2005 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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The 2005 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 3, 2005 and concluded October 1, 2006. 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.

2005 term opinionsEdit

# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Stevens O'Connor Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito
1 Dye v. Hofbauer, 546 U.S. 1October 11, 2005
2 Schriro v. Smith, 546 U.S. 6October 17, 2005
3 Kane v. Garcia Espitia, 546 U.S. 9October 31, 2005
4 Eberhart v. United States, 546 U.S. 12October 31, 2005
5 IBP, Inc. v. Alvarez, 546 U.S. 21October 3, 2005November 8, 2005
6 United States v. Olson, 546 U.S. 43October 12, 2005November 8, 2005
7 Schaffer v. Weast, 546 U.S. 49October 5, 2005November 14, 2005
1
2
8 Maryland v. Blake,[2] 546 U.S. 72November 14, 2005
9 Bradshaw v. Richey, 546 U.S. 74November 28, 2005
10 Lincoln Property Co. v. Roche, 546 U.S. 81October 11, 2005November 29, 2005
11 Wagnon v. Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, 546 U.S. 95October 3, 2005December 6, 2005
12 Martin v. Franklin Capital Corp., 546 U.S. 132November 8, 2005December 7, 2005
13 Lockhart v. United States, 546 U.S. 142November 2, 2005December 7, 2005
14 United States v. Georgia, 546 U.S. 151November 9, 2005January 10, 2006
15 Volvo Trucks North America v. Reeder-Simco GMC, 546 U.S. 164October 31, 2005January 10, 2006
16 Evans v. Chavis, 546 U.S. 189November 9, 2005January 10, 2006
17 Brown v. Sanders, 546 U.S. 212October 11, 2005January 11, 2006
1
1
2
2
18 Gonzales v. Oregon, 546 U.S. 243October 5, 2005January 17, 2006
1
1
12
19 Wachovia Bank, N. A. v. Schmidt, 546 U.S. 303November 28, 2005January 17, 2006
20 Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood, 546 U.S. 320November 30, 2005January 18, 2006
21 Rice v. Collins, 546 U.S. 333December 5, 2005January 18, 2006
22 Will v. Hallock, 546 U.S. 345November 28, 2005January 18, 2006
23 Central Virginia Community College v. Katz, 546 U.S. 356October 31, 2005January 23, 2006
24 Unitherm Food Systems, Inc. v. Swift-Eckrich, Inc., 546 U.S. 394November 2, 2005January 23, 2006
25 Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. v. FEC, 546 U.S. 410January 23, 2006
26 Gonzales v. UDV, 546 U.S. 418November 1, 2005February 21, 2006
27 Buckeye Check Cashing, Inc. v. Cardegna, 546 U.S. 440November 29, 2005February 21, 2006
28 Ministry of Defense of Iran v. Elahi, 546 U.S. 450February 21, 2006
29 Ash v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 546 U.S. 454February 21, 2006
30 Lance v. Dennis, 546 U.S. 459February 21, 2006
31 Domino's Pizza, Inc. v. McDonald, 546 U.S. 470December 6, 2005February 22, 2006
32 Dolan v. United States Postal Service, 546 U.S. 481November 7, 2005February 22, 2006
33 Arbaugh v. Y & H Corp., 546 U.S. 500January 11, 2006February 22, 2006
34 Oregon v. Guzek, 546 U.S. 517December 7, 2005February 22, 2006
35 Texaco, Inc. v. Dagher, 547 U.S. 1January 10, 2006February 28, 2006
36 Scheidler v. NOW, 547 U.S. 9November 30, 2005February 28, 2006
37 Illinois Tool Works, Inc. v. Ind. Ink, Inc., 547 U.S. 28November 29, 2005March 1, 2006
38 Rumsfeld v. FAIR, 547 U.S. 47December 6, 2005March 6, 2006
39 Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. v. Dabit, 547 U.S. 71January 18, 2006March 21, 2006
40 United States v. Grubbs, 547 U.S. 90January 18, 2006March 21, 2006
*
*
*
41 Georgia v. Randolph, 547 U.S. 103November 8, 2005March 22, 2006
1
1
12
3
2
42 Gonzales v. Thomas, 547 U.S. 183April 17, 2006
43 Salinas v. United States, 547 U.S. 188April 24, 2006
44 Northern Ins. Co. of N.Y. v. Chatham County, 547 U.S. 189March 1, 2006April 25, 2006
45 Day v. McDonough, 547 U.S. 198February 27, 2006April 25, 2006
1
2
2
12
46 Jones v. Flowers, 547 U.S. 220January 17, 2006April 26, 2006
47 Hartman v. Moore, 547 U.S. 250January 10, 2006April 26, 2006
48 Ark. Dep't of Human Servs. v. Ahlborn, 547 U.S. 268February 27, 2006May 1, 2006
49 Marshall v. Marshall, 547 U.S. 293February 28, 2006May 1, 2006
50 Holmes v. South Carolina, 547 U.S. 319February 22, 2006May 1, 2006
51 DaimlerChrysler Corp. v. Cuno, 547 U.S. 332March 1, 2006May 15, 2006
52 Sereboff v. Mid Atlantic Medical Services, Inc., 547 U.S. 356March 28, 2006May 15, 2006
53 S. D. Warren Co. v. Maine Bd. of Env. Protection, 547 U.S. 370February 21, 2006May 15, 2006
*
54 eBay Inc. v. MercExchange, L. L. C., 547 U.S. 388March 29, 2006May 15, 2006
1
2
1
2
2
1
2
55 Brigham City v. Stuart, 547 U.S. 398April 24, 2006May 22, 2006
56 Garcetti v. Ceballos, 547 U.S. 410March 21, 2006May 30, 2006
12
2
2
3
57 Anza v. Ideal Steel Supply Corp., 547 U.S. 451March 27, 2006June 5, 2006
*1
2
58 Zedner v. United States, 547 U.S. 489April 18, 2006June 5, 2006
*
59 Whitman v. Dep't of Transportation, 547 U.S. 512June 5, 2006
60 Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Williams,[3] 547 U.S. 516June 5, 2006
61 House v. Bell, 547 U.S. 518January 11, 2006June 12, 2006
62 Hill v. McDonough, 547 U.S. 573April 26, 2006June 12, 2006
63 Hudson v. Michigan,[4] 547 U.S. 586May 18, 2006June 15, 2006
*
*
64 Kircher v. Putnam Funds Trust, 547 U.S. 633April 24, 2006June 15, 2006
*
65 Howard Delivery Serv. v. Zurich American Ins. Co., 547 U.S. 651March 21, 2006June 15, 2006
66 Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Inc. v. McVeigh, 547 U.S. 677April 25, 2006June 15, 2006
67 Rapanos v. United States, 547 U.S. 715February 21, 2006June 19, 2006
1
1
*
2
1
1
12
68 Davis v. Washington, 547 U.S. 813March 20, 2006June 19, 2006
69 Samson v. California, 547 U.S. 843February 22, 2006June 19, 2006
70 Youngblood v. West Virginia, 547 U.S. 867June 19, 2006
1
2
1
71 Dixon v. United States, 548 U.S. 1April 25, 2006June 22, 2006
2
1
2
72 Fernandez-Vargas v. Gonzales, 548 U.S. 30March 22, 2006June 22, 2006
73 Burlington, N. & S. F. R. Co. v. White, 548 U.S. 53April 17, 2006June 22, 2006
74 Woodford v. Ngo, 548 U.S. 81March 22, 2006June 22, 2006
75 Lab. Corp. of Am. Holdings v. Metabolite Labs., 548 U.S. 124June 22, 2006
76 United States v. Gonzalez-Lopez, 548 U.S. 140April 18, 2006June 26, 2006
77 Kansas v. Marsh,[5] 548 U.S. 163April 25, 2006June 26, 2006
12
2
2
2
78 Washington v. Recuenco, 548 U.S. 212April 17, 2006June 26, 2006
12
2
79 Randall v. Sorrell, 548 U.S. 230February 28, 2006June 26, 2006
12*
2
1
2
2
2
*
*3
80 Arlington Central School Dist. Bd. of Ed. v. Murphy, 548 U.S. 291April 19, 2006June 26, 2006
2
12
2
81 Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregon, 548 U.S. 331March 29, 2006June 28, 2006
*
82 League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry, 548 U.S. 399March 1, 2006June 28, 2006
*13*
*2
3
*
*4
3
*4
*2*5
*13*
83 Beard v. Banks, 548 U.S. 521March 27, 2006June 28, 2006
1
12
*
84 Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, 548 U.S. 557March 28, 2006June 29, 2006
*
123*
*12
1*2
123*
1*2
1*2
12*3
85 Clark v. Arizona, 548 U.S. 735April 19, 2006June 29, 2006
*
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Stevens O'Connor Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito

