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2009 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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The 2009 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 5, 2009 and concluded October 3, 2010. The table illustrates which opinion was filed by each justice in each case and which justices joined each opinion.

Contents

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.

2009 term opinionsEdit

# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Stevens Scalia Kennedy Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito Sotomayor
1 Corcoran v. Levenhagen, 558 U.S. 1October 20, 2009
2 Bobby v. Van Hook, 558 U.S. 4November 9, 2009
3 Wong v. Belmontes, 558 U.S. 15November 16, 2009
4 Porter v. McCollum, 558 U.S. 30November 30, 2009
5 Michigan v. Fisher, 558 U.S. 45December 7, 2009
6 Beard v. Kindler, 558 U.S. 53November 2, 2009December 8, 2009
7 Union Pacific v. Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, 558 U.S. 67October 7, 2009December 8, 2009
8 Alvarez v. Smith, 558 U.S. 87October 14, 2009December 8, 2009
*
9 Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Carpenter, 558 U.S. 100October 5, 2009December 8, 2009
*
10 McDaniel v. Brown, 558 U.S. 120January 11, 2010
11 Smith v. Spisak, 558 U.S. 139October 13, 2009January 12, 2010
*
12 NRG Power Marketing, LLC v. Maine Pub. Util. Comm'n, 558 U.S. 165October 13, 2009January 13, 2010
13 Hollingsworth v. Perry, 558 U.S. 183January 13, 2010
14 Presley v. Georgia, 558 U.S. 209January 19, 2010
15 Wellons v. Hall, 558 U.S. 220January 19, 2010
2
1
1
2
16 Kucana v. Holder, 558 U.S. 233November 10, 2009January 20, 2010
17 South Carolina v. North Carolina, 558 U.S. 256October 13, 2009January 20, 2010
18 Wood v. Allen, 558 U.S. 290November 4, 2009January 20, 2010
19 Citizens United v. Federal Election Comm'n, 558 U.S. 310September 9, 2009January 21, 2010
1
*1
2
*2*2
*1
*1
12
*1
20 Hemi Group, LLC v. City of New York, 559 U.S. 1November 3, 2009January 25, 2010
*
*
21 Briscoe v. Virginia,[1] 559 U.S. 32January 25, 2010
22 Wilkins v. Gaddy, 559 U.S. 34February 22, 2010
23 Thaler v. Haynes, 559 U.S. 43February 22, 2010
24 Florida v. Powell, 559 U.S. 50December 7, 2009February 23, 2010
**
25 Hertz Corp. v. Friend, 559 U.S. 77November 10, 2009February 23, 2010
26 Maryland v. Shatzer, 559 U.S. 98October 5, 2009February 24, 2010
1
*2
27 Kiyemba v. Obama, 559 U.S. 131March 1, 2010
28 Johnson v. United States, 559 U.S. 133October 6, 2009March 2, 2010
29 Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick, 559 U.S. 154October 7, 2009March 2, 2010
30 Mac's Shell Service, Inc. v. Shell Oil Products Co., 559 U.S. 175January 19, 2010March 2, 2010
31 Bloate v. United States, 559 U.S. 196October 6, 2009March 8, 2010
32 Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P. A. v. United States, 559 U.S. 229December 1, 2009March 8, 2010
*1
*2
33 United Student Aid Funds, Inc. v. Espinosa, 559 U.S. 260December 1, 2009March 23, 2010
34 Graham Cty. ...Consv. Dist. v. United States ex rel. Wilson, 559 U.S. 280November 30, 2009March 30, 2010
*
35 Berghuis v. Smith, 559 U.S. 314January 20, 2010March 30, 2010
36 Jones v. Harris Associates, 559 U.S. 335November 2, 2009March 30, 2010
37 Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. 356October 13, 2009March 31, 2010
38 Shady Grove Orthopedic Assoc. P.A. v. Allstate Ins., 559 U.S. 393November 2, 2009March 31, 2010
*
*
*
39 United States v. Stevens, 559 U.S. 460October 6, 2009April 20, 2010
40 Conkright v. Frommert, 559 U.S. 506January 20, 2010April 21, 2010
41 Perdue v. Kenny A., 559 U.S. 542October 14, 2009April 21, 2010
1
2
42 Jerman v. Carlisle, McNellie, Rini, Kramer & Ulrich LPA, 559 U.S. 573January 13, 2010April 21, 2010
1
2
43 Merck & Co. v. Reynolds, 559 U.S. 633November 30, 2009April 27, 2010
1
2
2
44 Stolt-Nielsen S. A. v. AnimalFeeds Int'l Corp., 559 U.S. 662December 9, 2009April 27, 2010
45 Salazar v. Buono, 559 U.S. 700October 7, 2009April 28, 2010
*1
1
2
*
2
1
2
*3
1
46 Renico v. Lett, 559 U.S. 766March 29, 2010May 3, 2010
*
47 Hui v. Castaneda, 559 U.S. 799March 2, 2010May 3, 2010
48 Abbott v. Abbott, 560 U.S. 1January 12, 2010May 17, 2010
49 Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48November 9, 2009May 17, 2010
1
2
1
1
2
1*2
2
50 United States v. Comstock, 560 U.S. 126January 12, 2010May 17, 2010
*
1
2
51 Sullivan v. Florida,[2] 560 U.S. 181May 17, 2010
52 American Needle, Inc. v. National Football League, 560 U.S. 183January 13, 2010May 24, 2010
53 Lewis v. Chicago, 560 U.S. 205February 22, 2010May 24, 2010
54 United States v. O'Brien, 560 U.S. 218February 23, 2010May 24, 2010
1
2
55 Hardt v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., 560 U.S. 242April 26, 2010May 24, 2010
*
56 United States v. Marcus, 560 U.S. 258February 24, 2010May 24, 2010
57 Robertson v. United States ex rel. Watson, 560 U.S. 272May 24, 2010
1
1
12
12
58 Jefferson v. Upton, 560 U.S. 284May 24, 2010
59 Samantar v. Yousuf, 560 U.S. 305March 3, 2010June 1, 2010
1
2
3
60 Alabama v. North Carolina, 560 U.S. 330January 11, 2010June 1, 2010
*12
*
*1
*2
*
61 Berghuis v. Thompkins, 560 U.S. 370March 1, 2010June 1, 2010
62 Levin v. Commerce Energy, Inc., 560 U.S. 413March 22, 2010June 1, 2010
2
1
2
3
63 Carr v. United States, 560 U.S. 438February 24, 2010June 1, 2010
*
64 Barber v. Thomas, 560 U.S. 474March 30, 2010June 7, 2010
65 Hamilton v. Lanning, 560 U.S. 505March 22, 2010June 7, 2010
66 Krupski v. Costa Crociere S. p. A., 560 U.S. 538April 21, 2010June 7, 2010
67 United States v. Juvenile Male, 560 U.S. 558June 7, 2010
68 Carachuri-Rosendo v. Holder, 560 U.S. 563March 31, 2010June 14, 2010
1
2
69 Astrue v. Ratliff, 560 U.S. 586February 22, 2010June 14, 2010
70 Dolan v. United States, 560 U.S. 605April 20, 2010June 14, 2010
71 Holland v. Florida, 560 U.S. 631March 1, 2010June 14, 2010
*
72 New Process Steel, L. P. v. NLRB, 560 U.S. 674March 23, 2010June 17, 2010
61 Stop the Beach Renourishment v. FL Dept. of Env. Protection, 560 U.S. 702December 2, 2009June 17, 2010
*
*1
*2
*2
*1
74 Ontario v. Quon, 560 U.S. 746April 19, 2010June 17, 2010
1
*2
75 Schwab v. Reilly, 560 U.S. 770November 3, 2009June 17, 2010
76 Dillon v. United States, 560 U.S. 817March 30, 2010June 17, 2010
77 Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, 561 U.S. 1February 23, 2010June 21, 2010
78 Rent-A-Center, West, Inc. v. Jackson, 561 U.S. 63April 26, 2010June 21, 2010
79 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. v. Regal-Beloit Corp., 561 U.S. 89March 24, 2010June 21, 2010
80 Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms, 561 U.S. 139April 27, 2010June 21, 2010
81 Doe v. Reed, 561 U.S. 186April 28, 2010June 24, 2010
15
2
5
13
4
5
82 Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247March 29, 2010June 24, 2010
1
1
2
83 Granite Rock Co. v. Teamsters, 561 U.S. 287January 19, 2010June 24, 2010
*
*
84 Magwood v. Patterson, 561 U.S. 320March 24, 2010June 24, 2010
*
*
*
*
85 Skilling v. United States, 561 U.S. 358March 1, 2010June 24, 2010
*
*1
*1*
*1
*
*2
*
86 Black v. United States, 561 U.S. 465December 8, 2009June 24, 2010
1
2
1
87 Weyhrauch v. United States,[3] 561 U.S. 476June 24, 2010
88 Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Co. Acct. Oversight Bd., 561 U.S. 477December 7, 2009June 28, 2010
89 Bilski v. Kappos, 561 U.S. 593November 9, 2009June 28, 2010
1
*2*
*
1
12
1
90 Christian Legal Soc. of Hastings College of Law v. Martinez, 561 U.S. 661April 19, 2010June 28, 2010
1
2
91 McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U.S. 742March 2, 2010June 28, 2010
1
1
*2
2
2
*
2
92 Sears v. Upton, 561 U.S. 945June 29, 2010
-
-
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Stevens Scalia Kennedy Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito Sotomayor

