunications Assn., Inc. v. Gulf Power Co., 534 U.S. 327October 2, 2001January 16, 2002
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*
18 Lee v. Kemna, 534 U.S. 362October 29, 2001January 22, 2002
19 Kansas v. Crane, 534 U.S. 407October 30, 2001January 22, 2002
20 Owasso Independent School Dist. No. I-011 v. Falvo, 534 U.S. 426November 27, 2001February 19, 2002
21 Barnhart v. Sigmon Coal Co., 534 U.S. 438November 7, 2001February 19, 2002
22 Wisconsin Dept. of Health and Family Servs. v. Blumer, 534 U.S. 473December 3, 2001February 20, 2002
23 Swierkiewicz v. Sorema N. A., 534 U.S. 506January 15, 2002February 26, 2002
24 Porter v. Nussle, 534 U.S. 516January 14, 2002February 26, 2002
25 Raygor v. Regents of Univ. of Minn., 534 U.S. 533November 26, 2001February 27, 2002
26 New York v. FERC, 535 U.S. 1October 3, 2001March 4, 2002
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27 Young v. United States, 535 U.S. 43January 9, 2002March 4, 2002
28 United States v. Vonn, 535 U.S. 55November 6, 2001March 4, 2002
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29 Ragsdale v. Wolverine World Wide, Inc., 535 U.S. 81January 7, 2002March 19, 2002
30 Edelman v. Lynchburg College, 535 U.S. 106January 8, 2002March 19, 2002
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31 Department of Housing and Urban Development v. Rucker, 535 U.S. 125February 19, 2002March 26, 2002
32 Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. NLRB, 535 U.S. 137January 15, 2002March 27, 2002
33 Mickens v. Taylor, 535 U.S. 162November 5, 2001March 27, 2002
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3
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34 Barnhart v. Walton, 535 U.S. 212January 16, 2002March 27, 2002
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35 Adams v. Florida Power Corp.,[2] 535 U.S. 228March 20, 2002April 1, 2002
36 Sao Paulo State of Federative Republic of Brazil v. American Tobacco Co., 535 U.S. 229April 1, 2002
37 Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition, 535 U.S. 234October 30, 2001April 16, 2002
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**
38 United States v. Craft, 535 U.S. 274January 14, 2002April 17, 2002
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12
12
39 Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council, Inc. v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 535 U.S. 302January 7, 2002April 23, 2002
1
12
12
40 Thompson v. Western States Medical Center, 535 U.S. 357February 26, 2002April 29, 2002
41 US Airways, Inc. v. Barnett, 535 U.S. 391December 4, 2001April 29, 2002
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2
1
2
1
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42 Los Angeles v. Alameda Books, Inc., 535 U.S. 425December 4, 2001May 13, 2002
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1
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43 Verizon Communications Inc. v. FCC, 535 U.S. 467October 10, 2001May 13, 2002
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*
44 Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union, 535 U.S. 564November 28, 2001May 13, 2002
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2
2
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*3
45 Lapides v. Board of Regents of Univ. System of Ga., 535 U.S. 613February 25, 2002May 13, 2002
46 United States v. Cotton, 535 U.S. 625April 15, 2002May 20, 2002
47 Verizon Md. Inc. v. Public Serv. Comm'n of Md., 535 U.S. 635December 5, 2001May 20, 2002
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2
2
2
48 Alabama v. Shelton, 535 U.S. 654February 19, 2002May 20, 2002
49 Mathias v. WorldCom Tech., Inc.,[3] 535 U.S. 682December 5, 2001May 20, 2002
50 Bell v. Cone, 535 U.S. 685March 25, 2002May 28, 2002
51 Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., 535 U.S. 722January 8, 2002May 28, 2002
52 Federal Maritime Comm'n v. South Carolina Ports Authority, 535 U.S. 743February 25, 2002May 28, 2002
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2
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53 Gisbrecht v. Barnhart, 535 U.S. 789March 20, 2002May 28, 2002
54 SEC v. Zandford, 535 U.S. 813March 18, 2002June 3, 2002
55 Holmes Group, Inc. v. Vornado Air Circulation Systems, Inc., 535 U.S. 826March 19, 2002June 3, 2002
*1
2
2
56 Devlin v. Scardelletti, 536 U.S. 1March 26, 2002June 10, 2002
57 McKune v. Lile, 536 U.S. 24November 28, 2001June 10, 2002
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58 Chevron U. S. A. Inc. v. Echazabal, 536 U.S. 73February 27, 2002June 10, 2002
59 JPMorgan Chase Bank v. Traffic Stream (BVI) Infrastructure Ltd., 536 U.S. 88April 17, 2002June 10, 2002
60 National Railroad Passenger Corporation v. Morgan, 536 U.S. 101January 9, 2002June 10, 2002
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61 Franconia Associates v. United States, 536 U.S. 129April 15, 2002June 10, 2002
62 Watchtower Bible & Tract Soc. of N. Y., Inc. v. Village of Stratton, 536 U.S. 150February 26, 2002June 17, 2002
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2
2
63 Barnes v. Gorman, 536 U.S. 181April 23, 2002June 17, 2002
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1
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64 United States v. Drayton, 536 U.S. 194April 16, 2002June 17, 2002
65 Carey v. Saffold, 536 U.S. 214February 27, 2002June 17, 2002
66 United States v. Fior D'Italia, Inc., 536 U.S. 238April 22, 2002June 17, 2002
67 Horn v. Banks, 536 U.S. 26June 17, 2002
68 Gonzaga University v. Doe, 536 U.S. 273April 24, 2002June 20, 2002
69 Atkins v. Virginia, 536 U.S. 304February 20, 2002June 20, 2002
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70 Rush Prudential HMO, Inc. v. Moran, 536 U.S. 355January 16, 2002June 20, 2002
71 Christopher v. Harbury, 536 U.S. 403March 18, 2002June 20, 2002
72 City of Columbus v. Ours Garage & Wrecker Service, Inc., 536 U.S. 424April 23, 2002June 20, 2002
73 Utah v. Evans, 536 U.S. 452March 27, 2002June 20, 2002
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1
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74 BE&K Construction Co. v. NLRB, 536 U.S. 516April 16, 2002June 24, 2002
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75 Harris v. United States, 536 U.S. 545March 25, 2002June 24, 2002
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76 Ring v. Arizona, 536 U.S. 584April 22, 2002June 24, 2002
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77 United States v. Ruiz, 536 U.S. 622April 24, 2002June 24, 2002
78 Kirk v. Louisiana, 536 U.S. 635June 24, 2002
79 Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, 536 U.S. 639February 20, 2002June 27, 2002
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80 Hope v. Pelzer, 536 U.S. 730April 17, 2002June 27, 2002
81 Republican Party of Minnesota v. White, 536 U.S. 765March 26, 2002June 27, 2002
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82 Board of Ed. of Independent School Dist. No. 92 of Pottawatomie Cty. v. Earls, 536 U.S. 822March 19, 2002June 27, 2002
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2
83 Stewart v. Smith, 536 U.S. 856June 28, 2002
84 United States v. Bass, 536 U.S. 862June 28, 2002
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Rehnquist Stevens O'Connor Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer

