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2009 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The 2009 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 5, 2009, and concluded October 3, 2010. This was the seventeenth term of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's tenure on the Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg official SCOTUS portrait.jpg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 2009 term statistics
9
Majority or Plurality
3
Concurrence
0
Other
4
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 16
Bench opinions = 15 Opinions relating to orders = 1 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 2 Most joined by: Breyer (14) Least joined by: Scalia, Thomas (6)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
101



Union Pacific Railroad v. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers 558 U.S. 67 (2009)

Railway Labor Act  • conferencing prior to National Railroad Adjustment Board arbitration Unanimous
102



NRG Power Marketing, LLC v. Maine Pub. Util. Comm'n 558 U.S. 165 (2010)

Federal Power Act  • presumption of reasonable electricity rates under wholesale energy contracts Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor
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Stevens
103



Kucana v. Holder 558 U.S. 233 (2010)

Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996  • ban on judicial review of discretionary actions by Attorney General Roberts, Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Breyer, Sotomayor
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Alito
204



Hemi Group, LLC v. City of New York 559 U.S. 1 (2010)

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act  • Jenkins Act  • local taxation of online cigarette sales  • lost tax revenue as injury to municipality
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Roberts
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Breyer
105



Florida v. Powell 559 U.S. 50 (2010)

Fifth Amendment  • Miranda warning  • adequate and independent state ground doctrine Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito, Sotomayor; Breyer (in part)
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Stevens
206



Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick 559 U.S. 154 (2010)

copyright law  • prelitigation registration requirement  • subject matter jurisdiction Stevens, Breyer
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Thomas
207



Bloate v. United States 559 U.S. 196 (2010)

Speedy Trial Act  • exclusion of time granted to prepare pretrial motions
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Thomas
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Alito
108



Berghuis v. Smith 559 U.S. 314 (2010)

Sixth Amendment  • right to impartial jury representing cross-section of community Unanimous
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Thomas
409



Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates, P. A. v. Allstate Ins. Co. 559 U.S. 393 (2010)

class actions  • state rule conflict with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure  • Rules Enabling Act Kennedy, Breyer, Alito
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Scalia
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Stevens
410



Stolt-Nielsen S. A. v. AnimalFeeds Int'l Corp. 559 U.S. 662 (2010)

Federal Arbitration Act  • class arbitration Stevens, Breyer
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Alito
411



Holster v. Gatco, Inc. 559 U.S. 1060 (2010)

Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991  • class actions  • state rule conflict with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Breyer
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Scalia
Ginsburg dissented from the Court's decision to grant certiorari, vacate, and remand the lower court's judgment.
112



Levin v. Commerce Energy, Inc. 560 U.S. 413 (2010)

discriminatory state taxation  • comity Roberts, Stevens, Kennedy, Breyer, Sotomayor
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Kennedy
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Thomas
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Alito
413



Schwab v. Reilly 560 U.S. 770 (2010)

bankruptcy law  • Chapter 7  • trustee objections to claimed estate exemptions Roberts, Breyer
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Thomas
114



Skilling v. United States 561 U.S. 358 (2010)

Enron scandal  • Sixth Amendment  • Article III  • change of venue  • juror prejudice from pretrial publicity  • honest services fraud Roberts; Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor (in part)
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Scalia
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Alito
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Sotomayor
115



Black v. United States 561 U.S. 465 (2010)

honest services fraud  • Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure  • preservation of objections to jury instructions Roberts, Stevens, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor
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Scalia
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Kennedy
116



Christian Legal Soc. Chapter of Univ. of Cal., Hastings College of Law v. Martinez 561 U.S. 661 (2010)

nondiscrimination policy for university student organizations  • First Amendment  • free speech  • public forum doctrine Stevens, Kennedy, Breyer, Sotomayor
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Stevens
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Kennedy
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Alito

References

  • 2009 Term Opinions of the Court, Supreme Court of the United States, retrieved October 4, 2010.
  • 2009 Term Opinions Relating to Orders, Supreme Court of the United States, retrieved October 4, 2010.
  • 2009 Term In-Chambers Opinions, Supreme Court of the United States, retrieved October 4, 2010.