2009 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Sonia Sotomayor

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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 first term of Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor's tenure on the Court. Sonia Sotomayor in SCOTUS robe.jpg
Sonia Sotomayor 2009 term statistics
8
Majority or Plurality
2
Concurrence
1
Other
4
Dissent
2
Concurrence/dissent Total = 17
Bench opinions = 16 Opinions relating to orders = 1 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 1 Most joined by: Stevens (12) Least joined by: Alito (5)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
1-01



Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Carpenter 558 U.S. 100 (2009)

appealability of disclosure orders adverse to attorney-client privilege  • collateral order doctrine Roberts, Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito; Thomas (in part)
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Thomas
1-02



Wood v. Allen 558 U.S. 290 (2010)

habeas corpus  • Sixth Amendment  • ineffective assistance of counsel Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito
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Stevens
1-03



Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P. A. v. United States 559 U.S. 229 (2010)

Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005  • bankruptcy attorneys as debt relief agencies Roberts, Stevens, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito; Scalia, Thomas (in part)
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Scalia
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Thomas
4-04



Graham County Soil and Water Conservation Dist. v. United States ex rel. Wilson 559 U.S. 280 (2010)

False Claims Act  • bar on qui tam suits based on publicly disclosed allegations Breyer
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Stevens
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Scalia
1-05



Jerman v. Carlisle, McNellie, Rini, Kramer & Ulrich LPA 559 U.S. 573 (2010)

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act  • exclusion of legal errors from bona fide error defense Roberts, Stevens, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Scalia
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Breyer
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Kennedy
1-06



Hui v. Castaneda 559 U.S. 799 (2010)

Federal Tort Claims Act  • Public Health Service employee immunity from liability Unanimous
4-07



Robertson v. United States ex rel. Watson 560 U.S. 272 (2010)

criminal contempt proceedings initiated by private action Kennedy
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per curiam
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Roberts
4-08



Berghuis v. Thompkins 560 U.S. 370 (2010)

Fifth Amendment  • waiver of right to remain silent  • Sixth Amendment  • ineffective assistance of counsel Stevens, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Kennedy
1-09



Carr v. United States 560 U.S. 438 (2010)

Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act  • registration requirements for interstate travel  • ex post facto application Roberts, Stevens, Kennedy, Breyer; Scalia (in part)
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Scalia
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Alito
1-10



Krupski v. Costa Crociere S. p. A. 560 U.S. 538 (2010)

Federal Rules of Civil Procedure  • relation back doctrine Roberts, Stevens, Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito
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Scalia
2-11



Astrue v. Ratliff 560 U.S. 586 (2010)

Equal Access to Justice Act  • award of attorney's fees  • administrative offset to satisfy debt to government Stevens, Ginsburg
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Thomas
1-12



Dillon v. United States 560 U.S. 817 (2010)

Federal Sentencing Guidelines  • sentence reduction  • possession of crack cocaine Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Stevens
5-13



Wrotten v. New York 560 U.S. 959 (2010)

Sixth Amendment  • Confrontation Clause  • testimony by two-way video
Sotomayor filed a statement respecting the Court's denial of certiorari.
4-14



Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. v. Regal-Beloit Corp. 561 U.S. 89 (2010)

Carriage of Goods by Sea Act  • forum selection clause Stevens, Ginsburg
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Kennedy
2-15



Doe v. Reed 561 U.S. 186 (2010)

public disclosure of referendum petitions  • First Amendment  • free speech Stevens, Ginsburg
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Roberts
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Stevens
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Scalia
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Breyer
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Alito
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Thomas
3-16



Granite Rock Co. v. Teamsters 561 U.S. 287 (2010)

Labor Management Relations Act  • arbitration of collective bargaining agreement ratification date Stevens
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Thomas
3-17



Skilling v. United States 561 U.S. 358 (2010)

Enron scandal  • Sixth Amendment  • Article III  • change of venue  • juror prejudice from pretrial publicity  • honest services fraud Stevens, Breyer
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Ginsburg
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Scalia
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Alito

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