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[edit] The 2009 term

Here are my workings for an analysis of which judge might be writing the Bilski opinion. It's based on this quick analysis: [1] [2] [3]

[edit] The Oct hearings

  • Long name: South Carolina v. North Carolina
  • Short name: South Carolina v. North Carolina
  • Number: 138, Orig
  • Opinion by: A
  • Long name: Maryland v. Michael Blaine Shatzer, Sr
  • Short name: Maryland v. Shatzer
  • Number: 08–680
  • Opinion by: AS
  • Long name: Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Norman Carpenter
  • Short name: Mohawk Industries, Inc. v. Carpenter
  • Number: 08–678
  • Opinion by: SS
  • Long name: United States v. Robert J. Stevens
  • Short name: United States v. Stevens
  • Number: 08–769
  • Opinion by: R
  • Long name: Curtis Darnell Johnson v. United States
  • Short name: Johnson v. United States
  • Number: 08–6925
  • Opinion by: AS
  • Long name: Taylor James Bloate v. United States
  • Short name: Bloate v. United States
  • Number: 08–728
  • Opinion by: T
  • Long name: Ken L. Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, et al. v. Frank Buono
  • Short name: Salazar v. Buono
  • Number: 08–472
  • Opinion by: K
  • Long name: Reed Elsevier, Inc., et al. v. Irvin Muchnick, et al.
  • Short name: Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick
  • Number: 08–103
  • Opinion by: T
  • Long name: Union Pacific Railroad Company v. Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen General Committee of Adjustment, Central Region
  • Short name: Union Pacific R. Co. v. Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Gen. Comm. of Adjustment, Central Region
  • Number: 08–604
  • Opinion by: G
  • Long name: Jose Padilla v. Kentucky
  • Short name: Padilla v. Kentucky
  • Number: 08–651
  • Opinion by: JS
  • Long name: Keith Smith, Warden v. Frank G. Spisak, Jr
  • Short name: Smith v. Spisak
  • Number: 08–724
  • Opinion by: B
  • Long name: Anita Alvarez, Cook County State’s Attorney v. Chermane Smith, et al.
  • Short name: Alvarez v. Smith
  • Number: 08–351
  • Opinion by: B
  • Long name: Sonny Perdue, Governor of Georgia, et al. v. Kenny A., By His Next Friend Linda Winn, et al
  • Short name: Perdue v. Kenny A.
  • Number: 08–970
  • Opinion by: A

Here's how many opinions were written by each judge:

  • A:2
  • AS:2
  • B:2
  • G:1
  • JS:1
  • K:1
  • R:1
  • SS:1
  • T:2

[edit] The Nov hearings

  • Long name: Jerry N. Jones, et al. v. Harris Associates L.P
  • Short name: Jones v. Harris Associates L. P.
  • Number: 08–586
  • Opinion by: A
  • Long name: Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates, P.A. v. Allstate Insurance Company
  • Short name: Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates, P. A. v. Allstate Ins. Co.
  • Number: 08–1008
  • Opinion by: AS
  • Long name: Jeffrey A. Beard, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, et al. v. Joseph J. Kindler
  • Short name: Beard v. Kindler
  • Number: 08–992
  • Opinion by: R
  • Long name: NRG Power Marketing, LLC, et al. v. Maine Public Utilities Commission, et al
  • Short name: NRG Power Marketing, LLC v. Maine Pub. Util. Comm'n
  • Number: 08–674
  • Opinion by: G
  • Long name: William G. Schwab v. Nadejda Reilly
  • Short name: (no decision yet)
  • Number: 08–538
  • Opinion by: (no decision yet)
  • Long name: Hemi Group, LLC and Kai Gachupin v. City of New York, New York
  • Short name: Hemi Group, LLC v. City of New York
  • Number: 08–969
  • Opinion by: R
  • Long name: Pottawattamie County, Iowa, et al. v. Curtis W. McGhee, Jr., et al
  • Short name: (no decision yet)
  • Number: 08–1065
  • Opinion by: (no decision yet)
  • Long name: Holly Wood v. Richard F. Allen, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections, et al
  • Short name: Wood v. Allen
  • Number: 08–9156
  • Opinion by: SS
  • Long name: Terrance Jamar Graham v. Florida
  • Short name: (no decision yet)
  • Number: 08–7412
  • Opinion by: (no decision yet)
  • Long name: Joe Harris Sullivan v. Florida
  • Short name: (no decision yet)
  • Number: 08–7621
  • Opinion by: (no decision yet)
  • Long name: Bernard L. Bilski and Rand A. Warsaw v. David J. Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, Patent and Trademark Office
  • Short name: (no decision yet)
  • Number: 08–964
  • Opinion by: (no decision yet)
  • Long name: Agron Kucana v. Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General
  • Short name: Kucana v. Holder
  • Number: 08–911
  • Opinion by: G
  • Long name: The Hertz Corporation v. Melinda Friend, et al
  • Short name: Hertz Corp. v. Friend
  • Number: 08–1107
  • Opinion by: B

