2001 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The table below lists all opinions filed by Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during the 2001 term of the Supreme Court of the United States, which lasted from October 1, 2001, until October 6, 2002. This was the ninth term of Ginsburg’s tenure on the Court.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 2001 term statistics
Majority or Plurality
Concurrence/dissent Total = 18
Bench opinions = 16 Opinions relating to orders = 1 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous decisions: 2 Most joined by: Stevens, Souter, Breyer (12) Least joined by: Scalia (3)
Case Issue Joined by

United States Postal Service v. Gregory
534 U.S. 1 (2001)

TRW Inc. v. Andrews
534 U.S. 19 (2001)
Rehnquist, Stevens, O'Connor, Kennedy, Souter, Breyer

Dusenbery v. United States
534 U.S. 161 (2002)
Stevens, Souter, Breyer

Great-West Life & Annuity Ins. Co. v. Knudson
534 U.S. (2002)
Stevens, Souter, Breyer

Lee v. Kemna
534 U.S. 362 (2002)
Rehnquist, Stevens, O'Connor, Souter, Breyer

Wisconsin Dept. of Health and Family Servs. v. Blumer
534 U.S. 473 (2002)
Rehnquist, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Breyer

Porter v. Nussle
534 U.S. 516 (2002)

Raygor v. Regents of Univ. of Minn.
534 U.S. (2002)

Alabama v. Shelton
535 U.S. 654 (2002)
Stevens, O'Connor, Souter, Breyer

Gisbrecht v. Barnhart
535 U.S. 789 (2002)
Rehnquist, Stevens, O'Connor, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Breyer

Holmes Group, Inc. v. Vornado Air Circulation Systems, Inc.
535 U.S. 826 (2002)

Franconia Associates v. United States
536 U.S. 129 (2002)

City of Columbus v. Ours Garage & Wrecker Service, Inc.
536 U.S. 424 (2002)
Rehnquist, Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Breyer

Ring v. Arizona
536 U.S. 584 (2002)
Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas

Republican Party of Minnesota v. White
536 U.S. 765 (2002)
Stevens, Souter, Breyer

Board of Ed. of Independent School Dist. No. 92 of Pottawatomie Cty. v. Earls
536 U.S. 822 (2002)
Stevens, O'Connor, Souter

Patterson v. Texas
536 U.S. 984 (2002)
Death penalty Breyer
Ginsburg dissented from the Court's denial of a stay of the execution of an individual who was 17 when he committed the capital offense, believing the Court should revisit the issue of whether it was constitutional to impose the death penalty for crimes committed when the offender was a minor. Stevens also filed a dissent. The Court ruled three years later that the Eighth Amendment prohibited such death sentences, in Roper v. Simmons, 543 U.S. 551 (2005).


  • "2001 Term Opinions of the Court". Supreme Court of the United States. Archived from the original on 2003-02-11. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  • "2001 Term Opinions Relating to Orders". Supreme Court of the United States. Archived from the original on 2002-11-03. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  • "2001 Term In-Chambers Opinions". Supreme Court of the United States. Archived from the original on 2003-02-02. Retrieved 2010-07-06.