2007 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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This is a list of the opinions delivered from the bench by the Supreme Court of the United States during its 2007 term, which began on October 1, 2007, and concluded September 30, 2008, and statistics associated therewith. The table illustrates which opinion was filed by each justice in each case, and which justices joined each opinion.

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.

2007 term opinions[edit]


Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Stevens Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito
1

Board of Ed. of City School Dist. of New York v. Tom F.,[1] 552 U.S. 1 October 10, 2007
2

Allen v. Siebert, 552 U.S. 3 November 5, 2007
3

CSX Transp., Inc. v. Georgia State Bd. of Equalization, 552 U.S. 9 November 5, 2007 December 4, 2007
4

Logan v. United States, 552 U.S. 23 October 30, 2007 December 4, 2007
5

Gall v. United States, 552 U.S. 38 October 2, 2007 December 10, 2007


1


2
1 2
6

Watson v. United States, 552 U.S. 74 October 9, 2007 December 10, 2007
7

Kimbrough v. United States, 552 U.S. 85 October 2, 2007 December 10, 2007


1 2
8

Arave v. Hoffman, 552 U.S. 117 January 7, 2008
9

Wright v. Van Patten, 552 U.S. 120 January 7, 2008
10

John R. Sand & Gravel Co. v. United States, 552 U.S. 130 November 6, 2007 January 7, 2008 1
1

2
11

Stoneridge Investment Partners, LLC v. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., 552 U.S. 148 October 9, 2007 January 15, 2008
12

Knight v. Commissioner, 552 U.S. 181 November 27, 2007 January 16, 2008
13

New York State Bd. of Elections v. Lopez Torres, 552 U.S. 196 October 3, 2007 January 16, 2008


1
2


1


2*
14

Ali v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, 552 U.S. 214 October 29, 2007 January 22, 2008
1

2
1 1
1

2
15

LaRue v. DeWolff, Boberg & Associates, Inc., 552 U.S. 248 November 26, 2007 February 20, 2008 1 2 1 2
16

Danforth v. Minnesota, 552 U.S. 264 October 31, 2007 February 20, 2008
17

Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc., 552 U.S. 312 December 4, 2007 February 20, 2008
*

18

Preston v. Ferrer, 552 U.S. 346 January 14, 2008 February 20, 2008
19

Rowe v. New Hampshire Motor Transp. Assn., 552 U.S. 364 November 28, 2007 February 20, 2008
*

1
2
20

Sprint/United Management Co. v. Mendelsohn, 552 U.S. 379 December 3, 2007 February 26, 2008
21

Federal Express Corp. v. Holowecki, 552 U.S. 389 November 6, 2007 February 27, 2008
22

Boulware v. United States, 552 U.S. 421 January 8, 2008 March 3, 2008
23

Warner-Lambert Co. v. Kent,[2] 552 U.S. 440 March 3, 2008
24

Washington State Grange v. Washington State Republican Party, 552 U.S. 442 October 1, 2007 March 18, 2008




25

Snyder v. Louisiana, 552 U.S. 472 December 4, 2007 March 19, 2008
26

Medellín v. Texas, 552 U.S. 491 October 10, 2007 March 25, 2008
27

Hall Street Associates, L. L. C. v. Mattel, Inc., 552 U.S. 576 November 7, 2007 March 25, 2008 1 * 1 2
28

New Jersey v. Delaware, 552 U.S. 597 November 27, 2007 March 31, 2008
*

29

United States v. Clintwood Elkhorn Mining Co., 553 U.S. 1 March 24, 2008 April 15, 2008
30

MeadWestvaco Corp. v. Illinois Dept. of Revenue, 553 U.S. 16 January 16, 2008 April 15, 2008


31

Baze v. Rees, 553 U.S. 35 January 7, 2008 April 16, 2008 * 1
2

3
2

3
4


5
32

Burgess v. United States, 553 U.S. 124 March 24, 2008 April 16, 2008
33

Begay v. United States, 553 U.S. 137 January 15, 2008 April 16, 2008
34

Virginia v. Moore, 553 U.S. 164 January 14, 2008 April 23, 2008
35

Crawford v. Marion County Election Bd., 553 U.S. 181 January 9, 2008 April 28, 2008 * 1 1 2
36

Gonzalez v. United States, 553 U.S. 242 January 8, 2008 May 12, 2008
37

United States v. Ressam, 553 U.S. 272 March 25, 2008 May 19, 2008
*

*

38

United States v. Williams, 553 U.S. 285 October 30, 2007 May 19, 2008




39

Department of Revenue of Ky. v. Davis, 553 U.S. 328 November 5, 2007 May 19, 2008
*

1


2
*

3
1 * 4 *
1

2
40

United States v. Rodriquez, 553 U.S. 377 January 15, 2008 May 19, 2008
41

Riley v. Kennedy, 553 U.S. 406 March 24, 2008 May 27, 2008
42

CBOCS West, Inc. v. Humphries, 553 U.S. 442 February 20, 2008 May 27, 2008
43

Gomez-Perez v. Potter, 553 U.S. 474 February 19, 2008 May 27, 2008 1
1*

2
1*

2
44

United States v. Santos, 553 U.S. 507 October 3, 2007 June 2, 2008 2 * 2 *
1

2
2
45

Regalado Cuellar v. United States, 553 U.S. 550 February 25, 2008 June 2, 2008






46

Richlin Security Service Co. v. Chertoff, 553 U.S. 571 March 19, 2008 June 2, 2008 * *
47

