2000 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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The 2000 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 2, 2000 and concluded September 30, 2001. The table illustrates which opinion was filed by each justice in each case and which justices joined each opinion.[1]

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.

2000 term opinions[edit]

# Case name and citation Argued Decided Rehnquist Stevens O'Connor Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer

1

Artuz v. Bennett, 531 U.S. 4 October 10, 2000 November 7, 2000
2

Cleveland v. United States, 531 U.S. 12 October 10, 2000 November 7, 2000
3

Sinkfield v. Kelley, 531 U.S. 28 November 27, 2000
4

Indianapolis v. Edmond, 531 U.S. 32 October 3, 2000 November 28, 2000 1 1*
1 2
5

Eastern Associated Coal Corp. v. Mine Workers, 531 U.S. 57 October 2, 2000 November 28, 2000
6

Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Bd., 531 U.S. 70 December 1, 2000 December 4, 2000
7

Green Tree Financial Corp.-Ala. v. Randolph, 531 U.S. 79 October 3, 2000 December 11, 2000
*
*
*
* *
8

Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 December 11, 2000 December 12, 2000
1 2* 3 4*
2 3* 4*
1 2* 3 4*
1 2 3* 4
9

Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook Cty. v. Army Corps of Engineers, 531 U.S. 159 October 31, 2000 January 9, 2001
10

Glover v. United States, 531 U.S. 198 November 27, 2000 January 9, 2001
11

Gitlitz v. Commissioner, 531 U.S. 206 November 27, 2000 January 9, 2001
12

Fiore v. White, 531 U.S. 225 January 9, 2001
13

Lopez v. Davis, 531 U.S. 230 October 30, 2000 January 10, 2001
14

Seling v. Young, 531 U.S. 250 October 31, 2000 January 17, 2001
1
1
2
15

City News & Novelty, Inc. v. Waukesha, 531 U.S. 278 November 28, 2000 January 17, 2001
16

District of Columbia v. Tri County Industries, Inc.,[2] 531 U.S. 287 January 10, 2001 January 17, 2001
17

Brentwood Academy v. Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Assn., 531 U.S. 288 October 11, 2000 February 20, 2001
18

Director of Revenue of Mo. v. CoBank ACB, 531 U.S. 316 November 28, 2000 February 20, 2001
19

Illinois v. McArthur, 531 U.S. 326 November 1, 2000 February 20, 2001
20

Buckman Co. v. Plaintiffs' Legal Comm., 531 U.S. 341 December 4, 2000 February 21, 2001
21

Board of Trustees of Univ. of Ala. v. Garrett, 531 U.S. 356 October 11, 2000 February 21, 2001
22

Central Green Co. v. United States, 531 U.S. 425 October 30, 2000 February 21, 2001
23

Lewis v. Lewis & Clark Marine, Inc., 531 U.S. 438 November 29, 2000 February 21, 2001
24

Whitman v. American Trucking Assns., Inc., 531 U.S. 457 November 7, 2000 February 27, 2001
* 1
* 1
2
* 3
25

Semtek Int'l Inc. v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 531 U.S. 497 December 5, 2000 February 27, 2001
26

Cook v. Gralike, 531 U.S. 510 November 6, 2000 February 28, 2001 1
2
*
* 3
27

Legal Services Corp. v. Velazquez, 531 U.S. 533 October 4, 2000 February 28, 2001
28

Department of Interior v. Klamath Water Users Protective Assn., 532 U.S. 1 January 10, 2001 March 5, 2001
29

Ohio v. Reiner, 532 U.S. 17 March 19, 2001
30

TrafFix Devices, Inc. v. Marketing Displays, Inc., 532 U.S. 23 November 29, 2000 March 20, 2001
31

Shafer v. South Carolina, 532 U.S. 36 January 9, 2001 March 20, 2001 1 2
32

Buford v. United States, 532 U.S. 59 January 8, 2001 March 20, 2001
33

Ferguson v. City of Charleston, 532 U.S. 67 October 4, 2000 March 21, 2001 * *
34

Circuit City Stores, Inc. v. Adams, 532 U.S. 105 November 6, 2000 March 21, 2001
1 2
1* 2
1 2
1 2
35

