2012 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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The 2012 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 1, 2012 and concluded October 6, 2013. The table illustrates which opinion was filed by each justice in each case and which justices joined each opinion. For a brief description of the central holding in each case, see the list of cases decided by the Roberts court during the 2012 term.

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.

2012 term opinionsEdit

# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Scalia Kennedy Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito Sotomayor Kagan
1 Lefemine v. Wideman, 568 U.S. 1November 5, 2012
2 United States v. Bormes, 568 U.S. 6October 2, 2012November 13, 2012
3 Nitro-Lift Technologies, L. L. C. v. Howard, 568 U.S. 17November 26, 2012
4 Arkansas Game and Fish Comm’n v. United States, 568 U.S. 23October 3, 2012December 4, 2012
5 Kloeckner v. Solis, 568 U.S. 41October 2, 2012December 10, 2012
6 Ryan v. Valencia Gonzales, 568 U.S. 57October 9, 2012January 8, 2013
7 L.A. Cty. Flood Control Dist. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, 568 U.S. 78December 4, 2012January 8, 2013
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8 Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc., 568 U.S. 85November 7, 2012January 9, 2013
9 Smith v. United States, 568 U.S. 106November 6, 2012January 9, 2013
10 Lozman v. Riviera Beach, 568 U.S. 115October 1, 2012January 15, 2013
11 Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center, 568 U.S. 145December 4, 2012January 22, 2013
12 Chafin v. Chafin, 568 U.S. 165December 5, 2012February 19, 2013
13 Bailey v. United States, 568 U.S. 186November 1, 2012February 19, 2013
14 FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc., 568 U.S. 216November 26, 2012February 19, 2013
15 Florida v. Harris, 568 U.S. 237October 31, 2012February 19, 2013
16 Gunn v. Minton, 568 U.S. 251January 16, 2013February 20, 2013
17 Henderson v. United States, 568 U.S. 266November 28, 2012February 20, 2013
18 Johnson v. Williams, 568 U.S. 289October 3, 2012February 20, 2013
19 Evans v. Michigan, 568 U.S. 313November 6, 2012February 20, 2013
20 Chaidez v. United States, 568 U.S. 342November 1, 2012February 20, 2013
21 Marx v. General Revenue Corp., 568 U.S. 371November 7, 2012February 26, 2013
22 Clapper v. Amnesty International USA, 568 U.S. 398October 29, 2012February 26, 2013
23 Gabelli v. SEC, 568 U.S. 442January 8, 2013February 27, 2013
24 Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, 568 U.S. 455November 5, 2012February 27, 2013
12*
2
2
25 Levin v. United States, 568 U.S. 503January 15, 2013March 4, 2013
*
26 Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 568 U.S. 519October 29, 2012March 19, 2013
*
27 Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles, 568 U.S. 588January 7, 2013March 19, 2013
28 Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center, 568 U.S. 597December 3, 2012March 20, 2013
*
29 Wos v. E. M. A., 568 U.S. 627January 8, 2013March 20, 2013
30 Florida v. Jardines, 569 U.S. 1October 31, 2012March 26, 2013
31 Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 569 U.S. 27November 5, 2012March 27, 2013
32 Millbrook v. United States, 569 U.S. 50February 19, 2013March 27, 2013
33 Marshall v. Rodgers, 569 U.S. 58April 1, 2013
34 Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk, 569 U.S. 66December 3, 2012April 16, 2013
35 US Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen, 569 U.S. 88November 27, 2012April 16, 2013
36 Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.,[1] 569 U.S. 108October 1, 2012April 17, 2013
1
3
2
2
3
2
2
37 Missouri v. McNeely, 569 U.S. 141January 9, 2013April 17, 2013
*
*
38 Moncrieffe v. Holder, 569 U.S. 184October 10, 2012April 23, 2013
1
2
39 McBurney v. Young, 569 U.S. 221February 20, 2013April 29, 2013
40 Boyer v. Louisiana,[2] 569 U.S. 238January 14, 2013April 29, 2013
41 Dan's City Used Cars, Inc. v. Pelkey, 569 U.S. 251March 20, 2013May 13, 2013
42 Bullock v. BankChampaign, N. A., 569 U.S. 267March 18, 2013May 13, 2013
43 Bowman v. Monsanto Co., 569 U.S. 278February 19, 2013May 13, 2013
44 Arlington v. FCC, 569 U.S. 290January 16, 2013May 20, 2013
45 PPL Corp. v. Commissioner, 569 U.S. 329February 20, 2013May 20, 2013
