2010 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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The 2010 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 4, 2010 and concluded October 1, 2011. The table illustrates which opinion was filed by each justice in each case and which justices joined each opinion.

Table key[edit]


Delivered the Court's opinion

Joined the Court's opinion

Filed a concurrence

Joined a concurrence

Filed a dissent

Joined a dissent

Filed a concurrence/dissent

Joined a concurrence/dissent

Did not participate in the decision
  • Decisions that do not note an argument date were decided without oral argument. Decisions that do not note a Justice delivering the Court's opinion are per curiam.
  • Multiple concurrences and dissents within a case are numbered, with joining votes numbered accordingly. Justices frequently join multiple opinions in a single case; each vote is subdivided accordingly.
  • An asterisk ( * ) in the Court's opinion denotes that it was only a majority in part or a plurality. An asterisk in a joining vote denotes that the justice joined it only in part.
  • A dash ( - ) denotes that the Justice concurred or dissented without filing a separate opinion.

2010 term opinions[edit]

# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Scalia Kennedy Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito Sotomayor Kagan

1 Wilson v. Corcoran, 562 U.S. 1 November 8, 2010
2 Abbott v. United States, 562 U.S. 8 October 4, 2010 November 15, 2010
3 Los Angeles County v. Humphries, 562 U.S. 29 October 5, 2010 November 30, 2010
4 Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Omega, S.A.,[1] 562 U.S. 40 December 13, 2010
5 Madison County v. Oneida Indian Nation of N. Y., 562 U.S. 42 January 10, 2011
6 Mayo Foundation for Medical Ed. and Research v. United States, 562 U.S. 44 November 8, 2010 January 11, 2011
7 Ransom v. FIA Card Services, N. A., 562 U.S. 61 October 4, 2010 January 11, 2011
8 Harrington v. Richter, 562 U.S. 86 October 12, 2010 January 19, 2011
9 Premo v. Moore, 562 U.S. 115 October 12, 2010 January 19, 2011
10 NASA v. Nelson, 562 U.S. 134 October 5, 2010 January 19, 2011
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11 Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP, 562 U.S. 170 December 7, 2010 January 24, 2011
12 Ortiz v. Jordan, 562 U.S. 180 November 1, 2010 January 24, 2011
13 Chase Bank USA, N. A. v. McCoy, 562 U.S. 195 December 8, 2010 January 24, 2011
14 Swarthout v. Cooke, 562 U.S. 216 January 24, 2011
15 Bruesewitz v. Wyeth LLC, 562 U.S. 223 October 12, 2010 February 22, 2011
16 CSX Transportation, Inc. v. Alabama Dept. of Revenue, 562 U.S. 277 November 10, 2010 February 22, 2011
17 Walker v. Martin, 562 U.S. 307 November 29, 2010 February 23, 2011
18 Williamson v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc., 562 U.S. 323 November 3, 2010 February 23, 2011
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2
19 Michigan v. Bryant, 562 U.S. 344 October 5, 2010 February 28, 2011
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20 FCC v. AT&T Inc., 562 U.S. 397 January 19, 2011 March 1, 2011
21 Staub v. Proctor Hospital, 562 U.S. 411 November 2, 2010 March 1, 2011
22 Henderson v. Shinseki, 562 U.S. 428 December 6, 2010 March 1, 2011
23 Snyder v. Phelps, 562 U.S. 443 October 10, 2010 March 2, 2011
24 Pepper v. United States, 562 U.S. 476 December 6, 2010 March 2, 2011
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*
25 Skinner v. Switzer, 562 U.S. 521 October 13, 2010 March 7, 2011
26 Wall v. Kholi, 562 U.S. 545 November 29, 2010 March 7, 2011
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27 Milner v. Department of Navy, 562 U.S. 562 December 1, 2010 March 7, 2011
28 Felkner v. Jackson, 562 U.S. 594 March 21, 2011
29 Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., 563 U.S. 1 October 13, 2010 March 22, 2011
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30 Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. v. Siracusano, 563 U.S. 27 January 10, 2011 March 22, 2011
31 Connick v. Thompson, 563 U.S. 51 October 6, 2010 March 29, 2011
32 Astra USA, Inc. v. Santa Clara County, 563 U.S. 110 January 19, 2011 March 29, 2011
33 Tolentino v. New York,[2] 563 U.S. 123 March 29, 2011
34 Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, 563 U.S. 125 November 3, 2010 April 4, 2011
35 Cullen v. Pinholster, 563 U.S. 170 November 9, 2010 April 4, 2011
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36 Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy v. Stewart, 563 U.S. 247 December 1, 2010 April 19, 2011
37 Sossamon v. Texas, 563 U.S. 277 November 2, 2010 April 20, 2011
38 United States v. Tohono O’odham Nation, 563 U.S. 307 November 1, 2010 April 26, 2011
39 AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, 563 U.S. 333 November 9, 2010 April 27, 2011
