2011 term United States Supreme Court opinions of John Roberts

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The table below lists all opinions filed by Chief Justice John G. Roberts during the 2011 term of the Supreme Court of the United States, which began October 3, 2011 and concluded September 30, 2012. This was the seventh term of Roberts' tenure on the Court. File-Official roberts CJ cropped.jpg
John Roberts 2011 term statistics
7
Majority or Plurality
2
Concurrence
1
Other
4
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 13
Bench opinions = 12 Opinions relating to orders = 1 In-chambers opinions = 1
Unanimous opinions: 2 Most joined by: Scalia, Alito (9) Least joined by: Sotomayor (4)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
1-01


Smith v. Cain 565 U.S. ___ (2012)

Scalia, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor, Kagan
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1-02


Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC 565 U.S. ___ (2012)

Unanimous
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Thomas
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Alito
1-03


Messerschmidt v. Millender 565 U.S. ___ (2012)

Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Breyer, Alito
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Breyer
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Kagan
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Sotomayor
4-04


Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern Cal., Inc. 565 U.S. ___ (2012)

Scalia, Thomas, Alito
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Breyer
1-05


Zivotofsky v. Clinton 566 U.S. ___ (2012)

Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Kagan
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Alito
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Sotomayor
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Breyer
2-06


Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington 566 U.S. ___ (2012)

Fourth Amendment  • strip searches
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Kennedy
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Alito
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Breyer
1-07


Filarsky v. Delia 566 U.S. ___ (2012)

qualified immunity Unanimous
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Ginsburg
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Sotomayor
1-08


Blueford v. Arkansas 566 U.S. ___ (2012)

double jeopardy Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Breyer, Alito
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Sotomayor
4-14


Armour v. Indianapolis 566 U.S. ___ (2012)

Scalia, Alito
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Breyer
4-15


Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter 567 U.S. ___ (2012)

Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito
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Sotomayor
4-16


Miller v. Alabama 567 U.S. ___ (2012)

Eighth Amendment  • Cruel and Unusual Punishment  • sentencing of juveniles to life without parole Scalia, Thomas, Alito
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Kagan
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Breyer
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Scalia
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Thomas
1-17


National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius 567 U.S. ___ (2012)

Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan (in part)
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Ginsburg
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Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito
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Thomas
2-18


FCC v. CBS Corp. 567 U.S. ___ (2012)

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Roberts concurred in the Court's denial of certiorari.
5-19


Maryland v. King • [full text] 567 U.S. ___ (2012)

Fourth Amendment  • DNA collection from criminal defendants
Roberts granted a stay, pending the Supreme Court's disposition of a certiorari peition, of a decision by the Maryland Court of Appeals. The lower court had held a state law providing for the collection of DNA samples from defendants charged with certain crimes violated the Fourth Amendment. Roberts believed that the Court was likely to grant the cert. petition because the Maryland decision conflicted with decisions by the Third and Ninth Circuits and another state supreme court, and that it was likely to reverse the Maryland decision because of the strength of the analyses presented in those other courts' decisions. He also concluded that the decision, like any other that enjoined a statute, subjected Maryland to irreparable harm. Noting that 58 prosecutions had occurred between 2009 and 2011 because of DNA collection from Maryland arrestees, the lower decision also constituted "an ongoing and concrete harm to Maryland's law enforcement and public safety interests." A stay was, therefore, appropriate.
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