2013 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Sonia Sotomayor

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The table below lists all opinions filed by Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor during the 2013 term of the Supreme Court of the United States, which began October 7, 2013 and will conclude October 5, 2014. This is the fifth term of Sotomayor's tenure on the Court. Sonia Sotomayor in SCOTUS robe.jpg
Sonia Sotomayor 2013 term statistics (in progress)
8
Majority or Plurality
6
Concurrence
0
Other
7
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 21
Bench opinions = 19 Opinions relating to orders = 2 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 5 Most joined by: - Least joined by: -
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
2-01


Burt v. Titlow 571 U.S. ___ (2013)

Sixth Amendment  • ineffective assistance of counsel
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Alito
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Ginsburg
4-02


Woodward v. Alabama 571 U.S. ___ (2013)

judicial override of jury sentencing determination  • Sixth Amendment  • right to jury trial  • Eighth Amendment  • death penalty Breyer (in part)
Sotomayor dissented from the Court's denial of certiorari.
1-03


Kansas v. Cheever 571 U.S. ___ (2013)

Fifth Amendment  • privilege against self-incrimination  • voluntary intoxication defense  • court-ordered psychiatric evaluation Unanimous
2-04


Daimler AG v. Bauman 571 U.S. ___ (2013)

Fourteenth Amendment  • due process  • personal jurisdiction
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Ginsburg
1-05


Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp. 571 U.S. ___ (2013)

Class Action Fairness Act of 2005  • definition of "mass action" Unanimous
1-06


Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper 571 U.S. ___ (2014)

Aviation and Transportation Security Act  • immunity to liability for defamation claims  • material falsity standard Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito; Scalia, Thomas, Kagan (in part)
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Scalia
4-07


Lawson v. FMR LLC 571 U.S. ___ (2014)

Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002  • whistleblower protection for subcontractor employees Kennedy, Alito
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Ginsburg
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Scalia
2-08


BG Group plc v. Republic of Argentina 572 U.S. ___ (2014)

consent to arbitration by treaty  • Federal Arbitration Act
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Breyer
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Roberts
4-09


Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States 572 U.S. ___ (2014)

General Railroad Right-of-Way Act of 1875  • abandonment of right-of-way  • extinguishment of easement
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Roberts
1-10


United States v. Castleman 572 U.S. ___ (2014)

possession of firearms by those convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan
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Scalia
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Alito
4-11


Schuette v. BAMN 572 U.S. ___ (2014)

Michigan Civil Rights Initiative  • Fourteenth Amendment  • Equal Protection Clause  • racial preferences in college admission Ginsburg
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Kennedy
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Roberts
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Scalia
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Breyer
4-12


Paroline v. United States 572 U.S. ___ (2014)

Violence Against Women Act of 1994  • restitution for possession of child pornography  • causation of victim's losses
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Kennedy
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Roberts
1-13


Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. 572 U.S. ___ (2014)

Patent Act  • fee shifting provision  • meaning of "exceptional cases" Roberts, Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, Kagan; Scalia (in part)
1-14


Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management System, Inc. 572 U.S. ___ (2014)

Patent Act  • fee shifting provision  • standard of review of fee award Unanimous
2-15


Robers v. United States 572 U.S. ___ (2014)

Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996 Ginsburg
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Breyer
2-16


Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community 572 U.S. ___ (2014)

Indian Gaming Regulatory Act  • tribal sovereign immunity
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Kagan
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Scalia
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Thomas
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Ginsburg
4-17


Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio 573 U.S. ___ (2014)

Immigration and Nationality Act  • priority date for visa eligibility  • Child Status Protection Act Breyer; Thomas (in part)
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Kagan
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Roberts
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Alito
1-18


Clark v. Rameker 573 U.S. ___ (2014)

exemption of retirement funds from Chapter 7 bankruptcy estates  • individual retirement accounts Unanimous
2-19


Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l 573 U.S. ___ (2014)

patent law  • ineligibility of claims directed to an abstract idea Ginsburg, Breyer
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Thomas
1-20


Lane v. Franks 573 U.S. ___ (2014)

First Amendment  • free speech  • speech by government employees  • retaliation for sworn testimony given outside scope of employment Unanimous
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Thomas
4-21


Wheaton College v. Burwell 573 U.S. ___ (2014)

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act  • contraceptive mandate  • Religious Freedom Restoration Act Ginsburg, Kagan
Sotomayor dissented from the Court's order granting an injunction.

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