40 Montana v. Wyoming, 563 U.S. 368 January 10, 2011 May 2, 2011
41 Bobby v. Mitts, 563 U.S. 395 May 2, 2011
42 Schindler Elevator Corp. v. United States ex rel. Kirk, 563 U.S. 401 March 1, 2011 May 16, 2011
43 CIGNA Corp. v. Amara, 563 U.S. 421 November 30, 2010 May 16, 2011
44 Kentucky v. King, 563 U.S. 452 January 12, 2011 May 16, 2011
45 General Dynamics Corp. v. United States, 563 U.S. 478 January 18, 2011 May 23, 2011
46 Brown v. Plata, 563 U.S. 493 November 30, 2010 May 23, 2011
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47 Chamber of Commerce of United States of America v. Whiting, 563 U.S. 582 December 8, 2010 May 26, 2011
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2
48 United States v. Tinklenberg, 563 U.S. 647 February 22, 2011 May 26, 2011
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49 Fowler v. United States, 563 U.S. 668 March 29, 2011 May 26, 2011
50 Camreta v. Greene, 563 U.S. 692 March 1, 2011 May 26, 2011
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51 Ashcroft v. al-Kidd, 563 U.S. 731 March 1, 2011 May 31, 2011
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52 Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S. A., 563 U.S. 754 February 23, 2011 May 31, 2011
53 Bd. of Trustees of Stanford Univ. v. Roche Molecular Sys., 563 U.S. 776 February 28, 2011 June 6, 2011
54 Erica P. John Fund, Inc. v. Halliburton Co., 563 U.S. 804 April 25, 2011 June 6, 2011
55 McNeill v. United States, 563 U.S. 816 April 25, 2011 June 6, 2011
56 Fox v. Vice, 563 U.S. 826 March 22, 2011 June 6, 2011
57 Sykes v. United States, 564 U.S. 1 January 12, 2011 June 9, 2011
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58 Talk America, Inc. v. Michigan Bell Telephone Co., 564 U.S. 50 March 30, 2011 June 9, 2011
59 DePierre v. United States, 564 U.S. 70 February 28, 2011 June 9, 2011
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60 Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Ltd. Partnership, 564 U.S. 91 April 18, 2011 June 9, 2011
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2
61 Nevada Comm'n on Ethics v. Carrigan, 564 U.S. 117 April 27, 2011 June 13, 2011
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62 Janus Capital Group, Inc. v. First Derivative Traders, 564 U.S. 135 December 7, 2010 June 13, 2011
63 United States v. Jicarilla Apache Nation, 564 U.S. 162 April 20, 2011 June 13, 2011
64 Flores-Villar v. United States,[1] 564 U.S. 210 June 13, 2011
65 Bond v. United States, 564 U.S. 211 February 22, 2011 June 16, 2011
66 Davis v. United States, 564 U.S. 229 March 21, 2011 June 16, 2011
67 J. D. B. v. North Carolina, 564 U.S. 261 March 23, 2011 June 16, 2011
68 Smith v. Bayer Corp., 564 U.S. 299 January 18, 2011 June 16, 2011
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69 Tapia v. United States, 564 U.S. 319 April 18, 2011 June 16, 2011
70 Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. 338 March 29, 2011 June 20, 2011
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*
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71 Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri, 564 U.S. 379 March 22, 2011 June 20, 2011
72 American Elec. Power Co. v. Connecticut, 564 U.S. 410 April 19, 2011 June 20, 2011
73 Turner v. Rogers, 564 U.S. 431 March 23, 2011 June 20, 2011
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*
74 Stern v. Marshall, 564 U.S. 462 January 18, 2011 June 23, 2011
75 Freeman v. United States, 564 U.S. 522 February 23, 2011 June 23, 2011
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76 Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc., 564 U.S. 552 April 26, 2011 June 23, 2011
77 PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing, 564 U.S. 604 March 30, 2011 June 23, 2011
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78 Bullcoming v. New Mexico, 564 U.S. 647 March 2, 2011 June 23, 2011
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79 CSX Transp., Inc. v. McBride, 564 U.S. 685 March 28, 2011 June 23, 2011
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*
80 Arizona Free Enterprise Club's Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett, 564 U.S. 721 March 28, 2011 June 27, 2011
81 Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Assn., 564 U.S. 786 November 2, 2010 June 27, 2011
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82 J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro, 564 U.S. 873 January 11, 2011 June 27, 2011
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83 Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations, S. A. v. Brown, 564 U.S. 915 January 11, 2011 June 27, 2011
84 United States v. Juvenile Male, 564 U.S. 932 June 27, 2011
85 Leal Garcia v. Texas, 564 U.S. 940 July 7, 2011
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Scalia Kennedy Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito Sotomayor Kagan

