2005 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

2005 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 2005 term of the Supreme Court of the United States, which lasted from October 3, 2005 until October 1, 2006. This was the thirteenth term of Ginsburg’s tenure on the Court.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg 2005 term statistics
Majority or Plurality
Concurrence/dissent Total = 19
Bench opinions = 17 Opinions relating to orders = 1 In-chambers opinions = 1
Unanimous decisions: 3 Most joined by: Roberts (8) Least joined by: Alito (2)[1]
Case Issue Joined by

Schaffer v. Weast
546 U.S. 49 (2005)
Ginsburg filed one of two dissents from O'Connor's 6-2 decision.

Lincoln Property Co. v. Roche
546 U.S. 81 (2005)

Wagnon v. Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
546 U.S. 95 (2005)

Volvo Trucks North America v. Reeder-Simco GMC
546 U.S. 164 (2006)
Roberts, O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Breyer
Stevens filed a dissent.

Wachovia Bank, N. A. v. Schmidt
546 U.S. 303 (2006)

Lance v. Dennis
546 U.S. 459 (2006)
legislative redistricting, preclusion, Full Faith and Credit Clause Souter
Ginsburg concurred in the Court's per curiam judgment.

Arbaugh v. Y & H Corp.
546 U.S. 500 (2006)
employment discrimination, Civil Rights Act of 1964, civil rights Unanimous*

Doe v. Gonzales
546 U.S. 1301 (2006)
First Amendment, freedom of speech
Ginsburg denied an emergency application to vacate the lower court's stay.

Day v. McDonough
547 U.S. 198 (2006)
habeas corpus Roberts, Kennedy, Souter, Alito
Stevens and Scalia filed dissent.

Hartman v. Moore
547 U.S. 250 (2006)
causation, burden of proof, retaliatory prosecution Breyer

Marshall v. Marshall
547 U.S. 293 (2006)
bankruptcy, jurisdiction, tort Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Breyer, Alito

DaimlerChrysler Corp. v. Cuno
547 U.S. 332 (2006)
taxpayer standing, Article III

Howard Delivery Serv. v. Zurich American Ins. Co.
547 U.S. 651 (2006)
Roberts, Stevens, Scalia, Thomas, Breyer

Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Inc. v. McVeigh
547 U.S. 677 (2006)
Roberts, Stevens, Scalia, Thomas

Washington v. Recuenco
547 U.S. 212 (2006)

Arlington Central School Dist. Bd. of Ed. v. Murphy
547 U.S. 291 (2006)
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Padilla v. Hanft
547 U.S. 1062 (2006)
Ginsburg dissented from the denial of certiorari.

Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregon
548 U.S. 331 (2006)
exclusionary rule, international law

Beard v. Banks
548 U.S. 521 (2006)
First Amendment, prisoners' rights


  1. ^ Alito joined the Court mid-term; of the justices who participated in the complete term, Thomas joined Ginsburg's opinions the fewest, with five.


  • "2005 Term Opinions of the Court". Supreme Court of the United States. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 
  • "2005 Term Opinions Relating to Orders". Supreme Court of the United States. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 
  • "2005 Term In-Chambers Opinions". Supreme Court of the United States. Retrieved 2010-07-07.