2001 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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The table below lists the opinions delivered from the bench by the Supreme Court of the United States during the 2001 Term, which lasted from October 1, 2001, until October 6, 2002. The table illustrates what opinions were 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 Argued Decided Rehnquist Stevens O'Connor Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer
United States Postal Service v. Gregory, 534 U.S. 1 October 9, 2001 November 13, 2001



1
2
TRW Inc. v. Andrews, 534 U.S. 19 October 9, 2001 November 13, 2001

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





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

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

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



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



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

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

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

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

1

2
2 2 2
Chao v. Mallard Bay Drilling, Inc., 534 U.S. 235 October 31, 2001 January 9, 2002

Kelly v. South Carolina, 534 U.S. 246 November 26, 2001 January 9, 2002 1 2 1 2
United States v. Arvizu, 534 U.S. 266 November 27, 2001 January 15, 2002



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

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

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

*

*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*

*

*

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

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

*

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

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

1 1


2
Department of Housing and Urban Development v. Rucker, 535 U.S. 125 February 19, 2002 March 26, 2002

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

Mickens v. Taylor, 535 U.S. 162 November 5, 2001 March 27, 2002

1




2 3 3
Barnhart v. Walton, 535 U.S. 212 January 16, 2002 March 27, 2002

*

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

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

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

*

*
United States v. Craft, 535 U.S. 274 January 14, 2002 April 17, 2002

2
1

2
1

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

2
1

2
Thompson v. Western States Medical Center, 535 U.S. 357 February 26, 2002 April 29, 2002



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



1


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

*


1
2 *
Verizon Communications Inc. v. FCC, 535 U.S. 467 October 10, 2001 May 13, 2002

*

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

*

1
2 2 * 2
*

3
Lapides v. Board of Regents of Univ. System of Ga., 535 U.S. 613 February 25, 2002 May 13, 2002

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

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



1


2


2


2
Alabama v. Shelton, 535 U.S. 654 February 19, 2002 May 20, 2002

Mathias v. WorldCom Tech., Inc.,[3] 535 U.S. 682

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

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

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

1

2
2 2 2
Gisbrecht v. Barnhart, 535 U.S. 789 March 20, 2002 May 28, 2002

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

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

*

1
2 2
Devlin v. Scardelletti, 536 U.S. 1 March 26, 2002 June 10, 2002

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

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

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

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

*
*

*

*
*

*


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

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

1


2


2
1 1
United States v. Drayton, 536 U.S. 194 April 16, 2002 June 17, 2002

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

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

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

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

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

2
1

2
1

2
Rush Prudential HMO, Inc. v. Moran, 536 U.S. 355 January 16, 2002 June 20, 2002

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

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

Utah v. Evans, 536 U.S. 452 March 27, 2002 June 20, 2002

*

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

2


1
2


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



1
*
*

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



1


2


1
3
United States v. Ruiz, 536 U.S. 622 April 24, 2002 June 24, 2002

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

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

1

2

3


1
2

3


2
2
2

3
Hope v. Pelzer, 536 U.S. 730 April 17, 2002 June 27, 2002

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
Bd. of Ed. of Pottawatomie v. Earls, 536 U.S. 822 March 19, 2002 June 27, 2002

2
1

2
1

2
2


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

United States v. Bass, 536 U.S. 862 June 28, 2002

Case name 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 Appointed by Date confirmed  % Majority Opinions filed
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist Ronald Reagan (as Chief Justice)

Richard M. Nixon (as Associate Justice)

(CJ) September 26, 1986

(AJ) January 7, 1972

84.5%
10

0

0

5

Total=15
Associate Justice John Paul Stevens Gerald Ford December 19, 1975 72.6%
8

3

1

13

Total=25
Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Ronald Reagan September 25, 1981 87.3%
8

7

3

4

Total=22
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Ronald Reagan September 26, 1986 73.5%
8

10

0

9

Total=27
Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy Ronald Reagan February 18, 1988 89.3%
8

6

0

2

Total=16
Associate Justice David Souter George H. W. Bush October 9, 1990 77.4%
8

3

0

6

Total=17
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 78.6%
7

7

3

7

Total=24
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Clinton August 10, 1993 79.8%
9

3

0

4

Total=16
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clinton August 3, 1994 79.5%
9

7

1

6

Total=23
Notes on statistics:
  • A justice is only included in the majority if they joined or concurred in the Court's judgment in full.
  • Percentages are based only on the cases in which a justice participated, and are rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent.
  • The opinion counts only include the bench opinions listed above; opinions relating to orders and in-chambers opinions are not included.


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.


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