2012 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 2012 term of the Supreme Court of the United States, which began October 1, 2012 and concluded October 6, 2013. This was the eighth term of Roberts' tenure on the Court. File-Official roberts CJ cropped.jpg
John Roberts 2012 term statistics
8
Majority or Plurality
2
Concurrence
0
Other
6
Dissent
1
Concurrence/dissent Total = 17
Bench opinions = 17 Opinions relating to orders = 0 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 4 Most joined by: Alito (11) Least joined by: Sotomayor, Kagan (5)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
1-01


Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc. 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

Article III  • Case or Controversy Clause  • mootness Unanimous
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1-02


Chafin v. Chafin 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

International Child Abduction Remedies Act  • Article III  • Case or Controversy Clause  • mootness Unanimous
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Ginsburg
1-03


Gunn v. Minton 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

patent law  • legal malpractice  • subject-matter jurisdiction Unanimous
Roberts' unanimous opinion for the Court held that a state court had jurisdiction to decide a legal malpractice lawsuit that required resolution of a patent law issue, because the lawsuit did not "arise under" federal patent law and thus did not fall within federal courts' exclusive subject-matter jurisdiction over patent law claims.
1-04


Gabelli v. SEC 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

Investment Advisers Act  • statute of limitations Unanimous
Roberts' unanimous opinion for the Court held that the five-year statute of limitations within which the SEC must seek civil penalties under the Investment Advisers Act begins when the fraud occurs, not when it is discovered.
2-05


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

Clean Water Act  • Industrial Stormwater rule Alito
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Kennedy
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Scalia
4-06


Wos v. E. M. A. 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

Medicaid anti-lien provision  • state recovery of tort awards for medical expenditures Scalia, Thomas
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Kennedy
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Breyer
1-07


Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Alien Tort Statute  • extraterritoriality Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito
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Kennedy
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Breyer
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Alito
3-08


Missouri v. McNeely 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Fourth Amendment  • exigent circumstances  • drunk driving  • government-compelled blood alcohol test Breyer, Alito
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Sotomayor
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Kennedy
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Thomas
4-09


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

Telecommunications Act of 1996  • Chevron deference to agency interpretation of its own statutory jurisdiction Kennedy, Alito
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Scalia
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Breyer
4-10


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

ineffective assistance of counsel  • procedural default Alito
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Breyer
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Scalia
4-11


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

Sixth Amendment  • right to a jury trial  • mandatory minimum sentencing  • judicial factfinding Scalia, Kennedy
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Thomas
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Breyer
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Sotomayor
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Alito
4-12


FTC v. Actavis, Inc. 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Drug Price Competition and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1984  • Federal Trade Commission Act  • generic drugs Scalia, Thomas
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Breyer
1-13


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 Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor
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Scalia
2-14


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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Alito
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Scalia
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Thomas
1-15


Shelby County v. Holder 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Voting Rights Act of 1965  • coverage formula  • preclearance  • Fifteenth Amendment Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito
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Thomas
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Ginsburg
1-16


Hollingsworth v. Perry 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Article III  • standing  • California Proposition 8 Scalia, Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan
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Kennedy
4-17


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

Fifth Amendment  • equal protection  • Defense of Marriage Act  • same-sex marriage
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Kennedy
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Scalia
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Alito

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