2007 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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The 2007 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 1, 2007 and concluded September 30, 2008. 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.

2007 term opinionsEdit

# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Stevens Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito
1 Board of Ed. of City School Dist. of New York v. Tom F.,[1] 552 U.S. 1October 10, 2007
2 Allen v. Siebert, 552 U.S. 3November 5, 2007
3 CSX Transp., Inc. v. Georgia State Bd. of Equalization, 552 U.S. 9November 5, 2007December 4, 2007
4 Logan v. United States, 552 U.S. 23October 30, 2007December 4, 2007
5 Gall v. United States, 552 U.S. 38October 2, 2007December 10, 2007
1
2
1
2
6 Watson v. United States, 552 U.S. 74October 9, 2007December 10, 2007
7 Kimbrough v. United States, 552 U.S. 85October 2, 2007December 10, 2007
1
2
8 Arave v. Hoffman, 552 U.S. 117January 7, 2008
9 Wright v. Van Patten, 552 U.S. 120January 7, 2008
10 John R. Sand & Gravel Co. v. United States, 552 U.S. 130November 6, 2007January 7, 2008
1
12
11 Stoneridge Investment Partners, LLC v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., 552 U.S. 148October 9, 2007January 15, 2008
12 Knight v. Commissioner, 552 U.S. 181November 27, 2007January 16, 2008
13 New York State Bd. of Elections v. Lopez Torres, 552 U.S. 196October 3, 2007January 16, 2008
1
2
1
2*
14 Ali v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, 552 U.S. 214October 29, 2007January 22, 2008
12
1
1
12
15 LaRue v. DeWolff, Boberg & Associates, Inc., 552 U.S. 248November 26, 2007February 20, 2008
1
2
1
2
16 Danforth v. Minnesota, 552 U.S. 264October 31, 2007February 20, 2008
17 Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc., 552 U.S. 312December 4, 2007February 20, 2008
*
18 Preston v. Ferrer, 552 U.S. 346January 14, 2008February 20, 2008
19 Rowe v. New Hampshire Motor Transp. Assn., 552 U.S. 364November 28, 2007February 20, 2008
*1
2
20 Sprint/United Management Co. v. Mendelsohn, 552 U.S. 379December 3, 2007February 26, 2008
21 Federal Express Corp. v. Holowecki, 552 U.S. 389November 6, 2007February 27, 2008
22 Boulware v. United States, 552 U.S. 421January 8, 2008March 3, 2008
23 Warner-Lambert Co. v. Kent,[2] 552 U.S. 440March 3, 2008
24 Washington State Grange v. Washington State Republican Party, 552 U.S. 442October 1, 2007March 18, 2008
25 Snyder v. Louisiana, 552 U.S. 472December 4, 2007March 19, 2008
26 Medellín v. Texas, 552 U.S. 491October 10, 2007March 25, 2008
27 Hall Street Associates, L. L. C. v. Mattel, Inc., 552 U.S. 576November 7, 2007March 25, 2008
1
*
1
2
28 New Jersey v. Delaware, 552 U.S. 597November 27, 2007March 31, 2008
*
29 United States v. Clintwood Elkhorn Mining Co., 553 U.S. 1March 24, 2008April 15, 2008
30 MeadWestvaco Corp. v. Illinois Dept. of Revenue, 553 U.S. 16January 16, 2008April 15, 2008
31 Baze v. Rees, 553 U.S. 35January 7, 2008April 16, 2008
*
1
23
23
4
5
32 Burgess v. United States, 553 U.S. 124March 24, 2008April 16, 2008
33 Begay v. United States, 553 U.S. 137January 15, 2008April 16, 2008
34 Virginia v. Moore, 553 U.S. 164January 14, 2008April 23, 2008
35 Crawford v. Marion County Election Bd., 553 U.S. 181January 9, 2008April 28, 2008
*
1
1
2
36 Gonzalez v. United States, 553 U.S. 242January 8, 2008May 12, 2008
37 United States v. Ressam, 553 U.S. 272March 25, 2008May 19, 2008
*
*
38 United States v. Williams (2008), 553 U.S. 285October 30, 2007May 19, 2008
39 Department of Revenue of Ky. v. Davis, 553 U.S. 328November 5, 2007May 19, 2008
*1
2
*3
1
*
4
*
12
40 United States v. Rodriquez, 553 U.S. 377January 15, 2008May 19, 2008
41 Riley v. Kennedy, 553 U.S. 406March 24, 2008May 27, 2008
42 CBOCS West, Inc. v. Humphries, 553 U.S. 442February 20, 2008May 27, 2008
43 Gomez-Perez v. Potter, 553 U.S. 474February 19, 2008May 27, 2008
1
1*2
1*2
44 United States v. Santos, 553 U.S. 507October 3, 2007June 2, 2008
2
*
2
*
12
2
45 Regalado Cuellar v. United States, 553 U.S. 550February 25, 2008June 2, 2008
46 Richlin Security Service Co. v. Chertoff, 553 U.S. 571March 19, 2008June 2, 2008
*
*
47 Engquist v. Oregon Dept. of Agriculture, 553 U.S. 591April 21, 2008June 9, 2008
48 Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc., 553 U.S. 617January 16, 2008June 9, 2008
49 Bridge v. Phoenix Bond & Indemnity Co., 553 U.S. 639April 14, 2008June 9, 2008
50 Allison Engine Co. v. United States ex rel. Sanders, 553 U.S. 662February 26, 2008June 9, 2008
51 Munaf v. Geren, 553 U.S. 674March 25, 2008June 12, 2008
52 Irizarry v. United States, 553 U.S. 708April 15, 2008June 12, 2008
53 Boumediene v. Bush, 553 U.S. 723December 5, 2007June 12, 2008
12
12
12
12
54 Republic of Philippines v. Pimentel, 553 U.S. 851March 17, 2008June 12, 2008
*1
*2
55 Taylor v. Sturgell, 553 U.S. 880April 16, 2008June 12, 2008
56 Dada v. Mukasey, 554 U.S. 1January 7, 2008June 16, 2008
1
1
1
2
57 Florida Dept. of Revenue v. Piccadilly Cafeterias, Inc., 554 U.S. 33March 26, 2008June 16, 2008
58 Chamber of Commerce of United States v. Brown, 554 U.S. 60March 19, 2008June 19, 2008
59 Meacham v. Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, 554 U.S. 84April 23, 2008June 19, 2008
*
60 Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. v. Glenn, 554 U.S. 105April 23, 2008June 19, 2008
*
61 Kentucky Retirement Systems v. EEOC, 554 U.S. 135January 9, 2008June 19, 2008
62 Indiana v. Edwards, 554 U.S. 164March 26, 2008June 19, 2008
63 Rothgery v. Gillespie County, 554 U.S. 191March 17, 2008June 23, 2008
12
12
2
64 Greenlaw v. United States, 554 U.S. 237April 15, 2008June 23, 2008
*
65 Sprint Communications Co. v. APCC Services, Inc., 554 U.S. 269April 21, 2008June 23, 2008
66 Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land and Cattle Co., Inc., 554 U.S. 316April 14, 2008June 25, 2008
*
*
*
*
67 Giles v. California, 554 U.S. 353April 22, 2008June 25, 2008
*
*1
2
*1
3
68 Kennedy v. Louisiana, 554 U.S. 407April 16, 2008June 25, 2008
69 Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker, 554 U.S. 471February 27, 2008June 25, 2008
*1
*2
*3
70 Morgan Stanley Cap. Group v. Pub. Util. Dist. #1 of Snohomish Cty., 554 U.S. 527February 19, 2008June 26, 2008
*
71 District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570March 18, 2008June 26, 2008
12
12
12
12
72 Davis v. Federal Election Comm’n, 554 U.S. 724April 22, 2008June 26, 2008
*1
*1*
*1*2
*1*2
73 Medellín v. Texas, 554 U.S. 759August 5, 2008
1
2
3
4
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Stevens Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito

