2011 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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The 2011 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 3, 2011 and concluded September 30, 2012. 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.

2011 term opinions[edit]

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

1 Cavazos v. Smith, 565 U.S. October 31, 2011
2 KPMG LLP v. Cocchi, 565 U.S. November 7, 2011
3 Bobby v. Dixon, 565 U.S. November 7, 2011
4 Greene v. Fisher, 565 U.S. October 11, 2011 November 8, 2011
5 Judulang v. Holder, 565 U.S. October 12, 2011 December 12, 2011
6 Hardy v. Cross, 565 U.S. December 12, 2011
7 Smith v. Cain, 565 U.S. November 8, 2011 January 10, 2012
8 CompuCredit Corp. v. Greenwood, 565 U.S. October 11, 2011 January 10, 2012
9 Minneci v. Pollard, 565 U.S. November 1, 2011 January 10, 2012
10 Gonzalez v. Thaler, 565 U.S. November 2, 2011 January 10, 2012
11 Hosanna-Tabor Evang. Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC, 565 U.S. October 5, 2011 January 11, 2012
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2
2
12 Pacific Operators Offshore, LLP v. Valladolid, 565 U.S. October 11, 2011 January 11, 2012
13 Perry v. New Hampshire, 565 U.S. November 2, 2011 January 11, 2012
14 Maples v. Thomas, 565 U.S. October 4, 2011 January 18, 2012
15 Golan v. Holder, 565 U.S. October 5, 2011 January 18, 2012
16 Mims v. Arrow Financial Services, LLC, 565 U.S. November 28, 2011 January 18, 2012
17 Perry v. Perez, 565 U.S. January 20, 2012
18 United States v. Jones, 565 U.S. November 8, 2011 January 23, 2012
1
1
1
2
1
19 Reynolds v. United States, 565 U.S. October 3, 2011 January 23, 2012
20 National Meat Assn. v. Harris, 565 U.S. November 9, 2011 January 23, 2012
21 Ryburn v. Huff, 565 U.S. January 23, 2012
22 Kawashima v. Holder, 565 U.S. November 7, 2011 February 21, 2012
23 Howes v. Fields, 565 U.S. October 4, 2011 February 21, 2012
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*
24 Wetzel v. Lambert, 565 U.S. February 21, 2012
25 Marmet Health Care Center, Inc. v. Brown, 565 U.S. February 21, 2012
26 Messerschmidt v. Millender, 565 U.S. December 5, 2011 February 22, 2012
27 PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana, 565 U.S. December 7, 2011 February 22, 2012
28 Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern Cal., Inc., 565 U.S. October 3, 2011 February 22, 2012
29 Kurns v. Railroad Friction Products Corp., 565 U.S. November 9, 2011 February 29, 2012
*
*
30 Martel v. Claire, 565 U.S. December 6, 2011 March 5, 2012
31 Martinez v. Ryan, 566 U.S. October 4, 2011 March 20, 2012
32 Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Md., 566 U.S. January 11, 2012 March 20, 2012
1
*
2
*
*
33 Mayo Collaborative Servs. v. Prometheus Lab., Inc., 566 U.S. December 7, 2011 March 20, 2012
34 Roberts v. Sea-Land Services, Inc., 566 U.S. January 11, 2012 March 20, 2012
35 Sackett v. EPA, 566 U.S. January 9, 2012 March 21, 2012
1
2
36 Missouri v. Frye, 566 U.S. October 31, 2011 March 21, 2012
37 Lafler v. Cooper, 566 U.S. October 31, 2011 March 21, 2012
1*
1
1
2
38 Zivotofsky v. Clinton, 566 U.S. November 7, 2011 March 26, 2012
2*
1
2
39 Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC v. Simmonds, 566 U.S. November 29, 2011 March 26, 2012
40 Setser v. United States, 566 U.S. November 30, 2011 March 28, 2012
41 Vartelas v. Holder, 566 U.S. January 18, 2012 March 28, 2012
42 FAA v. Cooper, 566 U.S. November 30, 2011 March 28, 2012
43 Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington, 566 U.S. October 12, 2011 April 2, 2012
1
*
*
2
44 Rehberg v. Paulk, 566 U.S. November 1, 2011 April 2, 2012
45 Vasquez v. United States,[1] 566 U.S. April 2, 2012
46 Filarsky v. Delia, 566 U.S. January 17, 2012 April 17, 2012
1
2
47 Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. v. Novo Nordisk A/S, 566 U.S. December 5, 2011 April 17, 2012
48 Kappos v. Hyatt, 566 U.S. January 9, 2012 April 18, 2012
49 Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority, 566 U.S. February 28, 2012 April 18, 2012
*
50 Wood v. Milyard, 566 U.S. February 27, 2012 April 24, 2012
51 United States v. Home Concrete & Supply, LLC, 566 U.S. January 17, 2012 April 25, 2012
*
*
52 Hall v. United States, 566 U.S. November 29, 2011 May 14, 2012
53 Astrue v. Capato, 566 U.S. March 19, 2012 May 21, 2012
54 Taniguchi v. Kan Pacific Saipan, Ltd., 566 U.S. February 21, 2012 May 21, 2012
55 Holder v. Martinez Gutierrez, 566 U.S. January 18, 2012 May 21, 2012
56 Blueford v. Arkansas, 566 U.S. February 22, 2012 May 24, 2012
57 Freeman v. Quicken Loans, Inc., 566 U.S. February 21, 2012 May 24, 2012
58 RadLAX Gateway Hotel, LLC v. Amalgamated Bank, 566 U.S. April 23, 2012 May 29, 2012
59 Coleman v. Johnson, 566 U.S. May 29, 2012
60 Reichle v. Howards, 566 U.S. March 21, 2012 June 4, 2012
61 Armour v. Indianapolis, 566 U.S. February 29, 2012 June 4, 2012
62 Elgin v. Department of Treasury, 567 U.S. February 27, 2012 June 11, 2012
63 Parker v. Matthews, 567 U.S. June 11, 2012
64 Williams v. Illinois, 567 U.S. December 6, 2011 June 18, 2012
1
2
*
65 Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., 567 U.S. April 16, 2012 June 18, 2012
66 Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter, 567 U.S. April 18, 2012 June 18, 2012
67 Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band... v. Patchak, 567 U.S. April 24 , 2012 June 18, 2012
68 FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc., 567 U.S. January 10, 2012 June 21, 2012
69 Dorsey v. United States, 567 U.S. April 17, 2012 June 21, 2012
70 Knox v. Service Employees, 567 U.S. January 10, 2012 June 21, 2012
71 Southern Union Co. v. United States, 567 U.S. March 19, 2012 June 21, 2012
72 Arizona v. United States, 567 U.S. April 25, 2012 June 25, 2012
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2
3
73 Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. March 20, 2012 June 25, 2012
1
1 2 3
1 2
1 3
74 American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock, 567 U.S. June 25, 2012
75 National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, 567 U.S. March 26-28, 2012 June 28, 2012
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1
1
1 2
*
* *
1
* *
* *
76 United States v. Alvarez, 567 U.S. February 22, 2012 June 28, 2012
*
77 First American Financial Corp. v. Edwards,[2] 567 U.S. June 28, 2012
78 Tennant v. Jefferson County, 567 U.S. September 25, 2012
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Scalia Kennedy Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito Sotomayor Kagan

