2017 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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The 2017 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 2, 2017, and concluded September 30, 2018. The table below illustrates which opinion was filed by each justice in each case and which justices joined each opinion.[1]

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.

2017 term opinions[edit]

# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Kennedy Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito Sotomayor Kagan Gorsuch
1 Kernan v. Cuero, 583 U.S. ___November 6, 2017
2 Dunn v. Madison, 583 U.S. ___November 6, 2017
1
12
1
3 Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Servs. of Chicago, 583 U.S. ___October 10, 2017November 8, 2017
4 In re United States, 583 U.S. ___December 20, 2017
5 Tharpe v. Sellers, 583 U.S. ___January 8, 2018
6 District of Columbia v. Wesby, 583 U.S. ___October 4, 2017January 22, 2018
1
2
7 Artis v. District of Columbia, 583 U.S. ___November 1, 2017January 22, 2018
8 National Assn. of Mfrs. v. Department of Defense, 583 U.S. ___October 11, 2017January 22, 2018
9 CNH Industrial N. V. v. Reese, 583 U.S. ___February 20, 2018
10 Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, 583 U.S. ___November 28, 2017February 21, 2018
1
2
1
2
1
11 Class v. United States, 583 U.S. ___October 4, 2017February 21, 2018
12 Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran, 583 U.S. ___December 4, 2017February 21, 2018
13 Murphy v. Smith, 583 U.S. ___December 6, 2017February 21, 2018
14 Patchak v Zinke, 583 U.S. ___November 7, 2017February 27, 2018
*
1
2
13
15 Jennings v. Rodriguez, 583 U.S. ___October 3, 2017[2]February 27, 2018
*
*
*
**
16 Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc., 583 U.S. ___November 6, 2017February 27, 2018
17 U.S. Bank N.A. v. Village at Lakeridge, LLC, 583 U.S. ___October 31, 2017March 5, 2018
12
2
2
2
18 Texas v. New Mexico, 583 U.S. ___January 8, 2018March 5, 2018
19 Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund, 583 U.S. ___November 28, 2017March 20, 2018
20 Marinello v. United States, 584 U.S. ___December 6, 2017March 21, 2018
21 Ayestas v. Davis, 584 U.S. ___October 30, 2017March 21, 2018
22 Hall v. Hall, 584 U.S. ___January 16, 2018March 27, 2018
23 Encino Motorcars v. Navarro, 584 U.S. ___January 17, 2018April 2, 2018
24 Kisela v. Hughes, 584 U.S. ___April 2, 2018
25 Wilson v. Sellers, 584 U.S. ___October 30, 2017April 17, 2018
26 Sessions v. Dimaya, 584 U.S. ___October 2, 2017[3]April 17, 2018
1
12*
12
12*
*
*
27 United States v. Microsoft Corp., 584 U.S. ___April 17, 2018
28 Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC, 584 U.S. ___October 11, 2017April 24, 2018
*
1
*2
*3
29 Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene's Energy Group, LLC, 584 U.S. ___November 27, 2017April 24, 2018
30 SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, 584 U.S. ___November 27, 2017April 24, 2018
12
12
12
12*
31 United States v. Sanchez-Gomez, 584 U.S. ___March 26, 2018May 14, 2018
32 Byrd v. United States, 584 U.S. ___January 9, 2018May 14, 2018
1
2
1
33 McCoy v. Louisiana, 584 U.S. ___January 17, 2018May 14, 2018
34 Dahda v. United States, 584 U.S. ___February 21, 2018May 14, 2018
35 Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, 584 U.S. ___December 4, 2017May 14, 2018
**
36 Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 584 U.S. ___October 2, 2017May 21, 2018
37 Upper Skagit Tribe v. Lundgren, 584 U.S. ___March 21, 2018May 21, 2018
38 Lagos v. United States, 584 U.S. ___April 18, 2018May 29, 2018
39 Collins v. Virginia, 584 U.S. ___January 9, 2018May 29, 2018
40 City of Hays v. Vogt,[4] 584 U.S. ___May 29, 2018
41 Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Comm'n, 584 U.S. ___December 5, 2017June 4, 2018
1
2
3
2
13
42 Hughes v. United States, 584 U.S. ___March 27, 2018June 4, 2018
43 Koons v. United States, 584 U.S. ___March 27, 2018June 4, 2018
44 Lamar, Archer & Cofrin, LLP v. Appling, 584 U.S. ___April 17, 2018June 4, 2018
*
*
*
45 Azar v. Garza, 584 U.S. ___June 4, 2018
46 China Agritech, Inc. v. Resh, 584 U.S. ___March 26, 2018June 11, 2018
47 Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, 584 U.S. ___January 10, 2018June 11, 2018
1
1
12
1
48 Sveen v. Melin, 584 U.S. ___March 19, 2018June 11, 2018
49 Washington v. United States,[5] 584 U.S. ___April 18, 2018June 11, 2018
50 Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, 585 U.S. ___February 28, 2018June 14, 2018
51 Animal Science Products, Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co., 585 U.S. ___April 24, 2018June 14, 2018
52 Gill v. Whitford, 585 U.S. ___October 3, 2017June 18, 2018
*1
2
2
2
2
*1
53 Lozman v. Riviera Beach, 585 U.S. ___February 27, 2018June 18, 2018
54 Chavez-Meza v. United States, 585 U.S. ___April 23, 2018June 18, 2018
55 Rosales-Mireles v. United States, 585 U.S. ___February 21, 2018June 18, 2018
56 Benisek v. Lamone, 585 U.S. ___June 18, 2018
57 South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., 585 U.S. ___April 17, 2018June 21, 2018
1
2
58 Pereira v. Sessions, 585 U.S. ___April 23, 2018June 21, 2018
59 Lucia v. SEC, 585 U.S. ___April 23, 2018June 21, 2018
*
*
60 Wisconsin Central Ltd. v. United States, 585 U.S. ___April 16, 2018June 21, 2018
61 Carpenter v. United States, 585 U.S. ___November 29, 2017June 22, 2018
1
123
13
4
62 WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp., 585 U.S. ___April 16, 2018June 22, 2018
63 Ortiz v. United States, 585 U.S. ___January 16, 2018June 22, 2018
64 Currier v. Virginia, 585 U.S. ___February 20, 2018June 22, 2018
*
*
65 Dalmazzi v. United States,[6] 585 U.S. ___January 16, 2018June 22, 2018
66 Cox v. United States,[7] 585 U.S. ___January 16, 2018June 22, 2018
67 Ohio v. American Express Co., 585 U.S. ___February 26, 2018June 25, 2018
68 Abbott v. Perez, 585 U.S. ___April 24, 2018June 25, 2018
69 Trump v. Hawaii, 585 U.S. ___April 25, 2018June 26, 2018
1
2
2
1
2
1
70 National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, 585 U.S. ___March 20, 2018June 26, 2018
71 Florida v. Georgia, 585 U.S. ___January 8, 2018June 27, 2018
72 Janus v. State, County, and Municipal Employees, 585 U.S. ___February 26, 2018June 27, 2018
2
2
12
2
73 Sause v. Bauer, 585 U.S. ___June 28, 2018
74 Sexton v. Beaudreaux, 585 U.S. ___June 28, 2018
-
75 North Carolina v. Covington, 585 U.S. ___June 28, 2018
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Kennedy Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito Sotomayor Kagan Gorsuch

