2008 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Anthony Kennedy

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The 2008 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 6, 2008 and concluded October 4, 2009. This was the twenty-second term of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy's tenure on the Court. Anthony Kennedy (2009, cropped).jpg
Anthony Kennedy 2008 term statistics
7
Majority or Plurality
4
Concurrence
1
Other
1
Dissent
1
Concurrence/dissent Total = 14
Bench opinions = 13 Opinions relating to orders = 1 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 0 Most joined by: Roberts (6) Least joined by: Stevens (2)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
2-01



Summers v. Earth Island Institute 555 U.S. 488 (2009)

Forest Service Decisionmaking and Appeals Reform Act  • regulatory exceptions to notice and comment procedures  • Article III  • standing
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Scalia
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Breyer
1-02



Negusie v. Holder 555 U.S. 511 (2009)

immigration law  • Refugee Act of 1980  • persecutor bar for refugee applicants Roberts, Scalia, Souter, Ginsburg
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Scalia
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Stevens
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Thomas
1-03



Bartlett v. Strickland 556 U.S. 1 (2009)

Voting Rights Act of 1965  • legislative redistricting  • vote dilution Roberts, Alito
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Thomas
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Souter
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Ginsburg
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Breyer
3-04



Ministry of Defense and Support for Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran v. Elahi 556 U.S. 366 (2009)

attachment to judgment in favor of foreign government  • Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002  • Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 Souter, Ginsburg
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Breyer
2-05



Nken v. Holder 556 U.S. 418 (2009)

immigration law  • Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996  • stay of removal order Scalia
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Roberts
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Alito
2-06



FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc. 556 U.S. 202 (2009)

Public Telecommunications Act of 1992  • indecency ban on broadcast television  • fleeting expletives
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Scalia
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Thomas
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Stevens
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Ginsburg
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Breyer
1-07



Ashcroft v. Iqbal 556 U.S. 662 (2009)

post-9/11 detention  • qualified immunity  • collateral order doctrine  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure  • sufficiency of pleadings in discrimination case Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito
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Souter
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Breyer
1-08



Caperton v. A. T. Massey Coal Co. 556 U.S. 868 (2009)

Due Process Clause  • recusal  • judicial campaign contributions from litigant Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Roberts
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Scalia
1-09



United States v. Denedo 556 U.S. 904 (2009)

Uniform Code of Military Justice  • coram nobis  • All Writs Act Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Roberts
5-10



N.C.P. Marketing Group, Inc. v. BG Star Productions, Inc. 556 U.S. 1145 (2009)

bankruptcy law  • Chapter 11  • assumption of pre-bankruptcy executory contracts by debtor-in-possession Breyer
Kennedy filed a statement respecting the denial of certiorari.
2-11



Yeager v. United States 557 U.S. 110 (2009)

Double Jeopardy Clause  • issue preclusion  • inconsistency between acquittal and hung jury
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Stevens
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Scalia
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Alito
1-12



Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council 557 U.S. 261 (2009)

Clean Water Act  • Army Corps of Engineers authority to issue slurry discharge permit Roberts, Thomas, Breyer, Alito; Scalia (in part)
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Scalia
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Breyer
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Ginsburg
4-13



Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts 557 U.S. 305 (2009)

Sixth Amendment  • Confrontation Clause  • forensic analyst affidavits Roberts, Breyer, Alito
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Scalia
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Thomas
1-14



Ricci v. DeStefano 557 U.S. 557 (2009)

Title VII  • disparate impact  • exams used for employee promotions Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito
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Scalia
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Alito
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Ginsburg

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