2009 term membership and statisticsEdit

This was the fifth term of Chief Justice Roberts' tenure, the first term for Justice Sotomayor, and the last term for Justice Stevens.

Justice Appointment history Agreement with judgment Opinions filed
Seniority Name President Date confirmed % # Total
Chief Justice John Roberts George W. Bush September 29, 2005 90.2% 83/92 8 3 2 2 15
Associate Justice John Paul Stevens Gerald Ford December 19, 1975 72.5% 66/91 6 13 2 12 33
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Ronald Reagan September 26, 1986 87% 80/92 8 15 0 6 29
Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy Ronald Reagan February 18, 1988 90.2% 83/92 9 8 0 4 21
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 84.8% 78/92 8 13 1 4 26
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Clinton August 10, 1993 79.3% 73/92 9 3 0 3 15
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clinton August 3, 1994 76.9% 70/91 9 6 2 7 24
Associate Justice Samuel Alito George W. Bush January 31, 2006 86.7% 78/90 8 10 0 7 25
Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Barack Obama August 6, 2009 80.2% 69/86 8 2 2 4 16
Totals
73 73 9 49 204


NotesEdit

  1. ^ In Briscoe v. Virginia, the Court summarily vacated the lower court's decision and remanded for further proceedings consistent with Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 557 U.S. 305 (2009).
  2. ^ In Sullivan v. Florida, 560 U.S. 181 (2010), the Court dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted.
  3. ^ In Weyhrauch v. United States, 561 U.S. 476 (2010), the Court vacated the lower court's decision and remanded for further consideration in light of Skilling v. United States, 561 U.S. 358 (2010), handed down the same day.

ReferencesEdit

  • 2009 Term Opinions of the Court, Supreme Court of the United States, retrieved October 4, 2010.