2009 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Stephen Breyer

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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 sixteenth term of Associate Justice Stephen Breyer's tenure on the Court. Stephen Breyer, SCOTUS photo portrait.jpg
Stephen Breyer 2009 term statistics
9
Majority or Plurality
6
Concurrence
0
Other
7
Dissent
2
Concurrence/dissent Total = 24
Bench opinions = 24 Opinions relating to orders = 0 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 1 Most joined by: Ginsburg (16) Least joined by: Scalia, Thomas (6)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
1-01



Alvarez v. Smith 558 U.S. 87 (2009)

Case or Controversy Clause  • mootness Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Alito, Sotomayor; Stevens (in part)
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Stevens
1-02



Smith v. Spisak 558 U.S. 139 (2010)

Eighth Amendment  • death penalty  • jury instructions on mitigation  • Sixth Amendment  • ineffective assistance of counsel Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Alito, Sotomayor; Stevens (in part)
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Stevens
4-03



Hollingsworth v. Perry 558 U.S. 183 (2010)

Proposition 8  • broadcast of federal trial  • district court local rule revision Stevens, Ginsburg, Sotomayor
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per curiam
4-04



Hemi Group, LLC v. City of New York 559 U.S. 1 (2010)

Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act  • Jenkins Act  • taxation of online cigarette sales  • lost tax revenue as injury to municipality Stevens, Kennedy
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Roberts
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Ginsburg
1-05



Hertz Corp. v. Friend 559 U.S. 77 (2010)

removal jurisdiction  • diversity jurisdiction  • principal place of business test Unanimous
4-06



Conkright v. Frommert 559 U.S. 506 (2010)

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974  • standard of review of plan administrator interpretration Stevens, Ginsburg
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Roberts
3-07



Perdue v. Kenny A. 559 U.S. 542 (2010)

Civil Rights Attorney's Fees Award Act of 1976  • calculation of attorney's fees Stevens, Ginsburg, Sotomayor
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Alito
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Kennedy
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Thomas
2-08



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
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Sotomayor
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Scalia
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Kennedy
1-09



Merck & Co. v. Reynolds 559 U.S. 633 (2010)

Securities Exchange Act of 1934  • securities fraud  • statute of limitations  • discovery rule and scienter Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Alito, Sotomayor
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Stevens
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Scalia
4-10



Salazar v. Buono 559 U.S. 700 (2010)

Article III  • standing  • First Amendment  • Establishment Clause  • display of religious symbol on government land  • land transfer from government to private owner
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Kennedy
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Roberts
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Scalia
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Alito
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Stevens
1-11



United States v. Comstock 560 U.S. 126 (2010)

Necessary and Proper Clause  • civil commitment of mentally ill, sexually dangerous prisoners Roberts, Stevens, Ginsburg, Sotomayor
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Kennedy
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Alito
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Thomas
1-12



United States v. Marcus 560 U.S. 258 (2010)

plain error standard of review  • Ex Post Facto Clause  • Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsburg, Alito
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Stevens
3-13



Alabama v. North Carolina 560 U.S. 330 (2010)

Southeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Roberts
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Scalia
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Kennedy
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Roberts
1-14



Barber v. Thomas 560 U.S. 474 (2010)

Federal Bureau of Prisons calculation of good time credit Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito, Sotomayor
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Kennedy
1-15



Dolan v. United States 560 U.S. 605 (2010)

Mandatory Victims Restitution Act  • deadline for restitution order Thomas, Ginsburg, Alito, Sotomayor
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Roberts
1-16



Holland v. Florida 560 U.S. 631 (2010)

Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996  • statute of limitations  • equitable tolling Roberts, Stevens, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor
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Alito
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Scalia
2-17



Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection 560 U.S. 702 (2010)

Fifth Amendment  • Takings Clause  • littoral rights Ginsburg
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Scalia
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Kennedy
4-18



Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project 561 U.S. 1 (2010)

USA Patriot Act  • nonviolent training and expert advice as material support to terrorism  • standing  • Fifth Amendment  • Due Process Clause  • First Amendment  • free speech  • freedom of association Ginsburg, Sotomayor
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Roberts
2-19



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

public disclosure of referendum petitions  • First Amendment  • free speech
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Roberts
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Stevens
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Scalia
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Alito
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Sotomayor
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Thomas
2-20



Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd. 561 U.S. 247 (2010)

Securities and Exchange Act of 1934  • SEC Rule 10b-5  • extraterritorial application
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Scalia
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Stevens
2-21



Magwood v. Patterson 561 U.S. 320 (2010)

habeas corpus  • Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996  • claims in second or successive applications Stevens
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Thomas
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Kennedy
4-22



Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Bd. 561 U.S. 477 (2010)

Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002  • Public Company Accounting Oversight Board  • separation of powers  • Appointments Clause Stevens, Ginsburg, Sotomayor
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Roberts
2-23



Bilski v. Kappos 561 U.S. 593 (2010)

patent law  • patentability of business method Scalia (in part)
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Kennedy
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Stevens
4-24



McDonald v. Chicago 561 U.S. 742 (2010)

Second Amendment  • Fourteenth Amendment  • Incorporation Doctrine  • gun control Ginsburg, Sotomayor
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Alito
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Scalia
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Thomas
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Stevens

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