2008 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Antonin Scalia

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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-third term of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia's tenure on the Court. Antonin Scalia, SCOTUS photo portrait.jpg
Antonin Scalia 2008 term statistics
11
Majority or Plurality
7
Concurrence
0
Other
6
Dissent
1
Concurrence/dissent Total = 25
Bench opinions = 22 Opinions relating to orders = 3 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 2 Most joined by: Thomas (14) Least joined by: Stevens (4)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
4-01



Oregon v. Ice 555 U.S. 160 (2009)

Sixth Amendment  • right to jury trial  • imposition of consecutive sentences for multiple offenses Roberts, Souter, Thomas
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2-02



Pleasant Grove City v. Summum 555 U.S. 460 (2009)

First Amendment  • free speech  • government speech  • public forums Thomas
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Alito
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Stevens
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Souter
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Breyer
1-03



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 Roberts, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito
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Kennedy
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Breyer
2-04



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

immigration law  • Refugee Act of 1980  • persecutor bar for refugee applicants Alito
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Kennedy
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Stevens
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Thomas
4-05



Marlowe v. United States 555 U.S. 963 (2008)

Sixth Amendment  • right to trial by jury  • United States Sentencing Guidelines
Scalia dissented from the Court's denial of certiorari.
4-06



Sorich v. United States 555 U.S. 1204 (2009)

honest services fraud
Scalia dissented from the Court's denial of certiorari.
1-07



Puckett v. United States 556 U.S. 129 (2009)

Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure  • plain-error standard for unpreserved claims of error  • breach of plea agreement Roberts, Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito
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Souter
3-08



Harbison v. Bell 556 U.S. 180 (2009)

federally appointed counsel in state clemency proceedings  • certificate of appealability
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Stevens
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Roberts
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Thomas
1-09



Entergy Corp. v. Riverkeeper, Inc. 556 U.S. 208 (2009)

Clean Water Act  • environmental impact of power plant cooling water intake  • national performance standards based on cost-benefit analysis Roberts, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito
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Breyer
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Stevens
1-10



United States v. Navajo Nation 556 U.S. 287 (2009)

Navajo Nation  • Navajo-Hopi Rehabilitation Act of 1950  • Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977  • failure of Secretary of Interior to promptly approve tribal coal lease royalty rate increase Unanimous
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Souter
2-11



Arizona v. Gant 556 U.S. 332 (2009)

Fourth Amendment  • search incident to arrest  • vehicle search
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Stevens
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Breyer
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Alito
1-12



FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc. 556 U.S. 502 (2009)

Public Telecommunications Act of 1992  • indecency ban on broadcast television  • fleeting expletives Roberts, Thomas, Alito; Kennedy (in part)
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Thomas
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Stevens
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Ginsburg
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Breyer
1-13



Kansas v. Ventris 556 U.S. 586 (2009)

Sixth Amendment  • admissibility of unconstitutionally elicited statement as impeachment evidence Roberts, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Breyer, Alito
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Stevens
1-14



Arthur Andersen LLP v. Carlisle 556 U.S. 624 (2009)

Federal Arbitration Act  • appealability of order denying stay of arbitrable action Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito
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Souter
2-15



Carlsbad Technology, Inc. v. HIF Bio, Inc. 556 U.S. 635 (2009)

appeal after removal to state court  • supplemental jurisdiction
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Thomas
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Stevens
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Breyer
2-16



Flores-Figueroa v. United States 556 U.S. 646 (2009)

federal criminal law  • identity theft  • knowing use of another person's identification Thomas
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Breyer
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Alito
1-17



Montejo v. Louisiana 556 U.S. 778 (2009)

Fifth Amendment  • right against self-incrimination  • police interrogation after invocation of right to counsel Roberts, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito
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Alito
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Stevens
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Breyer
1-18



Republic of Iraq v. Beaty 556 U.S. 848 (2009)

Iraq–United States relations  • Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976  • Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act  • state-sponsored terrorism Unanimous
4-19



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

Due Process Clause  • recusal  • judicial campaign contributions from litigant
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Kennedy
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Roberts
4-20



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

Double Jeopardy Clause  • issue preclusion  • inconsistency between acquittal and hung jury Thomas, Alito
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Stevens
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Kennedy
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Alito
2-21



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
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Kennedy
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Breyer
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Ginsburg
1-22



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

Sixth Amendment  • Confrontation Clause  • forensic analyst affidavits Stevens, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg
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Thomas
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Kennedy
1-23



Cuomo v. Clearing House Assn., L. L. C. 557 U.S. 519 (2009)

National Banking Act  • fair-lending laws  • federal preemption Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Thomas
2-24



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

Title VII  • disparate impact  • exams used for employee promotions
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Kennedy
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Alito
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Ginsburg
4-25



In re Davis 557 U.S. 952 (2009)

habeas corpus Thomas
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Stevens
Scalia dissented from the Court's order that a district court hear and determine a habeas corpus petition.

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