46 Metrish v. Lancaster, 569 U.S. 351April 24, 2013May 20, 2013
47 Sebelius v. Cloer, 569 U.S. 369March 19, 2013May 20, 2013
*
*
48 McQuiggin v. Perkins, 569 U.S. 383February 25, 2013May 28, 2013
*
49 Trevino v. Thaler, 569 U.S. 413February 25, 2013May 28, 2013
1
2
2
1
50 Maryland v. King, 569 U.S. 435February 26, 2013June 3, 2013
51 Hillman v. Maretta, 569 U.S. 483April 22, 2013June 3, 2013
*
1
2
52 Nevada v. Jackson, 569 U.S. 505June 3, 2013
53 Horne v. Department of Agriculture, 569 U.S. 513March 20, 2013June 10, 2013
54 Peugh v. United States, 569 U.S. 530February 26, 2013June 10, 2013
1*
1*2
*
1
1*2
*
55 Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, 569 U.S. 564March 25, 2013June 10, 2013
56 Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., 569 U.S. 576April 15, 2013June 13, 2013
*
57 United States v. Davila, 569 U.S. 597April 15, 2013June 13, 2013
58 Tarrant Regional Water Dist. v. Herrmann, 569 U.S. 614April 23, 2013June 13, 2013
59 American Trucking Assns., Inc. v. Los Angeles, 569 U.S. 641April 16, 2013June 13, 2013
60 Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Ariz., Inc., 570 U.S. ___March 18, 2013June 17, 2013
*
1
2
61 Maracich v. Spears, 570 U.S. ___January 9, 2013June 17, 2013
62 Alleyne v. United States, 570 U.S. ___January 14, 2013June 17, 2013
1
1
1
*
2
*1
2
2
2
63 FTC v. Actavis, Inc., 570 U.S. ___March 25, 2013June 17, 2013
64 Salinas v. Texas, 570 U.S. ___April 17, 2013June 17, 2013
*
65 Agency for Int'l Development v. Alliance for Open Society Int'l, Inc., 570 U.S. ___April 22, 2013June 20, 2013
66 American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, 570 U.S. ___February 27, 2013June 20, 2013
67 Descamps v. United States, 570 U.S. ___January 7, 2013June 20, 2013
1
2
68 Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, 570 U.S. ___October 10, 2012June 24, 2013
1
2
69 University of Tex. Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, 570 U.S. ___April 24, 2013June 24, 2013
70 United States v. Kebodeaux, 570 U.S. ___April 17, 2013June 24, 2013
1
12*
2
2
71 Vance v. Ball State University, 570 U.S. ___November 26, 2012June 24, 2013
72 Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. v. Bartlett, 570 U.S. ___March 19, 2013June 24, 2013
2
1
2
1
73 Ryan v. Schad, 570 U.S. ___June 24, 2013
74 Shelby County v. Holder, 570 U.S. ___February 27, 2013June 25, 2013
75 Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management Dist., 570 U.S. ___January 15, 2013June 25, 2013
76 Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, 570 U.S. ___April 16, 2013June 25, 2013
12*
1
2
2
2
2
77 Hollingsworth v. Perry, 570 U.S. ___March 26, 2013June 26, 2013
78 Sekhar v. United States, 570 U.S. ___April 23, 2013June 26, 2013
79 United States v. Windsor, 570 U.S. ___March 27, 2013June 26, 2013
12*
2
23*
3
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Scalia Kennedy Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito Sotomayor Kagan

2012 term membership and statisticsEdit

This was the eighth term of Chief Justice Roberts's tenure and the third 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 86.1% 68/79 8 2 1 6 17
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Ronald Reagan September 26, 1986 78.5% 62/79 8 5 1 10 24
Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy Ronald Reagan February 18, 1988 91.1% 72/79 8 5 0 1 14
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 79.7% 63/79 8 11 0 6 25
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Clinton August 10, 1993 78.5% 62/79 9 1 0 7 17
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clinton August 3, 1994 82.1% 64/78 8 5 0 5 18
Associate Justice Samuel Alito George W. Bush January 31, 2006 79.5% 62/78 8 7 0 8 23
Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Barack Obama August 6, 2009 78.2% 61/78 8 3 0 6 17
Associate Justice Elena Kagan Barack Obama August 7, 2010 80.3% 61/76 8 2 0 3 13
Totals
73 41 2 51 167


NotesEdit

  1. ^ Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. was reargued October 1, 2012; it was originally argued February 28, 2012.
  2. ^ In Boyer v. Louisiana, 569 U.S. ___ (2013), the Court dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted.

ReferencesEdit

  • 2012 Term Opinions of the Court, Supreme Court of the United States, retrieved October 7, 2013.

Further readingEdit