2000 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

2000 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

The table below lists the opinions delivered from the bench by the Supreme Court of the United States during the 2000 Term, which lasted from October 2, 2000, until September 30, 2001. The table illustrates what opinions were filed by each justice in each case, and which justices joined each opinion.[1]

Table key


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.

2000 term opinions

Case name Argued Decided Rehnquist Stevens O'Connor Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer
Artuz v. Bennett, 531 U.S. 4 October 10, 2000 November 7, 2000

Cleveland v. United States, 531 U.S. 12 October 10, 2000 November 7, 2000

Sinkfield v. Kelley, 531 U.S. 28 November 27, 2000

Indianapolis v. Edmond, 531 U.S. 32 October 3, 2000 November 28, 2000 1

1*
1

2
Eastern Associated Coal Corp. v. Mine Workers, 531 U.S. 57 October 2, 2000 November 28, 2000

Bush v. Palm Beach County Canvassing Bd., 531 U.S. 70 December 1, 2000 December 4, 2000

Green Tree Financial Corp.-Ala. v. Randolph, 531 U.S. 79 October 3, 2000 December 11, 2000

*

*

*

*

*
Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 December 11, 2000 December 12, 2000


1

2*

3

4*


2

3*

4*


1

2*

3

4*
1

2

3*

4
Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook Cty. v. Army Corps of Engineers, 531 U.S. 159 October 31, 2000 January 9, 2001

Glover v. United States, 531 U.S. 198 November 27, 2000 January 9, 2001

Gitlitz v. Commissioner, 531 U.S. 206 November 27, 2000 January 9, 2001

Fiore v. White, 531 U.S. 225 January 9, 2001

Lopez v. Davis, 531 U.S. 230 October 30, 2000 January 10, 2001

Seling v. Young, 531 U.S. 250 October 31, 2000 January 17, 2001



1


1
2
City News & Novelty, Inc. v. Waukesha, 531 U.S. 278 November 28, 2000 January 17, 2001

District of Columbia v. Tri County Industries, Inc.,[2] 531 U.S. 287 January 10, 2001 January 17, 2001

Brentwood Academy v. Tenn. Secondary Sch. Athletic Assn., 531 U.S. 288 October 11, 2000 February 20, 2001

Director of Revenue of Mo. v. CoBank ACB, 531 U.S. 316 November 28, 2000 February 20, 2001

Illinois v. McArthur, 531 U.S. 326 November 1, 2000 February 20, 2001



Buckman Co. v. Plaintiffs' Legal Comm., 531 U.S. 341 December 4, 2000 February 21, 2001

Board of Trustees of Univ. of Ala. v. Garrett, 531 U.S. 356 October 11, 2000 February 21, 2001





Central Green Co. v. United States, 531 U.S. 425 October 30, 2000 February 21, 2001

Lewis v. Lewis & Clark Marine, Inc., 531 U.S. 438 November 29, 2000 February 21, 2001

Whitman v. American Trucking Assns., Inc., 531 U.S. 457 November 7, 2000 February 27, 2001

*

1
*

1


2
*

3
Semtek Int'l Inc. v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 531 U.S. 497 December 5, 2000 February 27, 2001

Cook v. Gralike, 531 U.S. 510 November 6, 2000 February 28, 2001 1 1


2
*
*

3
Legal Services Corp. v. Velazquez, 531 U.S. 533 October 4, 2000 February 28, 2001

Department of Interior v. Klamath Water Users Protective Assn., 532 U.S. 1 January 10, 2001 March 5, 2001

Ohio v. Reiner, 532 U.S. 17 March 19, 2001

TrafFix Devices, Inc. v. Marketing Displays, Inc., 532 U.S. 23 November 29, 2000 March 20, 2001

Shafer v. South Carolina, 532 U.S. 36 January 9, 2001 March 20, 2001

1 2
Buford v. United States, 532 U.S. 59 January 8, 2001 March 20, 2001

Ferguson v. City of Charleston, 532 U.S. 67 October 4, 2000 March 21, 2001 * *
Circuit City Stores, Inc. v. Adams, 532 U.S. 105 November 6, 2000 March 21, 2001

