2014 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

The 2014 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 6, 2014 and will conclude October 4, 2015. The table illustrates which opinion was filed by each justice in each case and which justices joined each opinion.

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.

2014 term opinions


Case name and citation Argued Decided Roberts Scalia Kennedy Thomas Ginsburg Breyer Alito Sotomayor Kagan
1

Lopez v. Smith, 574 U.S. ___ October 6, 2014
2

Johnson v. City of Shelby, 574 U.S. ___ November 10, 2014
3

Carroll v. Carman, 574 U.S. ___ November 10, 2014
4

Glebe v. Frost, 574 U.S. ___ November 17, 2014

2014 term membership and statistics

This will be the tenth term of Chief Justice Roberts's tenure and the fifth term with the current membership.

Justice Appointed by Date confirmed % in majority Opinions filed
Chief Justice John Roberts George W. Bush September 29, 2005 100%
0

0

0

0

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Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Ronald Reagan September 26, 1986 100%
0

0

0

0

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Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy February 18, 1988 100%
0

0

0

0

Total=0
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 100%
0

0

0

0

Total=0
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Clinton August 10, 1993 100%
0

0

0

0

Total=0
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer August 3, 1994 100%
0

0

0

0

Total=0
Associate Justice Samuel Alito George W. Bush January 31, 2006 100%
0

0

0

0

Total=0
Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Barack Obama August 6, 2009 100%
0

0

0

0

Total=0
Associate Justice Elena Kagan August 7, 2010 100%
0

0

0

0

Total=0
Notes on statistics:
  • A justice is only included in the majority if they joined or concurred in full in the Court's judgment.
  • Percentages are based only on the cases in which a justice participated and are rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one percentage point.
  • The opinion counts only include the bench opinions listed above; opinions relating to orders and in-chambers opinions are not included.

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