2016 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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The 2016 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 3, 2016 and concluded October 1, 2017. The table below 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.

2016 term opinionsEdit

# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Kennedy Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito Sotomayor Kagan Gorsuch
1 Bosse v. Oklahoma, 580 U.S. ___October 11, 2016
2 Bravo-Fernandez v. United States, 580 U.S. ___October 4, 2016November 29, 2016
3 State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. United States ex rel. Rigsby, 580 U.S. ___November 1, 2016December 6, 2016
4 Salman v. United States, 580 U.S. ___October 5, 2016December 6, 2016
5 Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc., 580 U.S. ___October 11, 2016December 6, 2016
6 Shaw v. United States, 580 U.S. ___October 4, 2016December 12, 2016
7 White v. Pauly, 580 U.S. ___January 9, 2017
8 Lightfoot v. Cendant Mortgage Corp., 580 U.S. ___November 8, 2016January 18, 2017
9 Buck v. Davis, 580 U.S. ___October 5, 2016February 22, 2017
10 Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp., 580 U.S. ___December 6, 2016February 22, 2017
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11 Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, 580 U.S. ___October 31, 2016February 22, 2017
12 Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Bd. of Elections, 580 U.S. ___December 5, 2016March 1, 2017
13 Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado, 580 U.S. ___October 11, 2016March 6, 2017
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14 Beckles v. United States, 580 U.S. ___November 28, 2016March 6, 2017
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2
3
15 Rippo v. Baker, 580 U.S. ___March 6, 2017
16 NLRB v. SW General, Inc., 580 U.S. ___November 7, 2016March 21, 2017
17 SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, 580 U.S. ___November 1, 2016March 21, 2017
18 Manuel v. Joliet, 580 U.S. ___October 5, 2016March 21, 2017
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2
19 Endrew F. v. Douglas County School Dist. RE–1, 580 U.S. ___January 11, 2017March 22, 2017
20 Star Athletica, L. L. C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., 580 U.S. ___October 31, 2016March 22, 2017
21 Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp., 580 U.S. ___December 7, 2016March 22, 2017
22 Moore v. Texas, 581 U.S. ___November 29, 2016March 28, 2017
23 Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman, 581 U.S. ___January 10, 2017March 29, 2017
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24 Dean v. United States, 581 U.S. ___February 28, 2017April 3, 2017
25 McLane Co. v. EEOC, 581 U.S. ___February 21, 2017April 3, 2017
26 Coventry Health Care of Mo., Inc. v. Nevils, 581 U.S. ___March 1, 2017April 18, 2017
27 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger, 581 U.S. ___January 10, 2017April 18, 2017
28 Manrique v. United States, 581 U.S. ___October 11, 2016April 19, 2017
29 Nelson v. Colorado, 581 U.S. ___January 9, 2017April 19, 2017
30 Lewis v. Clarke, 581 U.S. ___January 9, 2017April 25, 2017
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31 Venezuela v. Helmerich & Payne Int'l Drilling Co., 581 U.S. ___November 2, 2016May 1, 2017
32 Bank of America Corp. v. Miami, 581 U.S. ___November 8, 2016May 1, 2017
33 Howell v. Howell, 581 U.S. ___March 20, 2017May 15, 2017
34 Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, 581 U.S. ___January 17, 2017May 15, 2017
35 Kindred Nursing Centers, L. P. v. Clark, 581 U.S. ___February 22, 2017May 15, 2017
36 TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, 581 U.S. ___March 27, 2017May 22, 2017
37 Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon, 581 U.S. ___March 22, 2017May 22, 2017
38 Cooper v. Harris, 581 U.S. ___December 5, 2016May 22, 2017
39 Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark Int'l, Inc., 581 U.S. ___March 21, 2017May 30, 2017
40 Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions, 581 U.S. ___February 27, 2017May 30, 2017
41 BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell, 581 U.S. ___April 25, 2017May 30, 2017
42 County of Los Angeles v. Mendez, 581 U.S. ___March 22, 2017May 30, 2017
43 Town of Chester v. Laroe Estates, Inc., 581 U.S. ___April 17, 2017June 5, 2017
44 Honeycutt v. United States, 581 U.S. ___March 29, 2017June 5, 2017
45 Kokesh v. SEC, 581 U.S. ___April 18, 2017June 5, 2017
46 Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, 581 U.S. ___March 27, 2017June 5, 2017
47 North Carolina v. Covington, 581 U.S. ___June 5, 2017
48 Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc., 582 U.S. ___April 26, 2017June 12, 2017
49 Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, 582 U.S. ___March 21, 2017June 12, 2017
50 Sessions v. Morales-Santana, 582 U.S. ___November 9, 2016June 12, 2017
51 Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc., 582 U.S. ___April 18, 2017June 12, 2017
52 Virginia v. LeBlanc, 582 U.S. ___June 12, 2017
53 Packingham v. North Carolina, 582 U.S. ___February 27, 2017June 19, 2017
54 Ziglar v. Abbasi, 582 U.S. ___January 18, 2017June 19, 2017
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55 McWilliams v. Dunn, 582 U.S. ___April 24, 2017June 19, 2017
56 Matal v. Tam, 582 U.S. ___January 18, 2017June 19, 2017
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57 Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of Cal., 582 U.S. ___April 25, 2017June 19, 2017
58 Jenkins v. Hutton, 582 U.S. ___June 19, 2017
59 Weaver v. Massachusetts, 582 U.S. ___April 19, 2017June 22, 2017
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60 Turner v. United States, 582 U.S. ___March 29, 2017June 22, 2017
61 Maslenjak v. United States, 582 U.S. ___April 26, 2017June 22, 2017
2
1
2
62 Jae Lee v. United States, 582 U.S. ___March 28, 2017June 23, 2017
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63 Murr v. Wisconsin, 582 U.S. ___March 20, 2017June 23, 2017
1
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1
64 Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Board, 582 U.S. ___April 17, 2017June 23, 2017
65 Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, 582 U.S. ___April 19, 2017June 26, 2017
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66 California Public Employees' Retirement System v. ANZ Securities, Inc., 582 U.S. ___April 17, 2017June 26, 2017
67 Davila v. Davis, 582 U.S. ___April 24, 2017June 26, 2017
68 Hernandez v. Mesa, 582 U.S. ___June 26, 2017
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69 Pavan v. Smith, 582 U.S. ___June 26, 2017
70 Trump. v. International Refugee Assistance Project, 582 U.S. ___June 26, 2017
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Kennedy Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito Sotomayor Kagan Gorsuch

