2001 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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The 2001 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 1, 2001 and concluded October 6, 2002. The table illustrates which opinion was filed by each justice in each case and which justices joined each opinion.[1]

Table key[edit]


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 concurred or dissented without filing a separate opinion.

2001 term opinions[edit]

# Case name and citation Argued Decided Rehnquist Stevens O'Connor Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer

1

United States Postal Service v. Gregory, 534 U.S. 1 October 9, 2001 November 13, 2001
1
2
2

TRW Inc. v. Andrews, 534 U.S. 19 October 9, 2001 November 13, 2001
3

Correctional Services Corp. v. Malesko, 534 U.S. 61 October 1, 2001 November 27, 2001
4

Chickasaw Nation v. United States, 534 U.S. 84 October 2, 2001 November 27, 2001 * *
5

Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Mineta, 534 U.S. 103 October 31, 2001 November 27, 2001
6

United States v. Knights, 534 U.S. 112 November 6, 2001 December 10, 2001
7

J. E. M. Ag Supply, Inc. v. Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., 534 U.S. 124 October 3, 2001 December 10, 2001
8

Stewart v. Smith, 534 U.S. 157 December 12, 2001
9

Dusenberry v. United States, 534 U.S. 161 October 29, 2001 January 8, 2002
10

Toyota Motor Mfg., Ky., Inc. v. Williams, 534 U.S. 184 November 7, 2001 January 8, 2002
11

Great-West Life & Annuity Ins. Co. v. Knudson, 534 U.S. 204 October 1, 2001 January 8, 2002
1 2
2 2 2
12

Chao v. Mallard Bay Drilling, Inc., 534 U.S. 235 October 31, 2001 January 9, 2002
13

Kelly v. South Carolina, 234 U.S. 246 November 26, 2001 January 9, 2002 1 2 1 2
14

United States v. Arvizu, 534 U.S. 266 November 27, 2001 January 15, 2002
15

EEOC v. Waffle House, Inc., 534 U.S. 279 October 10, 2001 January 15, 2002
16

Thomas v. Chicago Park Dist., 534 U.S. 316 December 3, 2001 January 15, 2002
17

National Cable & Telecommunications Assn., Inc. v. Gulf Power Co., 534 U.S. 327 October 2, 2001 January 16, 2002
*
*
18

Lee v. Kemna, 534 U.S. 362 October 29, 2001 January 22, 2002
19

Kansas v. Crane, 534 U.S. 407 October 30, 2001 January 22, 2002
20

Owasso Independent School Dist. No. I-011 v. Falvo, 534 U.S. 426 November 27, 2001 February 19, 2002
21

Barnhart v. Sigmon Coal Co., 534 U.S. 438 November 7, 2001 February 19, 2002
22

Wisconsin Dept. of Health and Family Servs. v. Blumer, 534 U.S. 473 December 3, 2001 February 20, 2002
23

Swierkiewicz v. Sorema N. A., 534 U.S. 506 January 15, 2002 February 26, 2002
24

Porter v. Nussle, 534 U.S. 516 January 14, 2002 February 26, 2002
25

Raygor v. Regents of Univ. of Minn., 534 U.S. 533 November 26, 2001 February 27, 2002
26

New York v. FERC, 535 U.S. 1 October 3, 2001 March 4, 2002
*
*
*
27

Young v. United States, 535 U.S. 43 January 9, 2002 March 4, 2002
28

United States v. Vonn, 535 U.S. 55 November 6, 2001 March 4, 2002
*
29

Ragsdale v. Wolverine World Wide, Inc., 535 U.S. 81 January 7, 2002 March 19, 2002
30

Edelman v. Lynchburg College, 535 U.S. 106 January 8, 2002 March 19, 2002 1 1
2
31

Department of Housing and Urban Development v. Rucker, 535 U.S. 125 February 19, 2002 March 26, 2002
32

Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. NLRB, 535 U.S. 137 January 15, 2002 March 27, 2002
33

Mickens v. Taylor, 535 U.S. 162 November 5, 2001 March 27, 2002 1
2 3 3
34

Barnhart v. Walton, 535 U.S. 212 January 16, 2002 March 27, 2002
*
35

Adams v. Florida Power Corp.,[2] 535 U.S. 228 March 20, 2002 April 1, 2002
36

Sao Paulo State of Federative Republic of Brazil v. American Tobacco Co., 535 U.S. 229 April 1, 2002
37

Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition, 535 U.S. 234 October 30, 2001 April 16, 2002
*
* *
38

United States v. Craft, 535 U.S. 274 January 14, 2002 April 17, 2002 2
1 2
1 2
39

Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council, Inc. v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 535 U.S. 302 January 7, 2002 April 23, 2002 1
1 2
1 2
40

Thompson v. Western States Medical Center, 535 U.S. 357 February 26, 2002 April 29, 2002
41

US Airways, Inc. v. Barnett, 535 U.S. 391 December 4, 2001 April 29, 2002
1
2
1 2 1 2
42

Los Angeles v. Alameda Books, Inc., 535 U.S. 425 December 4, 2001 May 13, 2002 *
1
2 *
43

Verizon Communications Inc. v. FCC, 535 U.S. 467 October 10, 2001 May 13, 2002
* *
*
44

Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union, 535 U.S. 564 November 28, 2001 May 13, 2002
* 1
2 2 * 2
* 3
45

Lapides v. Board of Regents of Univ. System of Ga., 535 U.S. 613 February 25, 2002 May 13, 2002
46

United States v. Cotton, 535 U.S. 625 April 15, 2002 May 20, 2002
47

Verizon Md. Inc. v. Public Serv. Comm'n of Md., 535 U.S. 635 December 5, 2001 May 20, 2002
1
2
2
2
48

Alabama v. Shelton, 535 U.S. 654 February 19, 2002 May 20, 2002
49

Mathias v. WorldCom Tech., Inc.,[3] 535 U.S. 682 December 5, 2001 May 20, 2002
50

Bell v. Cone, 535 U.S. 685 March 25, 2002 May 28, 2002
51

Festo Corp. v. Shoketsu Kinzoku Kogyo Kabushiki Co., 535 U.S. 722 January 8, 2002 May 28, 2002
52

Federal Maritime Comm'n v. South Carolina Ports Authority, 535 U.S. 743 February 25, 2002 May 28, 2002
1 2
2 2 2
53

Gisbrecht v. Barnhart, 535 U.S. 789 March 20, 2002 May 28, 2002
54

SEC v. Zandford, 535 U.S. 813 March 18, 2002 June 3, 2002
55

Holmes Group, Inc. v. Vornado Air Circulation Systems, Inc., 535 U.S. 826 March 19, 2002 June 3, 2002
* 1
2 2
56

Devlin v. Scardelletti, 536 U.S. 1 March 26, 2002 June 10, 2002
57

McKune v. Lile, 536 U.S. 24 November 28, 2001 June 10, 2002 *
58

Chevron U. S. A. Inc. v. Echazabal, 536 U.S. 73 February 27, 2002 June 10, 2002
59

JPMorgan Chase Bank v. Traffic Stream (BVI) Infrastructure Ltd., 536 U.S. 88 April 17, 2002 June 10, 2002
60

National Railroad Passenger Corporation v. Morgan, 536 U.S. 101 January 9, 2002 June 10, 2002
*
*
* *
* *
*
61

Franconia Associates v. United States, 536 U.S. 129 April 15, 2002 June 10, 2002
62

Watchtower Bible & Tract Soc. of N. Y., Inc. v. Village of Stratton, 536 U.S. 150 February 26, 2002 June 17, 2002 1
2
1
2
2
63

Barnes v. Gorman, 536 U.S. 181 April 23, 2002 June 17, 2002 1
2
2
1 1
64

United States v. Drayton, 536 U.S. 194 April 16, 2002 June 17, 2002
65

Carey v. Saffold, 536 U.S. 214 February 27, 2002 June 17, 2002
66

United States v. Fior D'Italia, Inc., 536 U.S. 238 April 22, 2002 June 17, 2002
67

Horn v. Banks, 536 U.S. 26 June 17, 2002
68

Gonzaga University v. Doe, 536 U.S. 273 April 24, 2002 June 20, 2002
69

Atkins v. Virginia, 536 U.S. 304 February 20, 2002 June 20, 2002
1 2
1 2
1 2
70

Rush Prudential HMO, Inc. v. Moran, 536 U.S. 355 January 16, 2002 June 20, 2002
71