2005 term membership and statisticsEdit

This was the first term of Chief Justice Roberts, who was confirmed following the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist on September 3. Justice O'Connor also retired midterm on January 31, 2006, when she was replaced by Justice Alito. The Court's membership had not changed for the previous eleven terms.

Justice Appointment history Agreement with judgment Opinions filed
Seniority Name President Date confirmed % # Total
Chief Justice John Roberts George W. Bush September 29, 2005 92.6% 75/81 8 2 2 1 13
Associate Justice John Paul Stevens Gerald Ford December 19, 1975 76.5% 65/85 7 6 1 14 28
Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Ronald Reagan September 25, 1981 100% 25/25 3 0 0 0 3
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Ronald Reagan September 26, 1986 89.4% 76/85 9 6 1 5 21
Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy Ronald Reagan February 18, 1988 89.4% 76/85 8 7 0 3 18
Associate Justice David Souter George H. W. Bush October 9, 1990 82.4% 70/85 7 1 1 4 13
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 82.1% 69/84 8 2 2 7 19
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Clinton August 10, 1993 82.4% 70/85 8 4 0 5 17
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clinton August 3, 1994 80% 68/85 7 4 3 10 24
Associate Justice Samuel Alito George W. Bush January 31, 2006 88.1% 37/42 4 3 0 2 9
Totals
69 35 10 51 165


NotesEdit

  1. ^ Two decrees that the Court included in its list of bench opinions for the term have been omitted from this table: Alaska v. United States, Jan. 26, 2006, a per curiam decree that entered the Court's judgment from its prior term decision (see Alaska v. United States, 545 U.S. 75 (2005)); and Arizona v. California, Mar. 27, 2006, a decree entered to approve the parties' settlement.
  2. ^ Maryland v. Blake dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted.
  3. ^ The decision in Mohawk Industries, Inc. summarily vacated and remanded the case for further consideration in light of Anza v. Ideal Steel Supply Corp., 547 U.S. 451 (2006).
  4. ^ Only the reargument date for Hudson v. Michigan is given in the table; the case was first argued January 9, 2006, and then scheduled for reargument after Justice Alito's confirmation because his vote was needed to break a tie.
  5. ^ Only the reargument date for Kansas v. Marsh is given in the table; the case was first argued December 7, 2005, and then scheduled for reargument after Justice Alito's confirmation because his vote was needed to break a tie.

ReferencesEdit

  • "2005 Term Opinions of the Court". Supreme Court of the United States. Archived from the original on May 16, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2016.