2016 term membership and statisticsEdit

This was the twelfth term of Chief Justice Roberts's tenure and the first term for Justice Gorsuch. The Court began the term with eight members, as Congress had not yet confirmed a replacement following the death of Justice Scalia during the 2015 term.

Justice Appointment history Agreement with judgment Opinions filed
Seniority Name President Date confirmed % # Total
Chief Justice John Roberts George W. Bush September 29, 2005 92.8% 64/69 8 0 0 2 10
Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy Ronald Reagan February 18, 1988 95.7% 67/70 8 2 0 0 10
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 77.1% 54/70 7 13 3 9 32
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Clinton August 10, 1993 84.3% 59/70 8 5 2 2 17
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clinton August 3, 1994 90% 63/70 8 3 0 6 17
Associate Justice Samuel Alito George W. Bush January 31, 2006 82.9% 58/70 7 7 1 3 18
Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Barack Obama August 6, 2009 88.4% 61/69 7 3 1 4 15
Associate Justice Elena Kagan Barack Obama August 7, 2010 92.6% 63/68 7 0 0 1 8
Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch Donald Trump April 7, 2017 77.8% 14/18 1 2 0 2 5
Totals
61 35 7 29 132


ReferencesEdit

  • 2016 Term Opinions of the Court, Supreme Court of the United States, retrieved July 15, 2017.