2000 term per curiam opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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The Supreme Court of the United States handed down nine per curiam opinions during its 2000 term, which began on October 2, 2000, and which ended on September 30, 2001.[1]

Because per curiam decisions are issued from the Court as an institution, these opinions all lack the attribution of authorship or joining votes to specific justices. All justices on the Court at the time the decision was handed down are assumed to have participated and concurred unless otherwise noted.

Court membership[edit]

Chief Justice: William Rehnquist

Associate Justices: John Paul Stevens, Sandra Day O'Connor, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, David Souter, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer

Sinkfield v. Kelley[edit]

531 U.S. 28

Decided November 27, 2000.

Middle District of Alabama vacated and remanded.

Full case name: Darryl Sinkfield, et al. v. Peggy C. Kelley, et al.
Citations: 531 U.S. 28; 121 S. Ct. 446; L. Ed. 2d 329; 2000 U.S. LEXIS 8081
Prior history: Injunction granted, 96 F. Supp. 2d 1301 (M.D. Ala. 2000)
Text of the Court's decision is available from:  Findlaw  Justia  Google Scholar  Lexis 

Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board[edit]

531 U.S. 70

Argued December 1, 2000. Decided December 4, 2000.

Supreme Court of Florida vacated and remanded.

Full case name: George W. Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Board, et al.
Citations: 531 U.S. 70; 121 S. Ct. 471; 148 L. Ed. 2d 366; 2000 U.S. LEXIS 8087; 69 U.S.L.W. 4020; 2000 Cal. Daily Op. Service 9599; 14 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 19
Prior history: Motion denied, Fla. Cir. Ct., Nov. 17, 2000; matter certified to Florida Supreme Court, Fla. Ct. App.; sub nom. Palm Beach County Canvassing Bd. v. Harris, 772 So. 2d 1220 (Fla. 2000); cert. granted, 531 U.S. 1004 (2000)
Text of the Court's decision is available from:  Findlaw  Justia  Lexis 

Bush v. Gore[edit]

Main article: Bush v. Gore
531 U.S. 98

Argued December 11, 2000. Decided December 12, 2000.

Florida Supreme Court reversed and remanded.

Rehnquist filed a concurrence, joined by Scalia and Thomas. Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer each filed dissents.

Full case name: George W. Bush and Richard Cheney v. Albert Gore, Jr., et al.
Citations: 531 U.S. 98; 121 S. Ct. 525; 148 L. Ed. 2d 388; 2000 U.S. LEXIS 8430; 69 U.S.L.W. 4029; 2000 Cal. Daily Op. Service 9879; 2000 Colo. J. C.A.R. 6606; 14 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 26
Prior history: Judgment for defendant, Fla. Cir. Ct.; matter certified to Florida Supreme Court, Fla. Ct. App.; aff'd in part, rev'd in part, sub nom. Palm Beach County Canvassing Bd. v. Harris, 772 So. 2d 1273 (2000); cert. granted, stay granted, 531 U.S. 1036 (2000)
Text of the Court's decision is available from:  Findlaw  Justia 

Fiore v. White[edit]

531 U.S. 225

Decided January 9, 2001.

Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded.

Full case name: William Fiore v. Gregory White, Warden
Citations: 531 U.S. 225; 121 S.Ct. 712; 148 L.Ed.2d 629
Prior history: Petition granted, W.D. Penn.; rev'd, 149 F.3d 221 (3d Cir. 1998); question certified, 528 U.S. 23 (1999); reply to certified question, 757 A. 2d 842 (Pa. 2000)
Text of the Court's decision is available from:  Findlaw  Justia 

Ohio v. Reiner[edit]

532 U.S. 17

Decided March 19, 2001

Supreme Court of Ohio reversed and remanded.

Full case name: Ohio v. Matthew Reiner
Citations: 532 U.S. 17
Prior history: Defendant convicted; rev'd, Ohio Ct. App.; aff'd, 731 N.E. 2d 662 (Ohio )
Text of the Court's decision is available from:  Findlaw  Justia 

Reiterated that the protection of the Fifth Amendment is for the innocent as well as the wrongdoer from Grunewald v. United States.

In Grunewald, we recognized that truthful responses of an innocent witness, as well as those of a wrongdoer, may provide the government with incriminating evidence from the speaker's own mouth.

Clark County School Dist. v. Breeden[edit]

532 U.S. 268

Decided April 23, 2001.

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed.

Full case name: Clark County School Dist. v. Shirley A. Breeden
Citations: 532 U.S. 268
Prior history: Summary judgment granted to defendant, No. CV-S-97-365-DWH(RJJ) (D. Nev., Feb. 9, 1999); rev'd, No. 99-15522, 2000 WL 991821 (9th Cir. July 19, 2000) (per curiam) (unpublished); judgt. order reported at 232 F.3d 893 (9th Cir. 2000)
Text of the Court's decision is available from:  Justia 

Major League Baseball Players Assn. v. Garvey[edit]

532 U.S. 504

Decided May 14, 2001.

Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded.

Ginsburg filed a concurrence. Stevens filed a dissent

Full case name: Major League Baseball Players Association v. Steve Garvey
Citations: 532 U.S. 504
Prior history: Motion to vacate arbitration award denied, No. CV-97-05643-WJR, C.D. Cal.; rev'd, sub nom. Garvey v. Roberts, 203 F. 3d 580 (9th Cir. 2000); on remand, case referred to arbitration, No. CV-97-05643-WJR, C.D. Cal.; rev'd, No. 00-56080, 2000 WL 1801383 (9th Cir. Dec. 7, 2000) (unpublished), judgt. order reported at 243 F.3d 547 (9th Cir. 2000)
Text of the Court's decision is available from:  Justia 

Arkansas v. Sullivan[edit]

532 U.S. 769

Decided May 29, 2001.

Supreme Court of Arkansas reversed and remanded.

Ginsburg filed a concurrence.

Full case name: Arkansas v. Kenneth Andrew Sullivan
Citations: 532 U.S. 769
Prior history: Motion to suppress evidence granted; aff'd, 11 S.W. 3d 526 (Ark. 2000); aff'd on rehearing, 16 S.W. 3d 551 (Ark. 2000)
Text of the Court's decision is available from:  Justia 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The description of one opinion has been omitted: in District of Columbia v. Tri County Industries, Inc., 531 U.S. 287 (2001), the Court dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted.

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