Egelhoff v. Egelhoff, 532 U.S. 141 November 8, 2000 March 21, 2001
36

Texas v. Cobb, 532 U.S. 162 January 16, 2001 April 2, 2001
37

Lujan v. G & G Fire Sprinklers, Inc., 532 U.S. 189 February 26, 2001 April 17, 2001
38

United States v. Cleveland Indians Baseball Co., 532 U.S. 200 February 27, 2001 April 17, 2001
39

Shaw v. Murphy, 532 U.S. 223 January 16, 2001 April 18, 2001
40

Easley v. Cromartie, 532 U.S. 234 November 27, 2000 April 18, 2001
41

Clark County School Dist. v. Breeden, 532 U.S. 268 April 23, 2001
42

Alexander v. Sandoval, 532 U.S. 275 January 16, 2001 April 24, 2001
43

Atwater v. Lago Vista, 532 U.S. 318 December 4, 2000 April 24, 2001
44

Daniels v. United States, 532 U.S. 374 January 8, 2001 April 25, 2001 1 *
*
1 1 2
45

Lackawanna County District Attorney v. Coss, 532 U.S. 394 February 20, 2001 April 25, 2001 1 * * 1 1 2
46

C & L Enterprises, Inc. v. Citizen Band of Potawatomi Tribe of Okla., 532 U.S. 411 March 19, 2001 April 30, 2001
47

Cooper Industries, Inc. v. Leatherman Tool Group, Inc., 532 U.S. 424 February 26, 2001 May 14, 2001 1
2
48

Rogers v. Tennessee, 532 U.S. 451 November 1, 2000 May 14, 2001
1 2
2 2
2* 3
49

United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, 532 U.S. 483 March 28, 2001 May 14, 2001
50

Major League Baseball Players Assn. v. Garvey, 532 U.S. 504 May 14, 2001
51

Bartnicki v. Vopper, 532 U.S. 514 December 5, 2000 May 21, 2001
52

United States v. Hatter, 532 U.S. 557 February 20, 2001 May 21, 2001
* 1
2
53

Wharf (Holdings) Ltd. v. United Int'l Holdings, Inc., 532 U.S. 588 March 21, 2001 May 21, 2001
54

Buckhannon Bd. & Care Home v. WV Dept. of Health and Human Resources, 532 U.S. 598 February 27, 2001 May 29, 2001
55

Atkinson Trading Co. v. Shirley, 532 U.S. 645 March 27, 2001 May 29, 2001
56

PGA TOUR, Inc. v. Martin, 532 U.S. 661 January 17, 2001 May 29, 2001
57

NLRB v. Kentucky River Community Care, Inc., 532 U.S. 706 February 21, 2001 May 29, 2001
*
*
*
*
58

Booth v. Churner, 532 U.S. 731 March 20, 2001 May 29, 2001
59

New Hampshire v. Maine, 532 U.S. 742 April 16, 2001 May 29, 2001
60

Becker v. Montgomery, 532 U.S. 757 April 16, 2001 May 29, 2001
61

Arkansas v. Sullivan, 532 U.S. 769 May 29, 2001
62

Florida v. Thomas, 532 U.S. 774 April 25, 2001 June 4, 2001
63

Penry v. Johnson, 532 U.S. 782 March 27, 2001 June 4, 2001
*
*
*
64

Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drylock Corp. v. Garris, 532 U.S. 811 April 18, 2001 June 4, 2001
*
*
*
65

United Dominion Industries, Inc. v. United States, 532 U.S. 822 March 26, 2001 June 4, 2001
66

Pollard v. E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., 532 U.S. 843 April 23, 2001 June 4, 2001
67

Kansas v. Colorado, 533 U.S. 1 March 19, 2001 June 11, 2001
*
*
*
68

Kyllo v. United States, 533 U.S. 27 February 20, 2001 June 11, 2001
69

Tuan Anh Nguyen v. INS, 533 U.S. 53 January 9, 2001 June 11, 2001
70

Good News Club v. Milford Central School, 533 U.S. 98 February 28, 2001 June 11, 2001 1
1
2 2
* 2
71