Here's how many opinions were written by each judge:

  • A:1
  • AS:1
  • B:1
  • G:2
  • R:2
  • SS:1
  • (no decision yet):5

Running total Oct+Nov

  • (no decision yet):5
  • A:3 Alito
  • AS:3 Scalia
  • B:3 Breyer
  • G:3 Ginsburg
  • R:3 Roberts
  • SS:2 Sotomayor
  • T:2 Thomas
  • JS:1 Stevens
  • K:1 Kennedy

[edit] The Dec hearings

  • Long name: Graham County Soil and Water Conservation District, et al. v. United States, ex rel. Karen T. Wilson
  • Short name: Graham County Soil and Water Conservation Dist. v. United States ex rel. Wilson
  • Number: 08–304
  • Opinion by: JS
  • Long name: Merck & Co., Inc., et al. v. Richard Reynolds, et al
  • Short name: Merck & Co. v. Reynolds
  • Number: 08–905
  • Opinion by: B
  • Long name: Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., et al. v. United States; and United States v. Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., et al
  • Short name: Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P. A. v. United States
  • Number: 08–1119 (and 08–1225 was consolidated with this case)
  • Opinion by: SS
  • Long name: United Student Aid Funds, Inc. v. Francisco J. Espinosa
  • Short name: United Student Aid Funds, Inc. v. Espinosa
  • Number: 08–1134
  • Opinion by: T
  • Long name: Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, et al
  • Short name: (no decision yet)
  • Number: 08–1151
  • Opinion by: (no decision yet)
  • Long name: Free Enterprise Fund and Beckstead and Watts, LLP v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, et al
  • Short name: (no decision yet)
  • Number: 08–861
  • Opinion by: (no decision yet)
  • Long name: Florida v. Kevin Dewayne Powell
  • Short name: Florida v. Powell
  • Number: 08–1175
  • Opinion by: G
  • Long name: Conrad M. Black, John A. Boultbee, and Mark S. Kipnis v. United States
  • Short name: (no decision yet)
  • Number: 08–876
  • Opinion by: (no decision yet)
  • Long name: Bruce Weyhrauch v. United States
  • Short name: (no decision yet)
  • Number: 08–1196
  • Opinion by: (no decision yet)
  • Long name: Stolt-Nielsen S.A., et al. v. AnimalFeeds International Corp
  • Short name: Stolt-Nielsen S. A. v. AnimalFeeds Int’l Corp.
  • Number: 08–1198
  • Opinion by: A

(no decision yet):4 A:1 B:1 G:1 JS:1 SS:1 T:1

Running total Oct+Nov+Dec:

  • (no decision yet): 9
  • A: 4 Alito
  • B: 4 Breyer
  • G: 4 Ginsburg
  • AS: 3 Scalia
  • R: 3 Roberts
  • SS: 3 Sotomayor
  • T: 3 Thomas
  • JS: 2 Stevens
  • K: 1 Kennedy