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2005 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Antonin Scalia

The 2005 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 3, 2005, and concluded October 1, 2006. This was the twentieth term of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia's tenure on the Court. Antonin Scalia, SCOTUS photo portrait.jpg
Antonin Scalia 2005 term statistics
9
Majority or Plurality
7
Concurrence
0
Other
5
Dissent
1
Concurrence/dissent Total = 22
Bench opinions = 21 Opinions relating to orders = 1 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 1 Most joined by: Thomas (12) Least joined by: O'Connor (2)[1]
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
201



Lockhart v. United States 546 U.S. 142 (2005)

Debt Collection Act of 1982  • Social Security  • student loan debt
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O'Connor
102



United States v. Georgia 546 U.S. 151 (2006)

Unanimous
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Stevens
103



Brown v. Sanders 546 U.S. 212 (2006)

Roberts, O'Connor, Kennedy, Thomas
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Stevens
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Breyer
404



Gonzales v. Oregon 546 U.S. 243 (2006)

Controlled Substances Act Roberts, Thomas
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Kennedy
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Thomas
105



Buckeye Check Cashing, Inc. v. Cardegna 546 U.S. 440 (2006)

Roberts, Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Thomas
106



Domino's Pizza, Inc. v. McDonald 546 U.S. 470 (2006)

Civil Rights Act Roberts, Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer
The Court ruled that the Civil Rights Act's protection of the right to make contracts free from racial discrimination did not extend to agents of the contractors, only those who would have enforceable rights under the contracts. Alito did not participate.
207



Oregon v. Guzek 546 U.S. 517 (2006)

Thomas
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Breyer
108



United States v. Grubbs 547 U.S. 90 (2006)

Roberts, Kennedy, Thomas; Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg (in part)
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Souter
409



Georgia v. Randolph 547 U.S. 103 (2006)

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Souter
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Stevens
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Breyer
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Roberts
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Thomas
410



Day v. McDonough 547 U.S. 198 (2006)

Habeas corpus  • Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act Thomas, Breyer
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Ginsburg
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Stevens
Scalia's dissent objected that the Court's affirmance of a district court's sua sponte dismissal of a habeas petition as untimely disregarded the clear provisions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), which required the forfeiture of affirmative defenses when they are not raised. Scalia argued that if there was truly no "dispositive difference" as the Court said between a court allowing the State to amend its answer to include the limitations argument and dismissing sua sponte, "the natural conclusion would be that there is no compelling reason to disregard the Civil Rules. Legislatively enacted rules are surely entitled to more respect than this apparent presumption that, when nothing substantial hangs on the point, they do not apply as written." At a minimum, Scalia believed it "a nontrivial value in itself" to "observe[] the formalities of our adversary system" by requiring the State to amend its own pleading. Scalia also observed that in contrast to the "novel regime" adopted by the majority, there is already a well-developed body of law regarding whether a party should have leave to amend a pleading. "Ockham is offended by today's decision, even if no one else is."
211



Anza v. Ideal Steel Supply Corp. 547 U.S. 451 (2006)

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Kennedy
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Thomas
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Breyer
212



Zedner v. United States 547 U.S. 489 (2006)

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Alito
Scalia joined Alito's unanimous decision ruling that a criminal defendant cannot prospectively waive the protections of the Speedy Trial Act of 1974, except as to the part addressing the Act's legislative history. Scalia filed a separate concurrence to restate his objections to that method of statutory interpretation.
113



Hudson v. Michigan 547 U.S. 586 (2006)

Roberts, Thomas, Alito; Kennedy (in part)
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Kennedy
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Breyer
214



Kircher v. Putnam Funds Trust 547 U.S. 633 (2006)

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Souter
115



Rapanos v. United States 547 U.S. 715 (2006)

Clean Water Act Roberts, Thomas, Alito
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Roberts
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Kennedy
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Stevens
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Breyer
116



Davis v. Washington 547 U.S. 813 (2006)

Roberts, Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito
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Thomas
417



Youngblood v. West Virginia 547 U.S. 867 (2006)

Thomas
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per curiam
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Kennedy
218



Fidelity Federal Bank & Trust v. Kehoe 547 U.S. 1051 (2006)

Alito
Scalia concurred in the Court's denial of certiorari.
119



United States v. Gonzalez-Lopez 548 U.S. 140 (2006)

U.S. Const. amend. VI  • right to counsel Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Alito
220



Kansas v. Marsh 548 U.S. 163 (2006)

U.S. Const. amend. VIII  • death penalty  • balance of mitigating and aggravating sentencing factors
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Thomas
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Stevens
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Souter
321



League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry 548 U.S. 399 (2006)

legislative redistricting Thomas; Roberts, Alito (in part)
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Kennedy
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Roberts
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Stevens
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Souter
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Breyer
422



Hamdan v. Rumsfeld 548 U.S. 557 (2006)

Thomas, Alito
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Stevens
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Kennedy
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Breyer
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Thomas
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Alito
Scalia also joined Thomas' dissent, and Alito's dissent in part.

Notes

  1. ^ O'Connor retired January 31, 2006. Of the justices who participated the entire term, Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer joined the fewest of Scalia's opinions, with six each.

References

  • 2005 Term Opinions of the Court, Supreme Court of the United States, archived from the original on May 16, 2012, retrieved December 15, 2016.
  • 2005 Term Opinions Relating to Orders, Supreme Court of the United States, archived from the original on May 27, 2010, retrieved December 15, 2016.
  • 2005 Term In-Chambers Opinions, Supreme Court of the United States, archived from the original on May 16, 2012, retrieved December 15, 2016.