2011 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Stephen Breyer

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The table below lists all opinions filed by Associate Justice Stephen Breyer 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 eighteenth term of Breyer’s tenure on the Court. Stephen Breyer, SCOTUS photo portrait.jpg
Stephen Breyer 2011 term statistics
7
Majority or Plurality
5
Concurrence
0
Other
10
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 22
Bench opinions = 22 Opinions relating to orders = 0 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous decisions: 1 Most joined by: Kagan (12) Least joined by: Scalia (2)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
1-01


Minneci v. Pollard 565 U.S. ___ (2012)

Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Scalia
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Ginsburg
4-02


Golan v. Holder 565 U.S. ___ (2012)

copyright  • Berne Convention  • public domain Alito
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Ginsburg
1-03


Reynolds v. United States 565 U.S. ___ (2012)

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


Wetzel v. Lambert 565 U.S. ___ (2012)

Ginsburg, Kagan
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per curiam
2-05


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

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Roberts
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Kagan
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Sotomayor
1-06


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

Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Roberts
1-07


Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. 566 U.S. ___ (2012)

patent law Unanimous
4-08


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

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Roberts
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Alito
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Sotomayor
4-09


Setser v. United States 566 U.S. ___ (2012)

Kennedy, Ginsburg
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Scalia
4-10


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

Fourth Amendment  • strip searches Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Kennedy
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Roberts
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Alito
2-11


Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority 566 U.S. ___ (2012)

Torture Victim Protection Act
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Sotomayor
1-12


United States v. Home Concrete & Supply, LLC 566 U.S. ___ (2012)

Roberts, Thomas, Alito; Scalia (in part)
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Scalia
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Kennedy
4-13


Hall v. United States 566 U.S. ___ (2012)

bankruptcy Kennedy, Ginsburg, Kagan
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Sotomayor
1-14


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

Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Roberts
2-15


Williams v. Illinois 567 U.S. ___ (2012)

Confrontation Clause
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Alito
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Thomas
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Kagan
4-16


Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. 567 U.S. ___ (2012)

Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Alito
1-17


Dorsey v. United States 567 U.S. ___ (2012)

Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Scalia
4-18


Knox v. Service Employees 567 U.S. ___ (2012)

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Alito
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Sotomayor
4-19


Southern Union Co. v. United States 567 U.S. ___ (2012)

Kennedy, Alito
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Sotomayor
2-20


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

Eighth Amendment  • Cruel and Unusual Punishment  • sentencing of juveniles to life without parole Sotomayor
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Kagan
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Thomas
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Alito
4-21


American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock 567 U.S. ___ (2012)

First Amendment  • free speech  • campaign finance reform  • corporate personhood Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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per curiam
Breyer dissented from the Court's brief per curiam decision, which held that a Montana state law banning political expenditures by corporations was precluded by Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Breyer wrote that he disagreed with the holding in Citizens United and would support reconsidering it. Even accepting that decision, however, Breyer did not believe it precluded a finding that Montana had a compelling state interest in limiting corporate political expenditures in light of the particular "history and political landscape in Montana."
2-22


United States v. Alvarez 567 U.S. ___ (2012)

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