2004 term opinions of the Supreme Court of the United States

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The 2004 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 4, 2004 and concluded October 3, 2005. The table illustrates which opinion was filed by each justice in each case and which justices joined each opinion.

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 voted without filing or joining an opinion.

2004 term opinions[edit]

# Case name and citation Argued Decided Rehnquist Stevens O'Connor Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer
1 Leocal v. Ashcroft, 543 U.S. 1October 12, 2004November 9, 2004
2 Norfolk Southern Ry. v. James N. Kirby, Pty Ltd., 543 U.S. 14October 6, 2004November 9, 2004
3 Smith v. Texas, 543 U.S. 37November 15, 2004
4 Koons Buick Pontiac GMC, Inc. v. Nigh, 543 U.S. 50October 5, 2004November 30, 2004
2
1
2
3
1
5 City of San Diego v. Roe, 543 U.S. 77December 6, 2004
6 Kansas v. Colorado, 543 U.S. 86October 4, 2004December 7, 2004
*
*
7 KP Permanent Make-Up, Inc. v. Lasting Impression I, Inc., 543 U.S. 111October 5, 2004December 8, 2004
*
*
8 Kowalski v. Tesmer, 543 U.S. 125October 4, 2004December 13, 2004
9 Devenpeck v. Alford, 543 U.S. 146November 8, 2004December 13, 2004
10 Cooper Indus. v. Aviall Servs., 543 U.S. 157October 6, 2004December 13, 2004
11 Florida v. Nixon, 543 U.S. 175November 2, 2004December 13, 2004
12 Brosseau v. Haugen, 543 U.S. 194December 13, 2004
13 Whitfield v. United States, 543 U.S. 209November 30, 2004January 11, 2005
14 United States v. Booker, 543 U.S. 220October 4, 2004January 12, 2005
24
11
24
11*2
24
11
13
12
24
15 Jama v. Immigration & Customs Enforcement, 543 U.S. 335October 12, 2004January 12, 2005
16 Clark v. Martinez, 543 U.S. 371October 13, 2004January 12, 2005
*
17 Illinois v. Caballes, 543 U.S. 405November 10, 2004January 24, 2005
12
2
18 Commissioner of Internal Revenue v. Banks, 543 U.S. 426November 1, 2004January 24, 2005
19 Howell v. Mississippi, 543 U.S. 440November 29, 2004January 24, 2005
20 Bell v. Cone, 543 U.S. 447January 24, 2005
21 Smith v. Massachusetts, 543 U.S. 462December 1, 2004February 22, 2005
22 Stewart v. Dutra Construction Co., 543 U.S. 481November 1, 2004February 22, 2005
23 Johnson v. California, 543 U.S. 499November 2, 2004February 23, 2005
1
2
2
24 Roper v. Simmons, 543 U.S. 551October 13, 2004March 1, 2005
2
1
2
2
25 Cherokee Nation v. Leavitt, 543 U.S. 631November 9, 2004March 1, 2005
26 Tenet v. Doe, 544 U.S. 1January 11, 2005March 2, 2005
1
2
1
27 Shepard v. United States, 544 U.S. 13November 8, 2004March 7, 2005
*
*
28 Ballard v. Comm'r, 544 U.S. 40December 7, 2004March 7, 2005
29 Wilkinson v. Dotson, 544 U.S. 74December 6, 2004March 7, 2005
30 Muehler v. Mena, 544 U.S. 93December 8, 2004March 22, 2005
1
2
1
1
1
31 Rancho Palos Verdes v. Abrams, 544 U.S. 113January 19, 2005March 22, 2005
1
2
2
2
2
32 Brown v. Payton, 544 U.S. 133November 10, 2004March 22, 2005
1
1
2
33 Jackson v. Birmingham Board of Education, 544 U.S. 167November 30, 2004March 29, 2005
34 City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation, 544 U.S. 197January 11, 2005March 29, 2005
35 Smith v. City of Jackson, 544 U.S. 228November 3, 2004March 30, 2005
*
1
*2
1
1
36 Rhines v. Weber, 544 U.S. 269January 12, 2005March 30, 2005
1
2
12
12
37 Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Saudi Basic Indus. Corp., 544 U.S. 280February 23, 2005March 30, 2005
38 Johnson v. United States, 544 U.S. 295January 18, 2005April 4, 2005
39 Rousey v. Jacoway, 544 U.S. 320December 1, 2004April 4, 2005
40 Dura Pharmaceuticals v. Broudo, 544 U.S. 336January 12, 2005April 19, 2005
41 Pasquantino v. United States, 544 U.S. 349November 9, 2004April 26, 2005
*
*
42 Small v. United States, 544 U.S. 385November 3, 2004April 26, 2005
43 Pace v. DiGuglielmo, 544 U.S. 408February 28, 2005April 27, 2005
44 Bates v. Dow Agrosciences, L.L.C., 544 U.S. 431January 10, 2005April 27, 2005
45 Granholm v. Heald, 544 U.S. 460December 7, 2004May 16, 2005
2
12
12
2
46 Lingle v. Chevron U.S.A., Inc., 544 U.S. 528February 22, 2005May 23, 2005
47 Johanns v. Livestock Mktg. Ass'n, 544 U.S. 550December 8, 2004May 23, 2005
2
12
2
1
2
3
48 Clingman v. Beaver, 544 U.S. 581January 19, 2005May 23, 2005
*
*
*
**
49 Deck v. Missouri, 544 U.S. 581March 1, 2005May 23, 2005
50 Medellin v. Dretke, 544 U.S. 660March 28, 2005May 23, 2005
13
1
*
12
13
51 Arthur Andersen LLP v. United States, 544 U.S. 696April 27, 2005May 31, 2005
52 Cutter v. Wilkinson, 544 U.S. 709March 21, 2005May 31, 2005
53 Tory v. Cochran, 544 U.S. 734March 22, 2005May 31, 2005
54 Gonzales v. Raich, 545 U.S. 1November 29, 2004June 6, 2005
1*
1
1*2
55 Alaska v. United States, 545 U.S. 75January 10, 2005June 6, 2005
*
*
*
56 Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd., 545 U.S. 119February 28, 2005June 6, 2005
*
**
*
*
57 Johnson v. California, 545 U.S. 162April 18, 2005June 13, 2005
58 Bradshaw v. Stumpf, 545 U.S. 175April 19, 2005June 13, 2005
2
1
2
1
59 Merck KGaA v. Integra Lifesciences I, Ltd., 545 U.S. 193April 20, 2005June 13, 2005
60 Wilkinson v. Austin, 545 U.S. 209March 30, 2005June 13, 2005
61 Miller-El v. Dretke, 545 U.S. 231December 6, 2004June 13, 2005
62 Grable & Sons Metal Prod. v. Darue Engineering, 545 U.S. 308April 18, 2005June 13, 2005
63 San Remo Hotel, L.P. v. City & County of San Francisco, 545 U.S. 323March 28, 2005June 20, 2005
64 Dodd v. United States, 545 U.S. 353March 22, 2005June 20, 2005
1
1*
1*2
1*2
65 Rompilla v. Beard, 545 U.S. 374January 18, 2005June 20, 2005
66 Graham Cty. Soil & Water Consv. Dist. v. United States ex rel. Wilson, 545 U.S. 409April 20, 2005June 20, 2005
*
67 Am. Trucking Ass'ns v. Mich. PSC, 545 U.S. 429April 26, 2005June 20, 2005
1
2
68 Mid-Con Freight Sys. v. Mich. PSC, 545 U.S. 440April 26, 2005June 20, 2005
69 Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469February 22, 2005June 23, 2005
1
1
1
12
70 Gonzalez v. Crosby, 545 U.S. 524April 25, 2005June 23, 2005
71 Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Allapattah Servs., 545 U.S. 546March 1, 2005June 23, 2005
12
2
2
12
72 Orff v. United States, 545 U.S. 596February 23, 2005June 23, 2005
73 Halbert v. Michigan, 545 U.S. 605April 25, 2005June 23, 2005
*
74 Mayle v. Felix, 545 U.S. 644April 19, 2005June 23, 2005
75 Van Orden v. Perry, 545 U.S. 677March 2, 2005June 27, 2005
*
13
2
1
3
2
13
3
76 Town of Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748March 21, 2005June 27, 2005
77 Bell v. Thompson, 545 U.S. 794April 26, 2005June 27, 2005
78 McCreary County v. ACLU, 545 U.S. 844March 2, 2005June 27, 2005
*
79 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd., 545 U.S. 913March 29, 2005June 27, 2005
1
2
2
1
1
2
80 Nat'l Cable & Telecomms. Ass'n v. Brand X Internet Servs., 545 U.S. 967March 29, 2005June 27, 2005
1
*
*
2
# Case name and citation Argued Decided Rehnquist Stevens O'Connor Scalia Kennedy Souter Thomas Ginsburg Breyer

