2006 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Antonin Scalia

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The table below lists all opinions filed by Associate Justice Antonin Scalia during the 2006 term of the Supreme Court of the United States, which began on October 3, 2006 and concluded September 30, 2007. This was the twenty-first term of Scalia's tenure on the Court. Antonin Scalia, SCOTUS photo portrait.jpg
Antonin Scalia 2006 term statistics
Majority or Plurality
Concurrence/dissent Total = 25
Bench opinions = 24 Opinions relating to orders = 1 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous decisions: 1 Most joined by: Thomas (17) Least joined by: Breyer (5)
Case Issue Joined by

Ayers v. Belmontes
549 U.S. 7 (2006)
Death penalty Thomas
Scalia joined the majority, and filed a short concurrence to state that he continued to believe that limits on a jury's consideration of mitigating evidence in capital sentencing did not violate the Eighth Amendment. However, because Kennedy's majority opinion conformed to Court precedent, he was content to join that opinion in full.

United States v. Resendiz-Ponce
549 U.S. 102 (2007)
Rights of the accused
Scalia was the sole dissenter from Stevens' 8-1 opinion, which held that an indictment for criminal attempt to illegally enter the United States did not need to expressly state the alleged overt act committed in furtherance of the attempted crime.

MedImmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc.
549 U.S. 118 (2007)
Article III standing; patent; declaratory judgments Roberts, Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito
Thomas filed a dissent.

Osborn v. Haley
549 U.S. 225 (2007)

Wallace v. Kato
549 U.S. 384 (2007)
Roberts, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito

Rockwell Int'l Corp. v. United States
549 U.S. 457 (2007)
Roberts, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Alito

Massachusetts v. EPA
549 U.S. 497 (2007)
Standing; Clean Air Act Roberts, Thomas, Alito

United States v. Omer
549 U.S. 1174 (2007)
Rights of the accused
Scalia filed a statement respecting the Court's denial of certiorari, commenting on the reliance by the Solicitor General's supplemental brief on United States v. Resendiz-Ponce, 549 U.S. 102 (2007) to argue that the omission of a necessary element from an indictment of fraud was not constitutionally deficient. Scalia stated that he did not support denial on that basis, but that Resendiz-Ponce could apply "depending upon how the crime of fraud fares in our new some-crimes-are-self-defining jurisprudence. Another frontier of law opened by this Court, full of opportunity and adventure for lawyers and judges."

Global Crossing Telecomm., Inc. v. Metrophones Telecomm., Inc.
550 U.S. 45 (2007)

Zuni Public School District No 89 v. Dept. of Education
550 U.S. 81 (2007)
Roberts, Thomas; Souter (in part)

James v. United States
550 U.S. 192 (2007)
Stevens, Ginsburg

Abdul-Kabir v. Quarterman
550 U.S. 233 (2007)
Thomas; Alito (in part)

Brewer v. Quarterman
550 U.S. 286 (2007)
Thomas; Alito (in part)

United Haulers Assn. v. Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Mgmt. Auth.
550 U.S. 330 (2007)

Scott v. Harris
550 U.S. 372 (2007)
Roberts, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito

Winkelman v. Parma City School District
550 U.S. 516 (2007)

Roper v. Weaver
550 U.S. 598 (2007)
Thomas, Alito

Beck v. PACE Int'l. Union
551 U.S. 96 (2007)

Fry v. Pliler
551 U.S. 112 (2007)
Roberts, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito; Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer (in part)

Davenport v. Washington Educ. Ass'n
551 U.S. 177 (2007)
Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg; Roberts, Breyer, Alito (in part)

Powerex Corp. v. Reliant Energy Services, Inc.
551 U.S. 224 (2007)
Roberts, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg, Alito

Tellabs, Inc. v. Makor Issues & Rights, Ltd.
551 U.S. 308 (2007)

Rita v. United States
551 U.S. 338 (2007)

Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life
551 U.S. 449 (2007)
Kennedy, Thomas

Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.
551 U.S. 587 (2007)