1

2
1*

2
1

2
1

2
Egelhoff v. Egelhoff, 532 U.S. 141 November 8, 2000 March 21, 2001





Texas v. Cobb, 532 U.S. 162 January 16, 2001 April 2, 2001







Lujan v. G & G Fire Sprinklers, Inc., 532 U.S. 189 February 26, 2001 April 17, 2001

United States v. Cleveland Indians Baseball Co., 532 U.S. 200 February 27, 2001 April 17, 2001

Shaw v. Murphy, 532 U.S. 223 January 16, 2001 April 18, 2001



Easley v. Cromartie, 532 U.S. 234 November 27, 2000 April 18, 2001

Clark County School Dist. v. Breeden, 532 U.S. 268 April 23, 2001

Alexander v. Sandoval, 532 U.S. 275 January 16, 2001 April 24, 2001

Atwater v. Lago Vista, 532 U.S. 318 December 4, 2000 April 24, 2001

Daniels v. United States, 532 U.S. 374 January 8, 2001 April 25, 2001

1 *
*

1 1 2
Lackawanna County District Attorney v. Coss, 532 U.S. 394 February 20, 2001 April 25, 2001

1 * * 1 1 2
C & L Enterprises, Inc. v. Citizen Band of Potawatomi Tribe of Okla., 532 U.S. 411 March 19, 2001 April 30, 2001

Cooper Industries, Inc. v. Leatherman Tool Group, Inc., 532 U.S. 424 February 26, 2001 May 14, 2001

1


2
Rogers v. Tennessee, 532 U.S. 451 November 1, 2000 May 14, 2001

1

2
2 2
2*

3
United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers' Cooperative, 532 U.S. 483 March 28, 2001 May 14, 2001

Major League Baseball Players Assn. v. Garvey, 532 U.S. 504 May 14, 2001

Bartnicki v. Vopper, 532 U.S. 514 December 5, 2000 May 21, 2001





United States v. Hatter, 532 U.S. 557 February 20, 2001 May 21, 2001

*

1
2
Wharf (Holdings) Ltd. v. United Int'l Holdings, Inc., 532 U.S. 588 March 21, 2001 May 21, 2001

Buckhannon Bd. & Care Home v. W.V. Dept. of HHR, 532 U.S. 598 February 27, 2001 May 29, 2001





Atkinson Trading Co. v. Shirley, 532 U.S. 645 March 27, 2001 May 29, 2001







PGA TOUR, Inc. v. Martin, 532 U.S. 661 January 17, 2001 May 29, 2001

NLRB v. Kentucky River Community Care, Inc., 532 U.S. 706 February 21, 2001 May 29, 2001

*

*

*

*

Booth v. Churner, 532 U.S. 731 March 20, 2001 May 29, 2001

New Hampshire v. Maine, 532 U.S. 742 April 16, 2001 May 29, 2001

Becker v. Montgomery, 523 U.S. 757 April 16, 2001 May 29, 2001

Arkansas v. Sullivan, 523 U.S. 769 May 29, 2001









Florida v. Thomas, 532 U.S. 774 April 25, 2001 June 4, 2001

Penry v. Johnson, 532 U.S. 782 March 27, 2001 June 4, 2001
*

*

*

Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drylock Corp. v. Garris, 532 U.S. 811 April 18, 2001 June 4, 2001

*

*

*

United Dominion Industries, Inc. v. United States, 532 U.S. 822 March 26, 2001 June 4, 2001



Pollard v. E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., 532 U.S. 843 April 23, 2001 June 4, 2001

Kansas v. Colorado, 533 U.S. 1 March 19, 2001 June 11, 2001

*

*

*

Kyllo v. United States, 533 U.S. 27 February 20, 2001 June 11, 2001

Tuan Anh Nguyen v. INS, 533 U.S. 53 January 9, 2001 June 11, 2001





Good News Club v. Milford Central School, 533 U.S. 98 February 28, 2001 June 11, 2001