Engquist v. Oregon Dept. of Agriculture, 553 U.S. 591 April 21, 2008 June 9, 2008
48

Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc., 553 U.S. 617 January 16, 2008 June 9, 2008
49

Bridge v. Phoenix Bond & Indemnity Co., 553 U.S. 639 April 14, 2008 June 9, 2008
50

Allison Engine Co. v. United States ex rel. Sanders, 553 U.S. 662 February 26, 2008 June 9, 2008
51

Munaf v. Geren, 553 U.S. 674 March 25, 2008 June 12, 2008






52

Irizarry v. United States, 553 U.S. 708 April 15, 2008 June 12, 2008


53

Boumediene v. Bush, 553 U.S. 723 December 5, 2007 June 12, 2008
1

2
1

2


1

2




1

2
54

Republic of Philippines v. Pimentel, 553 U.S. 851 March 17, 2008 June 12, 2008
*

1
*

2
55

Taylor v. Sturgell, 553 U.S. 880 April 16, 2008 June 12, 2008
56

Dada v. Mukasey, 554 U.S. 1 January 7, 2008 June 16, 2008 1 1 1 2
57

Florida Dept. of Revenue v. Piccadilly Cafeterias, Inc., 554 U.S. 33 March 26, 2008 June 16, 2008
58

Chamber of Commerce of United States v. Brown, 554 U.S. 60 March 19, 2008 June 19, 2008
59

Meacham v. Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, 554 U.S. 84 April 23, 2008 June 19, 2008
*

60

Metropolitan Life Ins. Co. v. Glenn, 554 U.S. 105 April 23, 2008 June 19, 2008
*

61

Kentucky Retirement Systems v. EEOC, 554 U.S. 135 January 9, 2008 June 19, 2008
62

Indiana v. Edwards, 554 U.S. 164 March 26, 2008 June 19, 2008
63

Rothgery v. Gillespie County, 554 U.S. 191 March 17, 2008 June 23, 2008


1

2


1

2


2
64

Greenlaw v. United States, 554 U.S. 237 April 15, 2008 June 23, 2008


*
65

Sprint Communications Co. v. APCC Services, Inc., 554 U.S. 269 April 21, 2008 June 23, 2008
66

Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land and Cattle Co., Inc., 554 U.S. 316 April 14, 2008 June 25, 2008
*

*

*

*

67

Giles v. California, 554 U.S. 353 April 22, 2008 June 25, 2008 *
*

1


2
*

1


3
68

Kennedy v. Louisiana, 554 U.S. 407 April 16, 2008 June 25, 2008
69

Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker, 554 U.S. 471 February 27, 2008 June 25, 2008
*

1




*

2
*

3
70

Morgan Stanley Cap. Group v. Pub. Util. Dist. #1 of Snohomish Cty., 554 U.S. 527 June 26, 2008
*

71

District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 March 18, 2008 June 26, 2008
1

2
1

2
1

2
1

2
72

Davis v. Federal Election Comm’n, 554 U.S. 724 April 22, 2008 June 26, 2008
*

1
*

1*
*

1*

2
*

1*

2
73

Medellín v. Texas, 554 U.S. 759 August 5, 2008 1 2 3 4
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Stevens Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito

2007 term membership and statistics[edit]

This was the third term of Chief Justice Roberts' tenure and the second full term with the present membership of the Court.

Justice Appointed by Date confirmed  % in majority Opinions filed
Chief Justice John G. Roberts George W. Bush September 29, 2005 90.1%
8

5

0

4

Total=17
Associate Justice John Paul Stevens Gerald Ford December 19, 1975 74.0%
7

8

4

9

Total=28
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Ronald Reagan September 26, 1986 82.2%
8

10

0

6

Total=24
Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy February 18, 1988 86.1%
7

1

1

3

Total=12
Associate Justice David Souter George H. W. Bush October 9, 1990 76.7%
7

4

1

4

Total=16
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas October 23, 1991 76.7%
7

7

1

9

Total=24
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Clinton August 10, 1993 75.3%
8

4

3

4

Total=19
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer August 3, 1994 76.8%
8

2

1

12

Total=23
Associate Justice Samuel Alito George W. Bush January 31, 2006 83.3%
7

4

0

8

Total=19
Notes on statistics:
  • A justice is only included in the majority if he or she joined or concurred in full in the Court's judgment.
  • Percentages are based only on the cases in which a justice participated and are rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one percentage point.
  • The opinion counts only include the bench opinions listed above; opinions relating to orders and in-chambers opinions are not included.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The per curiam opinion in Board of Ed. of City School Dist. of New York v. Tom F. merely noted that the lower court's judgment was affirmed by an equally divided Court.
  2. ^ The lower court's judgment in Warner-Lambert Co. v. Kent was affirmed by an equally divided Court.

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