2001 term membership and statisticsEdit

This was the sixteenth term of Chief Justice Rehnquist's tenure, and the eighth 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[4] January 7, 1972 84.5% 71/84 10 0 0 5 15
Associate Justice John Paul Stevens Gerald Ford December 19, 1975 72.6% 61/84 8 3 1 13 25
Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Ronald Reagan September 25, 1981 87.3% 69/79 8 7 3 4 22
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Ronald Reagan September 26, 1986 73.5% 61/83 8 10 0 9 27
Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy Ronald Reagan February 18, 1988 89.3% 75/84 8 6 0 2 16
Associate Justice David Souter George H. W. Bush October 9, 1990 77.4% 65/84 8 3 0 6 17
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 78.6% 66/84 7 7 3 7 24
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Clinton August 10, 1993 79.8% 67/84 9 3 0 4 16
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clinton August 3, 1994 79.5% 66/83 9 7 1 6 23
Totals
75 46 8 56 185


NotesEdit

  1. ^ One decree the Court had included in its list of bench opinions for the term has been omitted: Nebraska v. Wyoming, 534 U.S. 40 (2001), a per curiam decree approving the parties' settlement.
  2. ^ The Court in Adams dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted.
  3. ^ The Court in Mathias dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted. The Court stated that it had become clear after full briefing and argument that the petitioners were the prevailing parties in the lower court who were seeking review of findings they considered erroneous, but that were not essential to the judgment. The Court had additionally granted cert. in two other cases on the same issue that arose from the same factual context.
  4. ^ 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.

ReferencesEdit

  • "2001 Term Opinions of the Court". Supreme Court of the United States. Archived from the original on 2003-02-11. Retrieved 2010-07-06.