2011 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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The 2011 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 3, 2011 and concluded September 30, 2012. 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.

2011 term opinionsEdit

# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Scalia Kennedy Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito Sotomayor Kagan
1 Cavazos v. Smith, 565 U.S. 1October 31, 2011
2 KPMG LLP v. Cocchi, 565 U.S. 18November 7, 2011
3 Bobby v. Dixon, 565 U.S. 23November 7, 2011
4 Greene v. Fisher, 565 U.S. 34October 11, 2011November 8, 2011
5 Judulang v. Holder, 565 U.S. 42October 12, 2011December 12, 2011
6 Hardy v. Cross, 565 U.S. 65December 12, 2011
7 Smith v. Cain, 565 U.S. 73November 8, 2011January 10, 2012
8 CompuCredit Corp. v. Greenwood, 565 U.S. 95October 11, 2011January 10, 2012
9 Minneci v. Pollard, 565 U.S. 118November 1, 2011January 10, 2012
10 Gonzalez v. Thaler, 565 U.S. 134November 2, 2011January 10, 2012
11 Hosanna-Tabor Evang. Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC, 565 U.S. 171October 5, 2011January 11, 2012
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12 Pacific Operators Offshore, LLP v. Valladolid, 565 U.S. 207October 11, 2011January 11, 2012
13 Perry v. New Hampshire, 565 U.S. 228November 2, 2011January 11, 2012
14 Maples v. Thomas, 565 U.S. 266October 4, 2011January 18, 2012
15 Golan v. Holder, 565 U.S. 302October 5, 2011January 18, 2012
16 Mims v. Arrow Financial Services, LLC, 565 U.S. 368November 28, 2011January 18, 2012
17 Perry v. Perez, 565 U.S. 388January 20, 2012
18 United States v. Jones, 565 U.S. 400November 8, 2011January 23, 2012
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19 Reynolds v. United States, 565 U.S. 432October 3, 2011January 23, 2012
20 National Meat Assn. v. Harris, 565 U.S. 452November 9, 2011January 23, 2012
21 Ryburn v. Huff, 565 U.S. 469January 23, 2012
22 Kawashima v. Holder, 565 U.S. 478November 7, 2011February 21, 2012
23 Howes v. Fields, 565 U.S. 499October 4, 2011February 21, 2012
24 Wetzel v. Lambert, 565 U.S. 520February 24, 2012
25 Marmet Health Care Center, Inc. v. Brown, 565 U.S. 530February 21, 2012
26 Messerschmidt v. Millender, 565 U.S. 535December 5, 2011February 22, 2012
27 PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana, 565 U.S. 576December 7, 2011February 22, 2012
28 Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern Cal., Inc., 565 U.S. 606October 3, 2011February 22, 2012
29 Kurns v. Railroad Friction Products Corp., 565 U.S. 625November 9, 2011February 29, 2012
30 Martel v. Claire, 565 U.S. 648December 6, 2011March 5, 2012
31 Martinez v. Ryan, 566 U.S. 1October 4, 2011March 20, 2012
32 Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Md., 566 U.S. 30January 11, 2012March 20, 2012
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33 Mayo Collaborative Servs. v. Prometheus Lab., Inc., 566 U.S. 66December 7, 2011March 20, 2012
34 Roberts v. Sea-Land Services, Inc., 566 U.S. 93January 11, 2012March 20, 2012
35 Sackett v. EPA, 566 U.S. 120January 9, 2012March 21, 2012
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36 Missouri v. Frye, 566 U.S. 134October 31, 2011March 21, 2012
37 Lafler v. Cooper, 566 U.S. 156October 31, 2011March 21, 2012
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38 Zivotofsky v. Clinton, 566 U.S. 189November 7, 2011March 26, 2012
2*
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39 Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC v. Simmonds, 566 U.S. 221November 29, 2011March 26, 2012
40 Setser v. United States, 566 U.S. 231November 30, 2011March 28, 2012
41 Vartelas v. Holder, 566 U.S. 257January 18, 2012March 28, 2012
42 FAA v. Cooper, 566 U.S. 284November 30, 2011March 28, 2012
43 Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington, 566 U.S. 318October 12, 2011April 2, 2012
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44 Rehberg v. Paulk, 566 U.S. 356November 1, 2011April 2, 2012
45 Vasquez v. United States,[1] 566 U.S. 378April 2, 2012
46 Filarsky v. Delia, 566 U.S. 377January 17, 2012April 17, 2012
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47 Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. v. Novo Nordisk A/S, 566 U.S. 399December 5, 2011April 17, 2012