2010 term membership and statistics[edit]

This was the sixth term of Chief Justice Roberts' tenure, and the first term for Justice Kagan.

Justice Appointment history Agreement with judgment Opinions filed
Seniority Name President Date confirmed  % # Total
Chief Justice Roberts, JohnJohn Roberts Bush, George W.George W. Bush September 29, 2005 91.7% 77/84 8 0 0 3 11
Associate Justice Scalia, AntoninAntonin Scalia Reagan, RonaldRonald Reagan September 26, 1986 87.1% 74/85 10 11 1 6 28
Associate Justice Kennedy, AnthonyAnthony Kennedy Reagan, RonaldRonald Reagan February 18, 1988 94.1% 80/85 11 3 0 3 17
Associate Justice Thomas, ClarenceClarence Thomas Bush, George H. W.George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 87.1% 74/85 9 8 0 5 22
Associate Justice Ginsburg, Ruth BaderRuth Bader Ginsburg Clinton, BillBill Clinton August 10, 1993 72.9% 62/85 9 7 1 6 23
Associate Justice Breyer, StephenStephen Breyer Clinton, BillBill Clinton August 3, 1994 77.6% 66/85 7 5 1 10 23
Associate Justice Alito, SamuelSamuel Alito Bush, George W.George W. Bush January 31, 2006 87.1% 74/85 7 6 1 4 18
Associate Justice Sotomayor, SoniaSonia Sotomayor Obama, BarackBarack Obama August 6, 2009 81.7% 67/82 7 9 0 6 22
Associate Justice Kagan, ElenaElena Kagan Obama, BarackBarack Obama August 7, 2010 76.8% 43/56 7 0 0 3 10
Totals
75 49 4 46 174


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Court's opinions in Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Omega, S. A., 562 U.S. 40 (2010) and Flores-Villar v. United States, 564 U.S. 210 (2011) noted only that the lower court's judgment was affirmed by an equally divided court.
  2. ^ The Court's opinion in Tolentino v. New York, 563 U.S. 123 (2010) was a one-line dismissal of certiorari as improvidently granted.

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