2010 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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This is a list of the opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States delivered during its 2010 term, which began October 4, 2010 and concluded October 1, 2011. 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.

2010 term opinions[edit]


Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Scalia Kennedy Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito Sotomayor Kagan
1

Wilson v. Corcoran, 562 U.S. ___ November 8, 2010
2

Abbott v. United States, 562 U.S. ___ October 4, 2010 November 15, 2010
3

Los Angeles County v. Humphries, 562 U.S. ___ October 5, 2010 November 30, 2010
4

Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Omega, S.A.,[1] 562 U.S. ___ December 13, 2010
5

Madison County v. Oneida Indian Nation of N. Y., 562 U.S. ___ January 10, 2011
6

Mayo Foundation for Medical Ed. and Research v. United States, 562 U.S. ___ November 8, 2010 January 11, 2011
7

Ransom v. FIA Card Services, N. A., 562 U.S. ___ October 4, 2010 January 11, 2011
8

Harrington v. Richter, 562 U.S. ___ October 12, 2010 January 19, 2011
9

Premo v. Moore, 562 U.S. ___ October 12, 2010 January 19, 2011
10

NASA v. Nelson, 562 U.S. ___ October 5, 2010 January 19, 2011 1
1

2
11

Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP, 562 U.S. ___ December 7, 2010 January 24, 2011




12

Ortiz v. Jordan, 562 U.S. ___ November 1, 2010 January 24, 2011
13

Chase Bank USA, N. A. v. McCoy, 562 U.S. ___ December 8, 2010 January 24, 2011
14

Swarthout v. Cooke, 562 U.S. ___ January 24, 2011


15

Bruesewitz v. Wyeth LLC, 562 U.S. ___ October 12, 2010 February 22, 2011


16

CSX Transportation, Inc. v. Alabama Dept. of Revenue, 562 U.S. ___ November 10, 2010 February 22, 2011
17

Walker v. Martin, 562 U.S. ___ November 29, 2010 February 23, 2011
18

Williamson v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc., 562 U.S. ___ November 3, 2010 February 23, 2011 1


2
19

Michigan v. Bryant, 562 U.S. ___ October 5, 2010 February 28, 2011 1 2
20

FCC v. AT&T Inc., 562 U.S. ___ January 19, 2011 March 1, 2011
21

Staub v. Proctor Hospital, 562 U.S. ___ November 2, 2010 March 1, 2011
22

Henderson v. Shinseki, 562 U.S. ___ December 6, 2010 March 1, 2011
23

Snyder v. Phelps, 562 U.S. ___ October 10, 2010 March 2, 2011


24

Pepper v. United States, 562 U.S. ___ December 6, 2010 March 2, 2011
*

*

25

Skinner v. Switzer, 562 U.S. ___ October 13, 2010 March 7, 2011
26

Wall v. Kholi, 562 U.S. ___ November 29, 2010 March 7, 2011
*

27

Milner v. Department of Navy, 562 U.S. ___ December 1, 2010 March 7, 2011


28

Felkner v. Jackson, 562 U.S. ___ March 21, 2011
29

Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., 562 U.S. ___ October 13, 2010 March 22, 2011 *
30

Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. v. Siracusano, 562 U.S. ___ January 10, 2011 March 22, 2011
31

Connick v. Thompson, 563 U.S. ___ October 6, 2010 March 29, 2011




32

Astra USA, Inc. v. Santa Clara County, 563 U.S. ___ January 19, 2011 March 29, 2011
33

Tolentino v. New York,[2] 563 U.S. ___ March 29, 2011
34

Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, 563 U.S. ___ November 3, 2010 April 4, 2011




35

Cullen v. Pinholster, 563 U.S. ___ November 9, 2010 April 4, 2011 *
*

*
*

*

*

*
36

Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy v. Stewart, 563 U.S. ___ December 1, 2010 April 19, 2011




37

Sossamon v. Texas, 563 U.S. ___ November 2, 2010 April 20, 2011
38

United States v. Tohono O’odham Nation, 563 U.S. ___ November 1, 2010 April 26, 2011
39

AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, 563 U.S. ___ November 9, 2010 April 27, 2011


40

Montana v. Wyoming, 563 U.S. ___ January 10, 2011 May 2, 2011
41

Bobby v. Mitts, 563 U.S. ___ May 2, 2011
42

Schindler Elevator Corp. v. United States ex rel. Kirk, 563 U.S. ___ March 1, 2011 May 16, 2011
43

CIGNA Corp. v. Amara, 563 U.S. ___ November 30, 2010 May 16, 2011
44

Kentucky v. King, 563 U.S. ___ January 12, 2011 May 16, 2011
45

General Dynamics Corp. v. United States, 563 U.S. ___ January 18, 2011 May 23, 2011
46

Brown v. Plata, 563 U.S. ___ November 30, 2010 May 23, 2011 2 1 1 2
47

Chamber of Commerce of United States of America v. Whiting, 563 U.S. ___ December 8, 2010 May 26, 2011 * * 1 1 2
48

United States v. Tinklenberg, 563 U.S. February 22, 2011 February 22, 2011 May 26, 2011
*