48 Kappos v. Hyatt, 566 U.S. 431January 9, 2012April 18, 2012
49 Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority, 566 U.S. 449February 28, 2012April 18, 2012
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50 Wood v. Milyard, 566 U.S. 463February 27, 2012April 24, 2012
51 United States v. Home Concrete & Supply, LLC, 566 U.S. 478January 17, 2012April 25, 2012
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*
52 Hall v. United States, 566 U.S. 506November 29, 2011May 14, 2012
53 Astrue v. Capato, 566 U.S. 541March 19, 2012May 21, 2012
54 Taniguchi v. Kan Pacific Saipan, Ltd., 566 U.S. 560February 21, 2012May 21, 2012
55 Holder v. Martinez Gutierrez, 566 U.S. 583January 18, 2012May 21, 2012
56 Blueford v. Arkansas, 566 U.S. 599February 22, 2012May 24, 2012
57 Freeman v. Quicken Loans, Inc., 566 U.S. 624February 21, 2012May 24, 2012
58 RadLAX Gateway Hotel, LLC v. Amalgamated Bank, 566 U.S. 639April 23, 2012May 29, 2012
59 Coleman v. Johnson, 566 U.S. 650May 29, 2012
60 Reichle v. Howards, 566 U.S. 658March 21, 2012June 4, 2012
61 Armour v. Indianapolis, 566 U.S. 673February 29, 2012June 4, 2012
62 Elgin v. Department of Treasury, 567 U.S. 1February 27, 2012June 11, 2012
63 Parker v. Matthews, 567 U.S. 37June 11, 2012
64 Williams v. Illinois, 567 U.S. 50December 6, 2011June 18, 2012
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65 Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., 567 U.S. 142April 16, 2012June 18, 2012
66 Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter, 567 U.S. 182April 18, 2012June 18, 2012
67 Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band... v. Patchak, 567 U.S. 209April 24, 2012June 18, 2012
68 FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc., 567 U.S. 239January 10, 2012June 21, 2012
69 Dorsey v. United States, 567 U.S. 260April 17, 2012June 21, 2012
70 Knox v. Service Employees, 567 U.S. 298January 10, 2012June 21, 2012
71 Southern Union Co. v. United States, 567 U.S. 343March 19, 2012June 21, 2012
72 Arizona v. United States, 567 U.S. 387April 25, 2012June 25, 2012
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3
73 Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. 460March 20, 2012June 25, 2012
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12
13
74 American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock, 567 U.S. 516June 25, 2012
75 National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, 567 U.S. 519March 26–28, 2012June 28, 2012
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76 United States v. Alvarez, 567 U.S. 709February 22, 2012June 28, 2012
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77 First American Financial Corp. v. Edwards,[2] 567 U.S. 756June 28, 2012
78 Tennant v. Jefferson County, 567 U.S. 758September 25, 2012
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Scalia Kennedy Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito Sotomayor Kagan

2011 term membership and statisticsEdit

This was the seventh term of Chief Justice Roberts' tenure and the second 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 90.9% 70/77 7 1 0 4 12
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Ronald Reagan September 26, 1986 80.8% 63/78 8 4 1 9 22
Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy Ronald Reagan February 18, 1988 93.5% 72/77 9 0 0 2 11
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 84.6% 66/78 6 6 1 3 16
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Clinton August 10, 1993 67.9% 53/78 7 4 3 6 20
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clinton August 3, 1994 76.9% 60/78 7 5 0 10 22
Associate Justice Samuel Alito George W. Bush January 31, 2006 82.1% 64/78 7 6 1 5 19
Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Barack Obama August 6, 2009 79.2% 61/77 6 7 1 5 19
Associate Justice Elena Kagan Barack Obama August 7, 2010 81.1% 60/74 7 1 1 1 10
Totals
64 34 8 42 148


NotesEdit

  1. ^ In Vasquez v. United States, 566 U.S. 376 (2012), the Court dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted.
  2. ^ In First American Financial Corp. v. Edwards, 567 U.S. 756 (2012), the Court dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted.

ReferencesEdit

  • 2011 Term Opinions of the Court, Supreme Court of the United States, retrieved September 27, 2012.

Further readingEdit