1


1
2 2
*

2
Alabama v. Bozeman, 533 U.S. 146 April 17, 2001 June 11, 2001

* *
Cedric Kushner Promotions, Ltd. v. King, 533 U.S. 158 April 18, 2001 June 11, 2001

Duncan v. Walker, 533 U.S. 167 March 26, 2001 June 18, 2001

1


1

2
Saucier v. Katz, 533 U.S. 194 March 20, 2001 June 18, 2001

*

United States v. Mead Corp., 533 U.S. 218 November 8, 2000 June 18, 2001

Idaho v. United States, 533 U.S. 262 April 23, 2001 June 18, 2001

INS v. St. Cyr, 533 U.S. 289 April 24, 2001 June 25, 2001 2
1

2
2 2
Calcano-Martinez v. INS, 533 U.S. 348 April 24, 2001 June 25, 2001 2

1 2 2
Nevada v. Hicks, 533 U.S. 353 March 21, 2001 June 25, 2001

1

2
2


3


3


3


4
1

2
United States v. United Foods, Inc., 533 U.S. 405 April 17, 2001 June 25, 2001



1
*


2
FEC v. Colorado Republican Federal Campaign Comm., 533 U.S. 431 February 28, 2001 June 25, 2001 *

New York Times Co. v. Tasini, 533 U.S. 483 March 28, 2001 June 25, 2001

Lorillard Tobacco Co. v. Reilly, 533 U.S. 525 April 25, 2001 June 28, 2001

*

1
*

1
*

1
*

1*

2
*

2
*

1
*

1
Palazzolo v. Rhode Island, 533 U.S. 606 February 26, 2001 June 28, 2001

*



1


2
1 1
1

2
Tyler v. Cain, 533 U.S. 656 April 16, 2001 June 28, 2001



Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678 February 21, 2001 June 28, 2001 2

1

2*
2
1

2*
Case name Argued Decided Rehnquist Stevens O'Connor Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer

2000 term membership and statistics

This was the fifteenth term of Chief Justice Rehnquist's tenure, and the seventh consecutive term in which the Court's membership had not changed.
Justice Appointed by Date confirmed % Majority Opinions filed
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist Ronald Reagan (as Chief Justice)

Richard M. Nixon (as Associate Justice)

(CJ) September 26, 1986

(AJ) January 7, 1972

83.7%
9

2

0

3

Total=14
Associate Justice John Paul Stevens Gerald Ford December 19, 1975 70.9%
9

6

3

13

Total=31
Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Ronald Reagan September 25, 1981 90.5%
9

3

1

4

Total=17
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Ronald Reagan September 26, 1986 79.1%
8

10

1

9

Total=28
Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy Ronald Reagan February 18, 1988 91.9%
9

5

0

1

Total=15
Associate Justice David Souter George H. W. Bush October 9, 1990 80.0%
8

4

2

5

Total=19
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 80.2%
7

7

2

5

Total=21
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Clinton August 10, 1993 76.7%
9

6

1

4

Total=20
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clinton August 3, 1994 74.1%
9

3

0

12

Total=24
Notes on statistics:
  • A justice is only included in the majority if they joined or concurred in the Court's judgment in full.
  • Percentages are based only on the cases in which a justice participated, and are rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent.
  • The opinion counts only include the bench opinions listed above; opinions relating to orders and in-chambers opinions are not included.

Notes

  1. ^ Arizona v. California, 531 U.S. 1 (2001), a decree in an original jurisdiction suit, has been omitted from this table.
  2. ^ In District of Columbia v. Tri County Industries, Inc., the Court dismissed cert. as improvidently granted.


References

  • "2000 Term Opinions of the Court". Supreme Court of the United States. Archived from the original on 2002-02-02. Retrieved 2010-07-06.