*

*

49

Fowler v. United States, 563 U.S. ___ March 29, 2011 May 26, 2011
50

Camreta v. Greene, 563 U.S. ___ March 1, 2011 May 26, 2011


2 2
51

Ashcroft v. al-Kidd, 563 U.S. ___ March 1, 2011 May 31, 2011


1
1*

2

3
1*

2

3
1*

2

3
52

Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S. A., 563 U.S. ___ February 23, 2011 May 31, 2011
53

Bd. of Trustees of Stanford Univ. v. Roche Molecular Sys., 563 U.S. ___ February 28, 2011 June 6, 2011


54

Erica P. John Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton Co., 563 U.S. ___ April 25, 2011 June 6, 2011
55

McNeill v. United States, 563 U.S. ___ April 25, 2011 June 6, 2011
56

Fox v. Vice, 563 U.S. ___ March 22, 2011 June 6, 2011
57

Sykes v. United States, 564 U.S. ___ January 12, 2011 June 9, 2011 1 2 2
58

Talk America, Inc. v. Michigan Bell Telephone Co., 564 U.S. ___ March 30, 2011 June 9, 2011


59

DePierre v. United States, 564 U.S. ___ February 28, 2011 June 9, 2011
*

60

Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Ltd. Partnership, 564 U.S. ___ April 18, 2011 June 9, 2011


2
1


2


2
61

Nevada Comm’n on Ethics v. Carrigan, 564 U.S. ___ April 27, 2011 June 13, 2011


1
2
62

Janus Capital Group, Inc. v. First Derivative Traders, 564 U.S. ___ December 7, 2010 June 13, 2011
63

United States v. Jicarilla Apache Nation, 564 U.S. ___ April 20, 2011 June 13, 2011
64

Flores-Villar v. United States,[1] 564 U.S. ___ June 13, 2011
65

Bond v. United States, 564 U.S. ___ February 22, 2011 June 16, 2011




66

Davis v. United States, 564 U.S. ___ March 21, 2011 June 16, 2011
67

J. D. B. v. North Carolina, 564 U.S. ___ March 23, 2011 June 16, 2011
68

Smith v. Bayer Corp., 564 U.S. ___ January 18, 2011 June 16, 2011 *
69

Tapia v. United States, 564 U.S. ___ April 18, 2011 June 16, 2011




70

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. ___ March 29, 2011 June 20, 2011
*

*

*

*

71

Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri, 564 U.S. ___ March 22, 2011 June 20, 2011
72

American Elec. Power Co. v. Connecticut, 564 U.S. ___ April 19, 2011 June 20, 2011
73

Turner v. Rogers, 564 U.S. ___ March 23, 2011 June 20, 2011 * *
74

Stern v. Marshall, 564 U.S. ___ January 18, 2011 June 23, 2011
75

Freeman v. United States, 564 U.S. ___ February 23, 2011 June 23, 2011 *
76

Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc., 564 U.S. ___ April 26, 2011 June 23, 2011
77

PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing, 564 U.S. ___ March 30, 2011 June 23, 2011 * *
78

Bullcoming v. New Mexico, 564 U.S. ___ March 2, 2011 June 23, 2011 * *
*

*
79

CSX Transp., Inc. v. McBride, 564 U.S. ___ March 28, 2011 June 23, 2011 * *
80

Arizona Free Enterprise Club's Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett, 564 U.S. ___ March 28, 2011 June 27, 2011
81

Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Assn., 564 U.S. ___ November 2, 2010 June 27, 2011 1 2
82

J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro, 564 U.S. ___ January 11, 2011 June 27, 2011 *
83

Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S. A. v. Brown, 564 U.S. ___ January 11, 2011 June 27, 2011
84

United States v. Juvenile Male, 564 U.S. ___ June 27, 2011
85

Leal Garcia v. Texas, 564 U.S. ___ July 7, 2011
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Scalia Kennedy Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito Sotomayor Kagan

2010 term membership and statistics[edit]

This is the sixth term of Chief Justice Roberts' tenure, and the first term for Justice Kagan.

Justice Appointed by Date confirmed  % in majority Opinions filed
Chief Justice John G. Roberts George W. Bush September 29, 2005 91.7%
8

0

0

3

Total=11
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Ronald Reagan September 26, 1986 87.1%
10

10

1

6

Total=27
Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy February 18, 1988 94.1%
11

3

0

3

Total=17
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 87.1%
9

8

0

5

Total=22
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Clinton August 10, 1993 72.9%
9

7

1

6

Total=23
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer August 3, 1994 77.6%
7

5

1

10

Total=23
Associate Justice Samuel Alito George W. Bush January 31, 2006 87.1%
7

6

1

4

Total=18
Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Barack Obama August 6, 2009 81.7%
7

9

0

6

Total=22
Associate Justice Elena Kagan August 7, 2010 76.8%
7

0

0

3

Total=10
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. ^ a b The Court's opinions in Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Omega, S. A., 562 U.S. ___ (2010) and Flores-Villar v. United States, 564 U.S. ___ (2011) noted only that the lower court's judgment was affirmed by an equally divided court.
  2. ^ The Court's opinion in Tolentino v. New York, 563 U.S. ___ (2010) was a one-line dismissal of certiorari as improvidently granted.

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