2013 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Stephen Breyer

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The 2013 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 7, 2013 and concluded October 5, 2014. This was the twentieth term of Associate Justice Stephen Breyer's tenure on the Court. Stephen Breyer, SCOTUS photo portrait.jpg
Stephen Breyer 2013 term statistics
7
Majority or Plurality
1
Concurrence
1
Other
7
Dissent
1
Concurrence/dissent Total = 17
Bench opinions = 15 Opinions relating to orders = 2 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 3 Most joined by: Sotomayor (11 in full, 1 in part) Least joined by: Alito (4)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
4-01



Planned Parenthood of Greater Tex. Surgical Health Services v. Abbott 571 U.S. ___ (2013)

restrictions on abortion providers  • physician admitting privileges requirement Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Scalia
Breyer dissented from the Court's denial of an application to vacate a stay.
4-02



Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall 571 U.S. ___ (2013)

Labor Management Relations Act of 1947 Sotomayor, Kagan
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per curiam
Breyer dissented from the Court's dismissal of certiorari as improvidently granted.
1-03



Medtronic, Inc. v. Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC 571 U.S. ___ (2014)

patent law  • Declaratory Judgment Act  • subject-matter jurisdiction  • burden of proof Unanimous
1-04



Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice 571 U.S. ___ (2014)

Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998  • preclusion of state-law class actions  • connection between misrepresentation and sale of security Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Thomas
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Kennedy
1-05



BG Group plc v. Republic of Argentina 572 U.S. ___ (2014)

consent to arbitration by treaty  • Federal Arbitration Act Scalia, Thomas, Ginsburg, Alito, Kagan; Sotomayor (in part)
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Sotomayor
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Roberts
4-06



McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission 572 U.S. ___ (2014)

First Amendment  • campaign finance reform  • Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971  • Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002  • aggregate campaign contribution limits Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Roberts
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Thomas
5-07



Hussain v. Obama 572 U.S. ___ (2014)

Authorization for Use of Military Force  • detention of enemy combatants
Breyer filed a statement respecting the Court's denial of certiorari.
2-08



Schuette v. BAMN 572 U.S. ___ (2014)

Michigan Civil Rights Initiative  • Fourteenth Amendment  • Equal Protection Clause  • racial preferences in college admission
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Kennedy
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Roberts
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Scalia
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Sotomayor
4-09



White v. Woodall 572 U.S. ___ (2014)

Fifth Amendment  • privilege against self-incrimination  • adverse inference from defendant's failure to testify  • limitations on habeas corpus  • unreasonable application of clearly established federal law Ginsburg, Sotomayor
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Scalia
4-10



Town of Greece v. Galloway 572 U.S. ___ (2014)

First Amendment  • Establishment Clause  • legislative prayer
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Kennedy
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Thomas
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Alito
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Kagan
1-11



Robers v. United States 572 U.S. ___ (2014)

Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996 Unanimous
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Sotomayor
4-12



Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. 572 U.S. ___ (2014)

copyright  • statute of limitations  • laches Roberts, Kennedy
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Ginsburg
3-13



Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA 573 U.S. ___ (2014)

Clean Air Act  • regulation of greenhouse gases  • Prevention of Significant Deterioration permits for stationary pollution emitters Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Scalia
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Alito
1-14



Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer 573 U.S. ___ (2014)

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974  • breach of fiduciary duty of prudence Unanimous
1-15



American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc. 573 U.S. ___ (2014)

copyright law  • digital redistribution of broadcast television  • right to publicly perform copyrighted works Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Scalia
1-16



NLRB v. Noel Canning 573 U.S. ___ (2014)

recess appointments Kennedy, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan
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Scalia
4-17



Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. 573 U.S. ___ (2014)

Religious Freedom Restoration Act  • Affordable Care Act  • contraceptive mandate  • religious-based objection by for-profit corporation
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Alito
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Kennedy
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Ginsburg
Jointly authored with Justice Kagan.

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