2008 term United States Supreme Court opinions of John Paul Stevens

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The table below lists all opinions filed by Associate Justice John Paul Stevens during the 2008 term of the Supreme Court of the United States, which began on October 6, 2008 and concluded October 4, 2009. This was the thirty-fourth term of Stevens' tenure on the Court. John Paul Stevens, SCOTUS photo portrait.jpg
John Paul Stevens 2008 term statistics
9
Majority or Plurality
5
Concurrence
3
Other
15
Dissent
2
Concurrence/dissent Total = 34
Bench opinions = 29 Opinions relating to orders = 5 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous decisions: 0 Most joined by: Ginsburg (19) Least joined by: Scalia, Thomas, Alito (2)
Case Issue Joined by


Hedgpeth v. Pulido
555 U.S. ___ (2008)
Souter, Ginsburg


Altria Group, Inc. v. Good
555 U.S. ___ (2008)
Preemption of state law Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer


Ysursa v. Pocatello Ed. Assn.
555 U.S. ___ (2009)
Souter


Carcieri v. Salazar
555 U.S. ___ (2009)


Pleasant Grove City v. Summum
555 U.S. ___ (2009)
First Amendment: public forum and government speech Ginsburg


Negusie v. Holder
555 U.S. ___ (2009)
Breyer


Wyeth v. Levine
555 U.S. ___ (2009)
Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer


Walker v. Georgia
555 U.S. ___ (2008)
Death penalty
Stevens filed a statement respecting the Court's denial of certiorari.


Kelly v. California
555 U.S. ___ (2008)
Stevens filed a statement respecting the Court's denial of certiorari, in a case that involved the admissibility of "victim impact evidence" during the sentencing phase of a capital trial.


Vail v. Stenson
555 U.S. ___ (2008)
Ginsburg
Stevens concurred in the Court's stay of execution of a sentence of death.


Harbison v. Bell
556 U.S. ___ (2009)
Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer


Entergy Corp. v. Riverkeeper, Inc.
556 U.S. ___ (2009)
Souter, Ginsburg


14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett
556 U.S. ___ (2009)


Arizona v. Gant
556 U.S. ___ (2009)
Scalia, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg


Thompson v. McNeil
556 U.S. ___ (2009)
Stevens filed a statement respecting the Court's denial of certiorari.


Cone v. Bell
556 U.S. ___ (2009)
Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer


FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc.
556 U.S. ___ (2009)


Dean v. United States
556 U.S. ___ (2009)


Kansas v. Ventris
556 U.S. ___ (2009)
Ginsburg


Burlington N. & S. F. R. Co. v. United States
556 U.S. ___ (2009)
Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Breyer, Alito


Carlsbad Technology, Inc. v. HIF Bio, Inc.
556 U.S. ___ (2009)


AT&T Corp. v. Hulteen
556 U.S. ___ (2009)


Haywood v. Drown
556 U.S. ___ (2009)
Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer


Montejo v. Louisiana
556 U.S. ___ (2009)
Souter, Ginsburg; Breyer (in part)


CSX Transp., Inc. v. Hensley
556 U.S. ___ (2009)


Boyle v. United States
556 U.S. ___ (2009)
Breyer


Polar Tankers, Inc. v. City of Valdez
557 U.S. ___ (2009)
Souter


District Attorney's Office for Third Judicial Dist. v. Osborne
557 U.S. ___ (2009)
Ginsburg, Breyer; Souter (in part)


Yeager v. United States
557 U.S. ___ (2009)
Roberts, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer; Kennedy (in part)


Travelers Indemnity Co. v. Bailey
557 U.S. ___ (2009)
Ginsburg


Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc.
557 U.S. ___ (2009)
Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer


Forest Grove School Dist. v. T. A.
557 U.S. ___ (2009)
Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito


Safford Unified School Dist. #1 v. Redding
557 U.S. ___ (2009)
Ginsburg


In re Davis
557 U.S. ___ (2009)
Ginsburg, Breyer
Stevens concurred in the Court's order that a district court hear and determine a habeas corpus petition, writing to critique Scalia's dissent.

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