2011 term membership and statistics[edit]

This was the seventh term of Chief Justice Roberts' tenure and the second term with the same membership.

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 90.9% 70/77 7 1 0 4 12
Associate Justice Scalia, AntoninAntonin Scalia Reagan, RonaldRonald Reagan September 26, 1986 80.8% 63/78 8 4 1 9 22
Associate Justice Kennedy, AnthonyAnthony Kennedy Reagan, RonaldRonald Reagan February 18, 1988 93.5% 72/77 9 0 0 2 11
Associate Justice Thomas, ClarenceClarence Thomas Bush, George H. W.George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 84.6% 66/78 6 6 1 3 16
Associate Justice Ginsburg, Ruth BaderRuth Bader Ginsburg Clinton, BillBill Clinton August 10, 1993 67.9% 53/78 7 4 3 6 20
Associate Justice Breyer, StephenStephen Breyer Clinton, BillBill Clinton August 3, 1994 76.9% 60/78 7 5 0 10 22
Associate Justice Alito, SamuelSamuel Alito Bush, George W.George W. Bush January 31, 2006 82.1% 64/78 7 6 1 5 19
Associate Justice Sotomayor, SoniaSonia Sotomayor Obama, BarackBarack Obama August 6, 2009 79.2% 61/77 6 7 1 5 19
Associate Justice Kagan, ElenaElena Kagan Obama, BarackBarack Obama August 7, 2010 81.1% 60/74 7 1 1 1 10
Totals
64 34 8 42 148


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In Vasquez v. United States, 566 U.S. ___ (2012), the Court dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted.
  2. ^ In First American Financial Corp. v. Edwards, 567 U.S. ___ (2012), the Court dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted.

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