Christopher v. Harbury, 536 U.S. 403 March 18, 2002 June 20, 2002
72

City of Columbus v. Ours Garage & Wrecker Service, Inc., 536 U.S. 424 April 23, 2002 June 20, 2002
73

Utah v. Evans, 536 U.S. 452 March 27, 2002 June 20, 2002
* 1
1 2 2
74

BE&K Construction Co. v. NLRB, 536 U.S. 516 April 16, 2002 June 24, 2002 2
1
2
1
2 2
75

Harris v. United States, 536 U.S. 545 March 25, 2002 June 24, 2002
1
*
* 2
76

Ring v. Arizona, 536 U.S. 584 April 22, 2002 June 24, 2002
1
2
1
3
77

United States v. Ruiz, 536 U.S. 622 April 24, 2002 June 24, 2002
78

Kirk v. Louisiana, 536 U.S. 635 June 24, 2002
79

Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, 536 U.S. 639 February 20, 2002 June 27, 2002
1 2 3
1
2 3
2
2
2 3
80

Hope v. Pelzer, 536 U.S. 730 April 17, 2002 June 27, 2002
81

Republican Party of Minnesota v. White, 536 U.S. 765 March 26, 2002 June 27, 2002
1 2
1
2
1 2
1 2
1 2
82

Board of Ed. of Independent School Dist. No. 92 of Pottawatomie Cty. v. Earls, 536 U.S. 822 March 19, 2002 June 27, 2002 2
1 2
1 2
2
83

Stewart v. Smith, 536 U.S. 856 June 28, 2002
84

United States v. Bass, 536 U.S. 862 June 28, 2002
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Rehnquist Stevens O'Connor Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer

2001 term membership and statistics[edit]

This was the sixteenth term of Chief Justice Rehnquist's tenure, and the eighth consecutive term in which the Court's membership had not changed.

Justice Appointment history Agreement with judgment Opinions filed
Seniority Name President Date confirmed  % # Total
Chief Justice Rehnquist, WilliamWilliam Rehnquist Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon[4] January 7, 1972 84.5% 71/84 10 0 0 5 15
Associate Justice Stevens, John PaulJohn Paul Stevens Ford, GeraldGerald Ford December 19, 1975 72.6% 61/84 8 3 1 13 25
Associate Justice O'Connor, Sandra DaySandra Day O'Connor Reagan, RonaldRonald Reagan September 25, 1981 87.3% 69/79 8 7 3 4 22
Associate Justice Scalia, AntoninAntonin Scalia Reagan, RonaldRonald Reagan September 26, 1986 73.5% 61/83 8 10 0 9 27
Associate Justice Kennedy, AnthonyAnthony Kennedy Reagan, RonaldRonald Reagan February 18, 1988 89.3% 75/84 8 6 0 2 16
Associate Justice Souter, DavidDavid Souter Bush, George H. W.George H. W. Bush October 9, 1990 77.4% 65/84 8 3 0 6 17
Associate Justice Thomas, ClarenceClarence Thomas Bush, George H. W.George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 78.6% 66/84 7 7 3 7 24
Associate Justice Ginsburg, Ruth BaderRuth Bader Ginsburg Clinton, BillBill Clinton August 10, 1993 79.8% 67/84 9 3 0 4 16
Associate Justice Breyer, StephenStephen Breyer Clinton, BillBill Clinton August 3, 1994 79.5% 66/83 9 7 1 6 23
Totals
75 46 8 56 185


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ One decree the Court had included in its list of bench opinions for the term has been omitted: Nebraska v. Wyoming, 534 U.S. 40 (2001), a per curiam decree approving the parties' settlement.
  2. ^ The Court in Adams dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted.
  3. ^ The Court in Mathias dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted. The Court stated that it had become clear after full briefing and argument that the petitioners were the prevailing parties in the lower court who were seeking review of findings they considered erroneous, but that were not essential to the judgment. The Court had additionally granted cert. in two other cases on the same issue that arose from the same factual context.
  4. ^ Rehnquist was initially appointed by Nixon to the Court as an Associate Justice. He was subsequently appointed to serve as Chief Justice by President Ronald Reagan and confirmed in that position September 26, 1986.


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