2008 term United States Supreme Court opinions of David Souter

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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 nineteenth and final term of Associate Justice David Souter's tenure on the Court; Souter retired on June 29, 2009. DavidSouter.jpg
David Souter 2008 term statistics
8
Majority or Plurality
2
Concurrence
0
Other
10
Dissent
1
Concurrence/dissent Total = 21
Bench opinions = 21 Opinions relating to orders = 0 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 3 Most joined by: Stevens (15) Least joined by: Thomas, Alito (6)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
4-01



Waddington v. Sarausad 555 U.S. 179 (2009)

habeas corpus  • Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996  • accomplice liability Stevens, Ginsburg
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Thomas
1-02



Crawford v. Nashville 555 U.S. 271 (2009)

Title VII  • antiretaliation provision Roberts, Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Alito
1-03



Kennedy v. Plan Administrator for DuPont Sav. and Investment Plan 555 U.S. 285 (2009)

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974  • prohibition on assignment or alienation of benefits  • waiver of benefits Unanimous
1-04



United States v. Eurodif S. A. 555 U.S. 305 (2009)

Tariff Act of 1930  • nuclear power plant fuel procurement contracts  • dumping Unanimous
4-05



Ysursa v. Pocatello Ed. Assn. 555 U.S. 353 (2009)

First Amendment  • public employee unions  • state ban on payroll deductions for political activities
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Roberts
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Ginsburg
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Breyer
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Stevens
3-06



Carcieri v. Salazar 555 U.S. 379 (2009)

Indian Reorganization Act  • legal status of Narragansett Tribe  • authority of Secretary of the Interior to take land in trust Ginsburg
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Thomas
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Breyer
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Stevens
2-07



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

First Amendment  • free speech  • government speech  • public forums
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Alito
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Stevens
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Scalia
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Breyer
4-08



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

Voting Rights Act of 1965  • legislative redistricting  • vote dilution Stevens, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Kennedy
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Thomas
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Ginsburg
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Breyer
4-09



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 Stevens
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Scalia
4-10



14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett 556 U.S. 247 (2009)

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967  • arbitration clause in collective bargaining agreement Stevens, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Thomas
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Stevens
2-11



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 Stevens
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Scalia
1-12



Corley v. United States 556 U.S. 303 (2009)

confession after unreasonable delay  • Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure  • voluntariness of confession Stevens, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Alito
4-13



Shinseki v. Sanders 556 U.S. 396 (2009)

denial of benefits by Department of Veterans Affairs  • failure to give notice of required evidence  • harmless error Stevens, Ginsburg
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Breyer
4-14



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

Federal Arbitration Act  • appealability of order denying stay of arbitrable action Roberts, Stevens
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Scalia
4-15



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 Stevens, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Kennedy
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Breyer
1-16



AT&T Corp. v. Hulteen 556 U.S. 701 (2009)

Pregnancy Discrimination Act  • calculating pregnancy leave for pension plan accrual Roberts, Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito
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Stevens
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Ginsburg
1-17



Abuelhawa v. United States 556 U.S. 816 (2009)

Controlled Substances Act  • use of telephone to facilitate drug purchase Unanimous
4-18



District Attorney's Office for Third Judicial Dist. v. Osborne 557 U.S. 52 (2009)

Due Process Clause  • postconviction access to state evidence for DNA testing  • substantive due process
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Roberts
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Alito
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Stevens
1-19



Travelers Indemnity Co. v. Bailey 557 U.S. 137 (2009)

bankruptcy law  • enjoined claims Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Breyer, Alito
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Stevens
4-20



Forest Grove School Dist. v. T. A. 557 U.S. 230 (2009)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act  • reimbursement for private special education services Scalia, Thomas
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Stevens
1-21



Safford Unified School Dist.#1 v. Redding 557 U.S. 364 (2009)

Fourth Amendment  • strip search of public school student for contraband Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Breyer, Alito; Stevens, Ginsburg (in part)
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Stevens
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Thomas
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Ginsburg

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