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The 2004 term of the
Supreme Court of the United States began October 4, 2004 and concluded October 3, 2005. This was the eighteenth term of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy's tenure on the Court.
Anthony Kennedy 2004 term statistics
Majority or Plurality
Bench opinions = 19
Opinions relating to orders = 0
In-chambers opinions = 1
Unanimous opinions: 1
Most joined by: Scalia (10)
Least joined by: Stevens, O'Connor (6)
Koons Buick Pontiac GMC, Inc. v. Nigh
543 U.S. 50 (2004)
Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. Banks
543 U.S. 426 (2005)
Stevens, O'Connor, Scalia, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer
Roper v. Simmons
543 U.S. 551 (2005)
Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
Kennedy wrote for the Court in ruling that the Eighth Amendment prohibited the execution of minors.
Ballard v. Comm'r
544 U.S. 40 (2005)
Wilkinson v. Dotson
544 U.S. 74 (2005)
Muehler v. Mena
544 U.S. 93 (2005)
Brown v. Payton
544 U.S. 133 (2005)
O'Connor, Scalia, Thomas, Breyer
Johnson v. United States
544 U.S. 295 (2005)
Stevens, Scalia, Ginsburg
Granholm v. Heald
544 U.S. 460 (2005)
Scalia, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A., Inc.
544 U.S. 528 (2005)
Johanns v. Livestock Mktg. Ass'n
544 U.S. 550 (2005)
Multimedia Holdings Corp. v. Circuit Court of Fla., St. Johns Cty
544 U.S. 1301 (2005)
Freedom of the press
Kennedy denied a television station's request for a stay against an order prohibiting publication of grand jury transcripts, because it did not appear that the station was actually subject to the order, and there was no real threat of prosecution for publishing the transcripts.
Alaska v. United States
545 U.S. 75 (2005)
Stevens, O'Connor, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer; Rehnquist, Scalia, Thomas (in part)
Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd.
545 U.S. 119 (2005)
Americans with Disabilities Act
Stevens, Souter; Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer (in part)
Wilkinson v. Austin
545 U.S. 209 (2005)
Rompilla v. Beard
545 U.S. 374 (2005)
Rehnquist, Scalia, Thomas
Mid-Con Freight Sys. v. Mich. PSC
545 U.S. 440 (2005)
Kelo v. City of New London
545 U.S. 469 (2005)
Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Allapattah Servs.
545 U.S. 546 (2005)
Rehnquist, Scalia, Souter, Thomas
Bell v. Thompson
545 U.S. 794 (2005)
Rehnquist, O'Connor, Scalia, Thomas
, Supreme Court of the United States, archived from 2004 Term Opinions of the Court the original on May 16, 2012 , retrieved December 16, 2016 .
, Supreme Court of the United States, archived from 2004 Term Opinions Relating to Orders the original on October 12, 2006 , retrieved December 16, 2016 .
, Supreme Court of the United States, archived from 2004 Term In-Chambers Opinions the original on June 15, 2006 , retrieved December 16, 2016 .