Supreme Court round-up, 2010-2011

The Supreme Court's 2010-2011 term favored big business over the interests of consumers and employees and continued to lean toward an expansive view of the First Amendment. A look at key cases, which justices agreed most — or least — frequently, and who was most likely to be in the High Court's majority.

  • Justice agreement
  • Key cases
  • Majority/minority votes

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Majority

    Dissent



      Justice

      Percent of cases voted with the: majority minority

      • 6

        Anthony Kennedy

        94%

      • 9

        John Roberts

        91%

      • 12

        Clarence Thomas

        88%

      • 14

        Samuel Alito

        86%

      • 14

        Antonin Scalia

        86%

      • 19

        Elena Kagan

        81%

      • 19

        Sonia Sotomayor

        81%

      • 21

        Stephen Breyer

        79%

      • 26

        Ruth Bader Ginsburg

        74%


      Sources: Staff reports, SCOTUSblog. Graphic: Wilson Andrews, Robert Barnes, Heather Billings and Karen Yourish - The Washington Post. Published June 28, 2011.

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