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2008 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Anthony Kennedy

The 2008 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 6, 2008, and concluded October 4, 2009. This was the twenty-second term of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy's tenure on the Court. Anthony Kennedy (2009, cropped).jpg
Anthony Kennedy 2008 term statistics
7
Majority or Plurality
4
Concurrence
1
Other
1
Dissent
1
Concurrence/dissent Total = 14
Bench opinions = 13 Opinions relating to orders = 1 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 0 Most joined by: Roberts (6) Least joined by: Stevens (2)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
201



Summers v. Earth Island Institute 555 U.S. 488 (2009)

Forest Service Decisionmaking and Appeals Reform Act  • regulatory exceptions to notice and comment procedures  • Article III  • standing
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Scalia
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Breyer
102



Negusie v. Holder 555 U.S. 511 (2009)

immigration law  • Refugee Act of 1980  • persecutor bar for refugee applicants Roberts, Scalia, Souter, Ginsburg
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Scalia
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Stevens
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Thomas
103



Bartlett v. Strickland 556 U.S. 1 (2009)

Voting Rights Act of 1965  • legislative redistricting  • vote dilution Roberts, Alito
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Thomas
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Souter
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Ginsburg
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Breyer
304



Ministry of Defense and Support for Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran v. Elahi 556 U.S. 366 (2009)

attachment to judgment in favor of foreign government  • Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002  • Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 Souter, Ginsburg
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Breyer
205



Nken v. Holder 556 U.S. 418 (2009)

immigration law  • Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996  • stay of removal order Scalia
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Roberts
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Alito
206



FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc. 556 U.S. 202 (2009)

Public Telecommunications Act of 1992  • indecency ban on broadcast television  • fleeting expletives
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Scalia
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Thomas
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Stevens
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Ginsburg
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Breyer
107



Ashcroft v. Iqbal 556 U.S. 662 (2009)

post-9/11 detention  • qualified immunity  • collateral order doctrine  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure  • sufficiency of pleadings in discrimination case Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito
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Souter
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Breyer
108



Caperton v. A. T. Massey Coal Co. 556 U.S. 868 (2009)

Due Process Clause  • recusal  • judicial campaign contributions from litigant Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Roberts
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Scalia
109



United States v. Denedo 556 U.S. 904 (2009)

Uniform Code of Military Justice  • coram nobis  • All Writs Act Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Roberts
510



N.C.P. Marketing Group, Inc. v. BG Star Productions, Inc. 556 U.S. 1145 (2009)

bankruptcy law  • Chapter 11  • assumption of pre-bankruptcy executory contracts by debtor-in-possession Breyer
Kennedy filed a statement respecting the denial of certiorari.
211



Yeager v. United States 557 U.S. 110 (2009)

Double Jeopardy Clause  • issue preclusion  • inconsistency between acquittal and hung jury
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Stevens
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Scalia
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Alito
112



Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council 557 U.S. 261 (2009)

Clean Water Act  • Army Corps of Engineers authority to issue slurry discharge permit Roberts, Thomas, Breyer, Alito; Scalia (in part)
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Breyer
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Ginsburg
413



Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts 557 U.S. 305 (2009)

Sixth Amendment  • Confrontation Clause  • forensic analyst affidavits Roberts, Breyer, Alito
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Scalia
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Thomas
114



Ricci v. DeStefano 557 U.S. 557 (2009)

Title VII  • disparate impact  • exams used for employee promotions Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito
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Alito
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Ginsburg

References

  • 2008 Term Opinions of the Court, Supreme Court of the United States, retrieved March 20, 2010.
  • 2008 Term Opinions Relating to Orders, Supreme Court of the United States, retrieved March 20, 2010.
  • 2008 Term In-Chambers Opinions, Supreme Court of the United States, retrieved March 20, 2010.