2017 term membership and statistics[edit]

This was the thirteenth term of Chief Justice Roberts's tenure. Justice Kennedy retired on July 31, 2018, making it the second and final (and also the only full) term with the same membership.

Justice Appointment history Agreement with judgment Opinions filed
Seniority Name President Date confirmed % # Total
Chief Justice John Roberts George W. Bush September 29, 2005 93.3% 70/75 6 1 0 4 11
Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy Ronald Reagan February 18, 1988 91.9% 68/74 6 5 0 2 13
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 81.3% 61/75 7 15 0 9 31
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Clinton August 10, 1993 76% 57/75 6 3 0 6 15
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clinton August 3, 1994 73.3% 55/75 7 3 2 7 19
Associate Justice Samuel Alito George W. Bush January 31, 2006 80% 60/75 7 2 0 6 15
Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Barack Obama August 6, 2009 72% 54/75 7 7 0 9 23
Associate Justice Elena Kagan Barack Obama August 7, 2010 78.1% 57/73 6 2 0 1 9
Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch Donald Trump April 7, 2017 84.7% 61/72 7 4 0 6 17
Totals
59 42 2 50 153


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ One decree in an original jurisdiction case has been omitted from this table: Montana v. Wyoming, 583 U.S. ___ (2018).
  2. ^ Jennings v. Rodriguez was originally argued November 30, 2016 and reargued October 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Sessions v. Dimaya was originally argued January 17, 2017 and reargued October 2, 2017.
  4. ^ In City of Hays v. Vogt, 584 U.S. ___ (2018), the Court dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted.
  5. ^ The Court's per curiam opinion in Washington v. United States, 584 U.S. ___ (2018) noted that the judgment was affirmed by an equally divided Court. Kennedy did not participate.
  6. ^ In Dalmazzi v. United States, 585 U.S. ___ (2018), the Court dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted.
  7. ^ In Cox v. United States, 585 U.S. ___ (2018), the Court dismissed certiorari as improvidently granted.

References[edit]

  • 2017 Term Opinions of the Court, Supreme Court of the United States, retrieved October 4, 2018.
  • 2017 Term Court Calendar (PDF), Supreme Court of the United States, retrieved September 23, 2017