First Opinion Stats

As we wait for the first opinion of the term, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the first signed opinion released in recent years. Who will write it this year? When will it be released? Hard to say, but here are the numbers!

Term Author Date
OT99 Breyer November 30
OT00 Scalia November 7
OT01 O’Connor November 13
OT02 Rehnquist
O’Connor
November 5
OT03 Scalia November 12
OT04 Rehnquist
O’Connor
November 9
OT05 Stevens
Breyer
November 8
OT06 Kennedy November 13
OT07 Roberts December 4
OT08 Roberts November 12
OT09 Roberts
Ginsburg
Breyer
Sotomayor
December 8


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