2009 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Anthony Kennedy

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The 2009 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 5, 2009 and concluded October 3, 2010. This was the twenty-third term of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy's tenure on the Court. Anthony Kennedy (2009, cropped).jpg
Anthony Kennedy 2009 term statistics
9
Majority or Plurality
8
Concurrence
1
Other
4
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 22
Bench opinions = 21 Opinions relating to orders = 1 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 0 Most joined by: Roberts, Alito (10) Least joined by: Stevens (5)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
5-01



DTD Enterprises, Inc. v. Wells 558 U.S. ___ (2009)

Roberts, Sotomayor
Kennedy filed a statement respecting the Court's denial of certiorari, to note that, although he agreed with the denial in this instance, the petition for certiorari raised issues of constitutional importance. In a class action lawsuit, the New Jersey state trial court had imposed the costs of class notification upon the defendants apparently for no other reason than their ability to pay it. Kennedy believed that serious Due Process implications were raised if New Jersey law permitted this solely based on the relative wealth of the parties, without any consideration of the underlying merits of the case. As the petition to the Court was interlocutory, however, due to the state courts denying leave to appeal, the Court would have to interpret state law without any state court opinion on the matter. Further, the defendant had declared bankruptcy, and the applicability of the automatic stay raised an unrelated procedural obstacle to the case. Kennedy believed that under those circumstances, it was best to deny the petition notwithstanding the substantive constitutional issues.
2-02



Beard v. Kindler 558 U.S. ___ (2009)

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Roberts
1-03



Citizens United v. Federal Election Comm'n 558 U.S. ___ (2010)

First Amendment  • freedom of speech  • campaign finance reform Roberts, Scalia, Alito; Stevens, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor (in part)
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Stevens
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Thomas
2-04



Perdue v. Kenny A. 559 U.S. ___ (2010)

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Alito
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Thomas
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Breyer
4-05



Jerman v. Carlisle, McNellie, Rini, Kramer & Ulrich LPA 559 U.S. ___ (2010)

Alito
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Sotomayor
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Scalia
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Breyer
1-06



Salazar v. Buono 559 U.S. ___ (2010)

First Amendment  • Establishment Clause Roberts; Alito (in part)
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Roberts
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Scalia
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Alito
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Stevens
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Breyer
1-07



Abbott v. Abbott 560 U.S. ___ (2010)

Roberts, Scalia, Ginsburg, Alito, Sotomayor
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Stevens
1-08



Graham v. Florida 560 U.S. ___ (2010)

Stevens, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor
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Roberts
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Stevens
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Thomas
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Alito
2-09



United States v. Comstock 560 U.S. ___ (2010)

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Breyer
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Alito
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Thomas
1-10



United States v. O'Brien 560 U.S. ___ (2010)

Roberts, Stevens, Scalia, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor
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Stevens
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Thomas
2-11



Alabama v. North Carolina 560 U.S. ___ (2010)

Sotomayor
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Scalia
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Roberts
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Breyer
1-12



Berghuis v. Thompkins 560 U.S. ___ (2010)

Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito
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Sotomayor
2-13



Levin v. Commerce Energy, Inc. 560 U.S. ___ (2010)

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Ginsburg
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Thomas
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Alito
4-14



Barber v. Thomas 560 U.S. ___ (2010)

Stevens, Ginsburg
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Breyer
4-15



New Process Steel, L. P. v. NLRB 560 U.S. ___ (2010)

Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor
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Stevens
2-16



Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection 560 U.S. ___ (2010)

Sotomayor
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Scalia
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Breyer
1-17



Ontario v. Quon 560 U.S. ___ (2010)

Fourth Amendment rights of public employees using employer-issued pagers Roberts, Stevens, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito, Sotomayor; Scalia (in part)
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Stevens
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Scalia
1-18



Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. v. Regal-Beloit Corp. 561 U.S. ___ (2010)

Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Breyer, Alito
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Sotomayor
4-19



Magwood v. Patterson 561 U.S. ___ (2010)

Roberts, Ginsburg, Alito
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Thomas
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Breyer
2-20



Black v. United States 561 U.S. ___ (2010)

Thomas
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Ginsburg
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Scalia
1-21



Bilski v. Kappos 561 U.S. ___ (2010)

Roberts, Thomas, Alito; Scalia (in part)
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Stevens
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Breyer
2-22



Christian Legal Soc. Chapter of Univ. of Cal., Hastings College of Law v. Martinez 561 U.S. ___ (2010)

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Stevens
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Alito

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