Alabama v. Bozeman, 533 U.S. 146 April 17, 2001 June 11, 2001 * *
72

Cedric Kushner Promotions, Ltd. v. King, 533 U.S. 158 April 18, 2001 June 11, 2001
73

Duncan v. Walker, 533 U.S. 167 March 26, 2001 June 18, 2001 1
1 2
74

Saucier v. Katz, 533 U.S. 194 March 20, 2001 June 18, 2001
*
75

United States v. Mead Corp., 533 U.S. 218 November 8, 2000 June 18, 2001
76

Idaho v. United States, 533 U.S. 262 April 23, 2001 June 18, 2001
77

INS v. St. Cyr, 533 U.S. 289 April 24, 2001 June 25, 2001 2
1 2*
2 2
78

Calcano-Martinez v. INS, 533 U.S. 348 April 24, 2001 June 25, 2001 2 1 2 2
79

Nevada v. Hicks, 533 U.S. 353 March 21, 2001 June 25, 2001
1 2
2
3
3
3
4
1 2
80

United States v. United Foods, Inc., 533 U.S. 405 April 17, 2001 June 25, 2001
1
*
2
81

Federal Election Comm'n v. Colorado Republican Federal Campaign Comm., 533 U.S. 431 February 28, 2001 June 25, 2001 *
82

New York Times Co. v. Tasini, 533 U.S. 483 March 28, 2001 June 25, 2001
83

Lorillard Tobacco Co. v. Reilly, 533 U.S. 525 April 25, 2001 June 28, 2001
* 1
* 1
* 1
* 1* 2
* 2
* 1
* 1
84

Palazzolo v. Rhode Island, 533 U.S. 606 February 26, 2001 June 28, 2001
*
1
2
1 1
1 2
85

Tyler v. Cain, 533 U.S. 656 April 16, 2001 June 28, 2001
86

Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678 February 21, 2001 June 28, 2001 2
1 2*
2
1 2*
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Rehnquist Stevens O'Connor Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer

2000 term membership and statistics[edit]

This was the fifteenth term of Chief Justice Rehnquist's tenure, and the seventh consecutive term in which the Court's membership had not changed.

Justice Appointment history Agreement with judgment Opinions filed
Seniority Name President Date confirmed  % # Total
Chief Justice Rehnquist, WilliamWilliam Rehnquist Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon[3] January 7, 1972 83.7% 72/86 9 2 0 3 14
Associate Justice Stevens, John PaulJohn Paul Stevens Ford, GeraldGerald Ford December 19, 1975 70.9% 61/86 9 6 3 13 31
Associate Justice O'Connor, Sandra DaySandra Day O'Connor Reagan, RonaldRonald Reagan September 25, 1981 90.5% 76/84 9 3 1 4 17
Associate Justice Scalia, AntoninAntonin Scalia Reagan, RonaldRonald Reagan September 26, 1986 79.1% 68/86 8 10 1 9 28
Associate Justice Kennedy, AnthonyAnthony Kennedy Reagan, RonaldRonald Reagan February 18, 1988 91.9% 79/86 9 5 0 1 15
Associate Justice Souter, DavidDavid Souter Bush, George H. W.George H. W. Bush October 9, 1990 80% 68/85 8 4 2 5 19
Associate Justice Thomas, ClarenceClarence Thomas Bush, George H. W.George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 80.2% 69/86 7 7 2 5 21
Associate Justice Ginsburg, Ruth BaderRuth Bader Ginsburg Clinton, BillBill Clinton August 10, 1993 76.7% 66/86 9 6 1 4 20
Associate Justice Breyer, StephenStephen Breyer Clinton, BillBill Clinton August 3, 1994 74.1% 63/85 9 3 0 12 24
Totals
77 46 10 56 189


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Arizona v. California, 531 U.S. 1 (2001), a decree in an original jurisdiction suit, has been omitted from this table.
  2. ^ In District of Columbia v. Tri County Industries, Inc., the Court dismissed cert. as improvidently granted.
  3. ^ Rehnquist was initially appointed by Nixon to the Court as an Associate Justice. He was subsequently appointed to serve as Chief Justice by President Ronald Reagan and confirmed in that position September 26, 1986.


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