2004 term membership and statistics[edit]

This was the nineteenth and final term of Chief Justice Rehnquist's tenure, as he died on September 3, 2005. It was the eleventh consecutive term in which the Court's membership had not changed.

Justice Appointment history Agreement with judgment Opinions filed
Seniority Name President Date confirmed % # Total
Chief Justice William Rehnquist Richard Nixon[1] January 7, 1972 76.8% 53/69 7 1 0 1 9
Associate Justice John Paul Stevens Gerald Ford December 19, 1975 72.5% 58/80 8 8 1 12 29
Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Ronald Reagan September 25, 1981 86.3% 69/80 8 5 0 6 19
Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Ronald Reagan September 26, 1986 75% 60/80 9 8 1 7 25
Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy Ronald Reagan February 18, 1988 86.3% 69/80 9 5 0 5 19
Associate Justice David Souter George H. W. Bush October 9, 1990 80% 64/80 8 4 0 7 19
Associate Justice Clarence Thomas George H. W. Bush October 23, 1991 73.8% 59/80 8 10 2 13 33
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bill Clinton August 10, 1993 78.8% 63/80 8 6 0 7 21
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer Bill Clinton August 3, 1994 86.3% 69/80 10 11 0 4 25
Totals
75 58 4 62 199


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rehnquist was initially appointed by Nixon to the Court as an Associate Justice. He was subsequently appointed to serve as Chief Justice by President Ronald Reagan and confirmed in that position September 26, 1986.

References[edit]

  • "2004 Term Opinions of the Court". Supreme Court of the United States. Archived from the original on May 16, 2012. Retrieved December 15, 2016.