2001 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Stephen Breyer

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The table below lists all opinions filed by Associate Justice Stephen Breyer during the 2001 term of the Supreme Court of the United States, which lasted from October 1, 2001, until October 6, 2002. This was the ninth term of Breyer’s tenure on the Court. Stephen Breyer, SCOTUS photo portrait.jpg
Stephen Breyer 2001 term statistics
9
Majority or Plurality
7
Concurrence
1
Other
8
Dissent
1
Concurrence/dissent Total = 26
Bench opinions = 23 Opinions relating to orders = 3 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous decisions: 1 Most joined by: Stevens (15) Least joined by: Thomas (3)
Case Issue Joined by


Chickasaw Nation v. United States
534 U.S. 84 (2001)
Rehnquist, Stevens, Kennedy, Ginsburg; Scalia, Thomas (in part)


J. E. M. Ag Supply, Inc. v. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
534 U.S. 124 (2001)
Stevens


Kansas v. Crane
534 U.S. 407 (2002)
Rehnquist, Stevens, O'Connor, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg


Overton v. Ohio
534 U.S. 982 (2001)
Stevens, O'Connor, Souter
Breyer filed a statement respecting the Court's denial of certiorari.


Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. NLRB
535 U.S. 137 (2002)
Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg


Mickens v. Taylor
535 U.S. 162 (2002)
Ginsburg


Barnhart v. Walton
535 U.S. 212 (2002)
Rehnquist, Stevens, O'Connor, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg; Scalia (in part)


Thompson v. Western States Medical Center
535 U.S. 357 (2002)
Rehnquist, Stevens, Ginsburg


US Airways, Inc. v. Barnett
535 U.S. 391 (2002)
Rehnquist, Stevens, O'Connor, Kennedy


Verizon Communications Inc. v. FCC
535 U.S. 467 (2002)
Scalia (in part)


Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union
535 U.S. 564 (2002)


Lapides v. Board of Regents of Univ. System of Ga.
535 U.S. 613 (2002)
Unanimous


Federal Maritime Comm'n v. South Carolina Ports Authority
535 U.S. 743 (2002)
Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg


Williams v. United States
535 U.S. 911 (2002)
Scalia, Kennedy
Breyer dissented from the Court's denial of certiorari.


Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure
535 U.S. 1157 (2002)
Criminal procedure: Confrontation Clause O'Connor
Breyer filed a dissent from the Court's decision not to transmit to Congress proposed amendments to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 26(b), which would have permitted witness testimony via two-way video transmission. Breyer disagreed with the majority's concerns that the proposed rule was unconstitutional under the Sixth Amendment, and noted that transmittal of the rule would not constitute a judgment by the Court that it was constitutional. Instead, "rather than consider the constitutional matter in the context of a defendant who objects, the Court denies all litigants—prosecutors and consenting defendants alike—the benefits of advances in modern technology. And it thereby deprives litigants, judges, and the public of technology that will help to create trial procedures that are both more efficient and more fair."


Watchtower Bible & Tract Soc. of N. Y., Inc. v. Village of Stratton
536 U.S. 150 (2002)
Souter, Ginsburg


Carey v. Saffold
536 U.S. 214 (2002)
Stevens, O'Connor, Souter, Ginsburg


United States v. Fior D'Italia, Inc.
536 U.S. 238 (2002)
Rehnquist, Stevens, O'Connor, Kennedy, Ginsburg


Gonzaga University v. Doe
536 U.S. 273 (2002)
Souter


Utah v. Evans
536 U.S. 452 (2002)
Rehnquist, Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg; O'Connor (in part)


BE&K Construction Co. v. NLRB
536 U.S. 516 (2002)
Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg


Harris v. United States
536 U.S. 545 (2002)


Ring v. Arizona
536 U.S. 584 (2002)


United States v. Ruiz
536 U.S. 622 (2002)
Rehnquist, Stevens, O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg


Zelman v. Simmons-Harris
536 U.S. 639 (2002)
Stevens, Souter


Board of Ed. of Independent School Dist. No. 92 of Pottawatomie Cty. v. Earls
536 U.S. 822 (2002)


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