2006 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

Seal of the United States Supreme Court.svg

The 2006 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 2, 2006 and concluded September 30, 2007. 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.

2006 term opinionsEdit

# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Stevens Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito
1 Purcell v. Gonzalez, 549 U.S. 1October 20, 2006
2 Ayers v. Belmontes, 549 U.S. 7October 3, 2006November 13, 2006
3 Lopez v. Gonzales, 549 U.S. 47October 3, 2006December 5, 2006
4 Toledo-Flores v. United States,[1] 549 U.S. 69December 5, 2006
5 Carey v. Musladin, 549 U.S. 70October 11, 2006December 11, 2006
1
2
3
6 BP America Production Co. v. Burton, 549 U.S. 84October 4, 2006December 11, 2006
7 United States v. Resendiz-Ponce, 549 U.S. 102October 10, 2006January 9, 2007
8 MedImmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc., 549 U.S. 118October 4, 2006January 9, 2007
9 Burton v. Stewart, 549 U.S. 147January 9, 2007
10 Norfolk Southern R. Co. v. Sorrell, 549 U.S. 158October 10, 2006January 10, 2007
1
1
2
1
11 Gonzales v. Duenas-Alvarez, 549 U.S. 183December 5, 2006January 17, 2007
*
12 Jones v. Bock, 549 U.S. 199October 30, 2006January 22, 2007
13 Osborn v. Haley, 549 U.S. 225October 30, 2006January 22, 2007
*1
*2
14 Cunningham v. California, 549 U.S. 270October 11, 2006January 22, 2007
12
12
2
15 Weyerhaeuser Co. v. Ross-Simmons Hardwood Lumber Co., 549 U.S. 312November 28, 2006February 20, 2007
16 Lawrence v. Florida, 549 U.S. 327October 31, 2006February 20, 2007
17 Philip Morris USA v. Williams, 549 U.S. 346October 31, 2006February 20, 2007
1
3
23
3
18 Marrama v. Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, 549 U.S. 365November 6, 2006February 21, 2007
19 Wallace v. Kato, 549 U.S. 384November 6, 2006February 21, 2007
20 Whorton v. Bockting, 549 U.S. 406November 1, 2006February 28, 2007
21 Sinochem Int'l Co. v. Malaysia Int'l Shipping Corp., 549 U.S. 422January 9, 2007March 5, 2007
22 Lance v. Coffman, 549 U.S. 437March 5, 2007
23 Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. v. Pacific Gas & Elec. Co., 549 U.S. 443January 16, 2007March 20, 2007
24 Rockwell Int'l Corp. v. United States, 549 U.S. 457December 5, 2006March 27, 2007
25 Limtiaco v. Camacho, 549 U.S. 483January 8, 2007March 27, 2007
*
*
*
*
26 Massachusetts v. EPA, 549 U.S. 497November 29, 2006April 2, 2007
12
12
12
12
27 Environmental Defense v. Duke Energy Corp., 549 U.S. 561November 1, 2006April 2, 2007
*
28 Watters v. Wachovia Bank, N. A., 550 U.S. 1November 29, 2006April 17, 2007
29 Global Crossing Telecomm. v. Metrophones Telecomm., 550 U.S. 45October 10, 2006April 17, 2007
1
2
30 Zuni Public School District No. 89 v. Department of Education, 550 U.S. 81January 10, 2007April 17, 2007
1
1
1
2
1*2
1
2
31 Gonzales v. Carhart, 550 U.S. 124November 8, 2006April 18, 2007
32 James v. United States, 550 U.S. 192November 7, 2006April 18, 2007
1
1
2
1
33 Abdul-Kabir v. Quarterman, 550 U.S. 233January 17, 2007April 25, 2007
1
12
12
12*
34 Brewer v. Quarterman, 550 U.S. 286January 17, 2007April 25, 2007
1
12
12
12*
35 Smith v. Texas, 550 U.S. 297January 17, 2007April 25, 2007
36 United Haulers Assn. v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Mgmt. Auth., 550 U.S. 330January 8, 2007April 30, 2007
*
1
2
37 Scott v. Harris, 550 U.S. 372February 26, 2007April 30, 2007
1
2
38 KSR Int'l Co. v. Teleflex Inc., 550 U.S. 398November 28, 2006April 30, 2007
39 EC Term of Years Trust v. United States, 550 U.S. 429February 26, 2007April 30, 2007
40 Microsoft Corp. v. AT&T Corp., 550 U.S. 437February 21, 2007April 30, 2007
*
41 Schriro v. Landrigan, 550 U.S. 465January 9, 2007May 14, 2007
42 Hinck v. United States, 550 U.S. 501April 23, 2007May 21, 2007
43 Office of Senator Mark Dayton v. Hanson, 550 U.S. 511April 24, 2007May 21, 2007
44 Winkelman v. Parma City School District, 550 U.S. 516February 27, 2007May 21, 2007
45 Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544November 27, 2006May 21, 2007
*
46 Roper v. Weaver, 550 U.S. 598May 21, 2007
47 Los Angeles County v. Rettele, 550 U.S. 609May 21, 2007
-
48 Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 550 U.S. 618November 27, 2006May 29, 2007
49 Uttecht v. Brown, 551 U.S. 1April 17, 2007June 4, 2007
1
12
1
12
50 Safeco Insurance Co. of America v. Burr, 551 U.S. 47January 16, 2007June 4, 2007
*1
*
*2
*1
*2
51 Sole v. Wyner, 551 U.S. 74April 17, 2007June 4, 2007
52 Claiborne v. United States,[2] 551 U.S. 87June 4, 2007
53 Erickson v. Pardus, 551 U.S. 89June 4, 2007
-
54 Beck v. PACE Int'l. Union, 551 U.S. 96April 24, 2007June 11, 2007
55 Fry v. Pliler, 551 U.S. 112March 20, 2007June 11, 2007
*1
*1
*1
*1*2
56 United States v. Atlantic Research Corp., 551 U.S. 128April 23, 2007June 11, 2007
57 Watson v. Philip Morris Cos., 551 U.S. 142April 25, 2007June 11, 2007
58 Long Island Care at Home, Ltd. v. Coke, 551 U.S. 158April 16, 2007June 11, 2007
59 Davenport v. Washington Ed. Assn., 551 U.S. 177January 10, 2007June 14, 2007
*
*
*
60 Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations v. City of New York, 551 U.S. 193April 24, 2007June 14, 2007
61 Bowles v. Russell, 551 U.S. 205March 26, 2007June 14, 2007
62 Powerex Corp. v. Reliant Energy Services, Inc., 551 U.S. 224April 16, 2007June 18, 2007
63 Brendlin v. California, 551 U.S. 249April 23, 2007June 18, 2007
64 Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC v. Billing, 551 U.S. 264March 27, 2007June 18, 2007
65 Tenn. Secondary Sch. Athletic Assn. v. Brentwood Academy, 551 U.S. 291April 18, 2007June 21, 2007
*1
*
*1
*1
2
*1
66 Tellabs, Inc. v. Makor Issues & Rights, Ltd., 551 U.S. 308March 28, 2007June 21, 2007
1
2
67 Rita v. United States, 551 U.S. 338February 20, 2007June 21, 2007
1
*2
*2
1*
68 Morse v. Frederick, 551 U.S. 393March 19, 2007June 25, 2007
2
1
2
69 Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life, 551 U.S. 449April 25, 2007June 25, 2007
*
*1
*1
*1
2
70 Wilkie v. Robbins, 551 U.S. 537March 19, 2007June 25, 2007
*
*
71 Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc., 551 U.S. 587February 28, 2007June 25, 2007
1
2
1
*
72 National Assn. of Home Builders v. Defenders of Wildlife, 551 U.S. 644April 17, 2007June 25, 2007
1
1
1
12
73 Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle Sch. Dist. No. 1, 551 U.S. 701December 4, 2006June 28, 2007
*
12
*1
2
2
2
2
74 Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc., 551 U.S. 877March 26, 2007June 28, 2007
75 Panetti v. Quarterman, 551 U.S. 930April 18, 2007June 28, 2007
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Stevens Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito

2006 term membership and statisticsEdit

This was the second term of Chief Justice Roberts' tenure and the first full term with the same membership; Justice Alito joined the Court during the 2005 term.

Membership, opinions delivered, and frequency in majorityEdit

Justice Appointment history Agreement with judgment Opinions filed
Seniority Name President Date confirmed % # Total
Chief Justice John Roberts George W. Bush September 29, 2005 88.9% 64/72 7 1 0 3 11
Associate Justice John Paul Stevens Gerald Ford December 19, 1975 62.7% 47/75 7 8 2 14 31
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Ronald Reagan September 26, 1986 78.7% 59/75 8 6 1 9 24
Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy Ronald Reagan February 18, 1988 97.3% 72/74 8 6 0 1 15
Associate Justice David Souter George H. W. Bush October 9, 1990 74.7% 56/75 7 3 2 5 17
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 77% 57/74 8 8 0 8 24
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Clinton August 10, 1993 72% 54/75 7 2 1 4 14
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clinton August 3, 1994 74% 54/73 8 2 3 6 19
Associate Justice Samuel Alito George W. Bush January 31, 2006 86.7% 65/75 7 4 0 4 15
Totals
67 40 9 54 170


Justice-to-justice concordanceEdit

Roberts Stevens Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito Most concordant
justice
Least concordant
justice
Chief Justice John Roberts xx 58.8% 91.2% 86.6% 72.1% 84.6% 64.7% 66.2% 94.1% Alito Stevens
Associate Justice John Paul Stevens 58.8% xx 56.3% 65.7% 80.3% 52.9% 88.7% 85.3% 59.2% Ginsburg Thomas
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia 91.2% 56.3% xx 78.6% 67.6% 92.9% 64.8% 67.2% 87.3% Thomas Stevens
Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy 86.6% 65.7% 78.6% xx 77.1% 78.3% 71.4% 76.5% 92.9% Alito Stevens
Associate Justice David Souter 72.1% 80.3% 67.6% 77.1% xx 62.9% 85.7% 91.4% 67.6% Breyer Thomas
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas 84.6% 52.9% 92.9% 78.3% 62.9% xx 60.0% 55.9% 84.3% Scalia Stevens
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 64.7% 88.7% 64.8% 71.4% 85.7% 60.0% xx 90.0% 62.0% Breyer Thomas
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer 66.2% 85.3% 67.2% 76.5% 91.4% 55.9% 90.0% xx 62.3% Souter Thomas
Associate Justice Samuel Alito 94.1% 59.2% 87.3% 92.9% 67.6% 84.3% 62.0% 62.3% xx Roberts Stevens
Notes on statistics:
  • The percentage at the intersection of two justices is the frequency with which they agreed upon a judgment, irrespective of the specific opinions joined.
  • Only bench opinions listed above are counted; opinions relating to orders and in-chambers opinions are not included.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Toledo-Flores v. United States dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted prior to oral argument.
  2. ^ In Claiborne v. United States, the Court vacated the lower court's judgment as moot, upon being notified that the petitioner had died.

ReferencesEdit

  • "2006 Term Opinions of the Court". Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2016.