2012 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Antonin Scalia

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The table below lists all opinions filed by Associate Justice Antonin Scalia during the 2012 term of the Supreme Court of the United States, which began October 1, 2012 and concluded October 6, 2013. This was the twenty-seventh term of Scalia's tenure on the Court. Antonin Scalia, SCOTUS photo portrait.jpg
Antonin Scalia 2012 term statistics
8
Majority or Plurality
5
Concurrence
0
Other
12
Dissent
1
Concurrence/dissent Total = 26
Bench opinions = 24 Opinions relating to orders = 2 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 2 Most joined by: Thomas (16) Least joined by: Breyer (4)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
1-01


United States v. Bormes • [full text] 568 U.S. ___ (2012)

Fair Credit Reporting Act  • Little Tucker Act  • waiver of sovereign immunity Unanimous
Scalia's unanimous opinion for the Court held that the Little Tucker Act had no applicability to claims brought under the FCRA. The purpose of the Little Tucker Act was to provide judicial remedies for claims against the federal government that were authorized by statutes that did not provide a method for enforcement. As such, it is a gap-filling statute, and so the Court ruled that its provisions do not apply when another statute itself sets forth the conditions by which it is to be enforced, as the FCRA does.
4-02


Haynes v. Thaler • [full text] 568 U.S. ___ (2012)

Thomas, Alito
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Sotomayor
Scalia dissented from the Court's granting of a stay of execution.
1-03


Smith v. United States 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

withdrawal from a conspiracy as affirmative defense  • burden of proof  • Due Process Clause Unanimous
2-04


Bailey v. United States 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

Fourth Amendment  • detention incident to the execution of a search warrant Ginsburg, Kagan
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Kennedy
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Breyer
4-05


Henderson v. United States 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure  • Rule 52(b)  • plain error Thomas, Alito
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Breyer
2-06


Johnson v. Williams 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996  • habeas corpus  • presumption of adjudication on the merits
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Alito
4-07


Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

securities fraud  • Securities Exchange Act of 1934 §10(b)  • SEC Rule 10b-5  • fraud-on-the-market theory  • materiality  • class certification
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Ginsburg
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Alito
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Thomas
3-08


Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

Clean Water Act  • Industrial Stormwater rule
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Kennedy
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Roberts
1-09


Florida v. Jardines 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Fourth Amendment  • detection dogs  • curtilage Thomas, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Kagan
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Alito
1-10


Comcast Corp. v. Behrend 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

antitrust law  • class action certification Roberts, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito
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Ginsburg and Breyer
4-11


US Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Employee Retirement Income Security Act  • health plan reimbursement from recovery from third parties  • unjust enrichment  • double-recovery rule  • common-fund doctrine Roberts, Thomas, Alito
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Kagan
1-12


Arlington v. FCC 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Telecommunications Act of 1996  • Chevron deference to agency interpretation of its own statutory jurisdiction Thomas, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Breyer
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Roberts
4-13


McQuiggin v. Perkins 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996  • actual innocence  • miscarriage of justice Roberts, Thomas; Alito (in part)
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Ginsburg
4-14


Trevino v. Thaler 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

ineffective assistance of counsel  • procedural default Thomas
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Breyer
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Roberts
4-15


Maryland v. King 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Fourth Amendment  • DNA profiling of arrestees  • warrantless search Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Kennedy
2-16


Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

patent law  • gene patents  • DNA extraction  • BRCA mutation
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Thomas
2-17


United States v. Davilos 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Rule 11  • vacatur of guilty pleas  • prejudicial error Thomas
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Ginsburg
1-18


Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Ariz., Inc. 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

National Voter Registration Act of 1993  • Elections Clause  • Arizona Proposition 200 (2004) Roberts, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan; Kennedy (in part)
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Alito
4-19


Agency for Int'l Development v. Alliance for Open Society Int'l, Inc. 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003  • Spending Clause  • conditions imposed on recipients of federal funding  • First Amendment  • free speech Thomas
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Roberts
1-20


American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Federal Arbitration Act  • Sherman Antitrust Act  • class action Roberts, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito
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Thomas
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Kagan
2-21


Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

affirmative action  • race as factor in college admissions  • Fourteenth Amendment  • Equal Protection Clause
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Kennedy
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Thomas
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Ginsburg
4-22


United States v. Kebodeaux 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act  • Necessary and Proper Clause
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Breyer
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Roberts
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Alito
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Thomas
4-23


Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Indian Child Welfare Act  • termination of parental rights
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Alito
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Thomas
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Breyer
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Sotomayor
1-24


Sekhar v. United States 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Hobbs Act  • definition of extortion Roberts, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan
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Alito
4-25


United States v. Windsor 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Fifth Amendment  • equal protection  • Defense of Marriage Act  • same-sex marriage Thomas; Roberts (in part)
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Kennedy
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Roberts
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Alito
4-26


Brown v. Plata 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Prison Litigation Reform Act  • prison overcrowding Thomas
Scalia dissented from the Court's denial of an application for a stay.

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