2007 term membership and statisticsEdit

This was the third term of Chief Justice Roberts' tenure and the second full term with the same membership.

Justice Appointment history Agreement with judgment Opinions filed
Seniority Name President Date confirmed % # Total
Chief Justice John Roberts George W. Bush September 29, 2005 90.1% 64/71 8 5 0 4 17
Associate Justice John Paul Stevens Gerald Ford December 19, 1975 74% 54/73 7 8 4 9 28
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Ronald Reagan September 26, 1986 82.2% 60/73 8 10 0 6 24
Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy Ronald Reagan February 18, 1988 86.1% 62/72 7 1 1 3 12
Associate Justice David Souter George H. W. Bush October 9, 1990 76.7% 56/73 7 4 1 4 16
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 76.7% 56/73 7 7 1 9 24
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Clinton August 10, 1993 75.3% 55/73 8 4 3 4 19
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clinton August 3, 1994 76.8% 53/69 8 2 1 12 23
Associate Justice Samuel Alito George W. Bush January 31, 2006 83.3% 60/72 7 4 0 8 19
Totals
67 45 11 59 182


NotesEdit

  1. ^ The per curiam opinion in Board of Ed. of City School Dist. of New York v. Tom F. merely noted that the lower court's judgment was affirmed by an equally divided Court.
  2. ^ The lower court's judgment in Warner-Lambert Co. v. Kent was affirmed by an equally divided Court.

ReferencesEdit

  • 2007 Term Opinions of the Court, Supreme Court of the United States, archived from the original on October 11, 2014, retrieved March 20, 2010.

Further readingEdit