2011 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 2011 term, which began October 3, 2011 and concluded September 30, 2012. 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.

2011 term opinions[edit]


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

Cavazos v. Smith, 565 U.S. ___ October 31, 2011
2

KPMG LLP v. Cocchi, 565 U.S. ___ November 7, 2011
3

Bobby v. Dixon, 565 U.S. ___ November 7, 2011
4

Greene v. Fisher, 565 U.S. ___ October 11, 2011 November 8, 2011
5

Judulang v. Holder, 565 U.S. ___ October 12, 2011 December 12, 2011
6

Hardy v. Cross, 565 U.S. ___ December 12, 2011
7

Smith v. Cain, 565 U.S. ___ November 8, 2011 January 10, 2012
8

CompuCredit Corp. v. Greenwood, 565 U.S. ___ October 11, 2011 January 10, 2012
9

Minneci v. Pollard, 565 U.S. ___ November 1, 2011 January 10, 2012




10

Gonzalez v. Thaler, 565 U.S. ___ November 2, 2011 January 10, 2012
11

Hosanna-Tabor Evang. Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC, 565 U.S. ___ October 5, 2011 January 11, 2012


1


2


2
12

Pacific Operators Offshore, LLP v. Valladolid, 565 U.S. ___ October 11, 2011 January 11, 2012
13

Perry v. New Hampshire, 565 U.S. ___ November 2, 2011 January 11, 2012


14

Maples v. Thomas, 565 U.S. ___ October 4, 2011 January 18, 2012


15

Golan v. Holder, 565 U.S. ___ October 5, 2011 January 18, 2012
16

Mims v. Arrow Financial Services, LLC, 565 U.S. ___ November 28, 2011 January 18, 2012
17

Perry v. Perez, 565 U.S. ___ January 20, 2012


18

United States v. Jones, 565 U.S. ___ November 8, 2011 January 23, 2012 1 1 1


2
1
19

Reynolds v. United States, 565 U.S. ___ October 3, 2011 January 23, 2012
20

National Meat Assn. v. Harris, 565 U.S. ___ November 9, 2011 January 23, 2012
21

Ryburn v. Huff, 565 U.S. ___ January 23, 2012
22

Kawashima v. Holder, 565 U.S. ___ November 7, 2011 February 21, 2012
23

Howes v. Fields, 565 U.S. ___ October 4, 2011 February 21, 2012
24

Wetzel v. Lambert, 565 U.S. ___ February 21, 2012
25

Marmet Health Care Center, Inc. v. Brown, 565 U.S. ___ February 21, 2012
26

Messerschmidt v. Millender, 565 U.S. ___ December 5, 2011 February 22, 2012


27

PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana, 565 U.S. ___ December 7, 2011 February 22, 2012
28

Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern Cal., Inc., 565 U.S. ___ October 3, 2011 February 22, 2012
29

Kurns v. Railroad Friction Products Corp., 565 U.S. ___ November 9, 2011 February 29, 2012


30

Martel v. Claire, 565 U.S. ___ December 6, 2011 March 5, 2012
31

Martinez v. Ryan, 566 U.S. ___ October 4, 2011 March 20, 2012
32

Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Md., 566 U.S. ___ January 11, 2012 March 20, 2012 * * *
33

Mayo Collaborative Servs. v. Prometheus Lab., Inc., 566 U.S. ___ December 7, 2011 March 20, 2012
34

Roberts v. Sea-Land Services, Inc., 566 U.S. ___ January 11, 2012 March 20, 2012
35

Sackett v. EPA, 566 U.S. ___ January 9, 2012 March 21, 2012


1


2
36

Missouri v. Frye, 566 U.S. ___ October 31, 2011 March 21, 2012
37

Lafler v. Cooper, 566 U.S. ___ October 31, 2011 March 21, 2012 1* 1 1 2
38

Zivotofsky v. Clinton, 566 U.S. ___ November 7, 2011 March 26, 2012
2*

1 2
39

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC v. Simmonds, 566 U.S. ___ November 29, 2011 March 26, 2012
40

Setser v. United States, 566 U.S. ___ November 30, 2011 March 28, 2012
41

Vartelas v. Holder, 566 U.S. ___ January 18, 2012 March 28, 2012
42

FAA v. Cooper, 566 U.S. ___ November 30, 2011 March 28, 2012
43

Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington, 566 U.S. ___ October 12, 2011 April 2, 2012


1
* *


2
44

Rehberg v. Paulk, 566 U.S. ___ November 1, 2011 April 2, 2012
45

Vasquez v. United States,[1] 566 U.S. ___ April 2, 2012
46

Filarsky v. Delia, 566 U.S. ___ January 17, 2012 April 17, 2012


1


2
47

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. v. Novo Nordisk A/S, 566 U.S. ___ December 5, 2011 April 17, 2012


