2012 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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The table below lists all opinions filed by Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 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 twentieth term of Ginsburg’s tenure on the Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg official SCOTUS portrait.jpg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 2012 term statistics
9
Majority or Plurality
1
Concurrence
0
Other
7
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 17
Bench opinions = 17 Opinions relating to orders = 0 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 3 Most joined by: Sotomayor (14) Least joined by: Thomas (6)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
1-01


Arkansas Game and Fish Comm’n v. United States • [full text] 568 U.S. ___ (2012)

Takings Clause  • flood control Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor
Ginsburg's opinion for the Court held that government-induced, temporary flooding was not categorically excluded from liability under the Takings Clause.
1-02


Los Angeles County Flood Control Dist. v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

Clean Water Act Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan
1-03


Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

Unanimous
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Sotomayor
2-04


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

International Child Abduction Remedies Act  • Article III  • Case or Controversy Clause  • mootness Scalia, Breyer
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Roberts
1-05


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 Roberts, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Alito
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Scalia
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Thomas
1-06


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

Federal Tort Claims Act  • Gonzalez Act  • Federal Employees Liability Reform and Tort Compensation Act  • medical battery Roberts, Kennedy, Thomas, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor, Kagan; Scalia (in part)
4-06


Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 568 U.S. ___ (2013)

copyright law  • first-sale doctrine  • domestic sale of foreign-published works Kennedy; Scalia (in part)
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Breyer
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Kagan
4-07


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

antitrust law  • class action certification Sotomayor, Kagan
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Scalia
Ginsburg coauthored a dissent with Justice Breyer.
1-08


Dan's City Used Cars, Inc. v. Pelkey 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994  • federal preemption  • state regulation of car towing Unanimous
1-09


Metrish v. Lancaster 569 U.S. ___ (2013)

Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996  • due process  • retroactive abolition of affirmative defense Unanimous
1-10


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

Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996  • actual innocence  • miscarriage of justice Kennedy, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan
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1-11


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

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure Rule 11  • vacatur of guilty pleas  • prejudicial error Roberts, Kennedy, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor, Kagan
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4-12


Maracich v. Spears 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Freedom of Information Act  • Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994  • attorney solicitation of clients Scalia, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Kennedy
4-13


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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Thomas
4-14


University of Tex. Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Title VII  • employer retaliation  • causation Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Kennedy
4-15


Vance v. Ball State Univ. 570 U.S. ___ (2013)

Title VII  • vicarious liability of supervisors Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Thomas
4-16


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

Voting Rights Act of 1965  • coverage formula  • preclearance  • Fifteenth Amendment Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Roberts
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Thomas

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