48

Kappos v. Hyatt, 566 U.S. ___ January 9, 2012 April 18, 2012




49

Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority, 566 U.S. ___ February 28, 2012 April 18, 2012 *


50

Wood v. Milyard, 566 U.S. ___ February 27, 2012 April 24, 2012
51

United States v. Home Concrete & Supply, LLC, 566 U.S. ___ January 17, 2012 April 25, 2012
*

*
52

Hall v. United States, 566 U.S. ___ November 29, 2011 May 14, 2012
53

Astrue v. Capato, 566 U.S. ___ March 19, 2012 May 21, 2012
54

Taniguchi v. Kan Pacific Saipan, Ltd., 566 U.S. ___ February 21, 2012 May 21, 2012
55

Holder v. Martinez Gutierrez, 566 U.S. ___ January 18, 2012 May 21, 2012
56

Blueford v. Arkansas, 566 U.S. ___ February 22, 2012 May 24, 2012
57

Freeman v. Quicken Loans, Inc., 566 U.S. ___ February 21, 2012 May 24, 2012
58

RadLAX Gateway Hotel, LLC v. Amalgamated Bank, 566 U.S. ___ April 23, 2012 May 29, 2012
59

Coleman v. Johnson, 566 U.S. ___ May 29, 2012
60

Reichle v. Howards, 566 U.S. ___ March 21, 2012 June 4, 2012
61

Armour v. Indianapolis, 566 U.S. ___ February 29, 2012 June 4, 2012
62

Elgin v. Department of Treasury, 567 U.S. ___ February 27, 2012 June 11, 2012
63

Parker v. Matthews, 567 U.S. ___ June 11, 2012
64

Williams v. Illinois, 567 U.S. ___ December 6, 2011 June 18, 2012 1


2
*
65

Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., 567 U.S. ___ April 16, 2012 June 18, 2012
66

Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter, 567 U.S. ___ April 18, 2012 June 18, 2012
67

Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band... v. Patchak, 567 U.S. ___ April 24 , 2012 June 18, 2012
68

FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc., 567 U.S. ___ January 10, 2012 June 21, 2012
69

Dorsey v. United States, 567 U.S. ___ April 17, 2012 June 21, 2012
70

Knox v. Service Employees, 567 U.S. ___ January 10, 2012 June 21, 2012
71

Southern Union Co. v. United States, 567 U.S. ___ March 19, 2012 June 21, 2012
72

Arizona v. United States, 567 U.S. ___ April 25, 2012 June 25, 2012 1 2 3
73

Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. ___ March 20, 2012 June 25, 2012 1
1

2

3
1

2


1

3


74

American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock, 567 U.S. ___ June 25, 2012
75

National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, 567 U.S. ___ March 26-28, 2012 June 28, 2012 * 1 1
1

2
*

*

*
1
*

*

*
76

United States v. Alvarez, 567 U.S. ___ February 22, 2012 June 28, 2012 *
77

First American Financial Corp. v. Edwards,[2] 567 U.S. ___ June 28, 2012
78

Tennant v. Jefferson County, 567 U.S. ___ September 25, 2012
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Scalia Kennedy Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito Sotomayor Kagan

2011 term membership and statistics[edit]

This is the seventh term of Chief Justice Roberts' tenure, and the second term with the current membership.

Justice Appointed by Date confirmed  % in majority Opinions filed
Chief Justice John G. Roberts George W. Bush September 29, 2005 90.9%
7

1

0

4

Total=12
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Ronald Reagan September 26, 1986 80.8%
8

4

1

9

Total=22
Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy February 18, 1988 93.5%
9

0

0

2

Total=11
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 84.6%
6

5

1

3

Total=15
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Clinton August 10, 1993 67.9%
7

4

3

6

Total=20
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer August 3, 1994 76.9%
7

5

0

10

Total=22
Associate Justice Samuel Alito George W. Bush January 31, 2006 82.1%
7

6

1

5

Total=19
Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Barack Obama August 6, 2009 79.2%
6

7

1

5

Total=19
Associate Justice Elena Kagan August 7, 2010 81.1%
7

1

1

1

Total=10
Notes on statistics:
  • A justice is included in the majority only 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 include only the bench opinions listed above; opinions relating to orders and in-chambers opinions are not included.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In Vasquez v. United States, 566 U.S. ___ (2012), the Court dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted.
  2. ^ In First American Financial Corp. v. Edwards, 567 U.S. ___ (2012), the Court dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted.

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