2004 term United States Supreme Court opinions of John Paul Stevens

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The table below lists all opinions filed by Associate Justice John Paul Stevens during the 2004 term of the Supreme Court of the United States, which lasted from October 4, 2004 until October 3, 2005. This was the thirtieth term of Stevens' tenure on the Court. John Paul Stevens, SCOTUS photo portrait.jpg
John Paul Stevens 2004 term statistics
8
Majority or Plurality
9
Concurrence
2
Other
12
Dissent
1
Concurrence/dissent Total = 32
Bench opinions = 29 Opinions relating to orders = 2 In-chambers opinions = 1
Unanimous decisions: 0 Most joined by: Ginsburg (16) Least joined by: Rehnquist, Thomas (2)
Case Issue Joined by


Koons Buick Pontiac GMC, Inc. v. Nigh
543 U.S. 50 (2004)
Breyer


Kansas v. Colorado
543 U.S. 86 (2004)


Brosseau v. Haugen
543 U.S. 194 (2004)
Stevens dissented from the Court's per curiam decision that ruled that a police officer who shot a suspect fleeing in an automobile was entitled to qualified immunity. Stevens argued that the officer's conduct was objectively unreasonable because deadly force should not have been used to prevent the suspect's escape. He also believed that the immunity issue should have been decided by a jury, and that the Court should have held full briefing and argument on the case.


United States v. Booker
543 U.S. 220 (2005)
Right to a jury trial: determination of federal sentencing factors by judge Scalia, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg
Stevens filed one of two opinions for the Court, each resolving different parts of the case; the other was filed by Breyer.


United States v. Booker
543 U.S. 220 (2005)
Right to a jury trial: determination of federal sentencing factors by judge Souter; Scalia (in part)
Stevens filed one of three dissents from Breyer's opinion for the Court in part.


Illinois v. Caballes
543 U.S. 405 (2005)
O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Breyer
Souter and Ginsburg filed dissents.


Johnson v. California
543 U.S. 499 (2005)


Roper v. Simmons
543 U.S. 551 (2005)
Death penalty: execution of minors Ginsburg


Spencer v. Pugh
543 U.S. 1301 (2004)
Voter intimidation
Stevens denied a stay.


Kunkle v. Texas
543 U.S. 1309 (2004)
Stevens concurred in the Court's denial of certiorari.


Tenet v. Doe
544 U.S. 1 (2005)
Ginsburg


Muehler v. Mena
544 U.S. 93 (2005)
Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer


City of Rancho Palos Verdes v. Abrams
544 U.S. 113 (2005)


City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation
544 U.S. 197 (2005)
Stevens was the lone dissenter from Ginsburg's 8-1 decision.


Smith v. City of Jackson
544 U.S. 228 (2005)
Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer; Scalia (in part)


Rhines v. Weber
544 U.S. 269 (2005)
Ginsburg, Breyer


Pace v. DiGuglielmo
544 U.S. 408 (2005)
Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer


Bates v. Dow Agrosciences, L.L.C.
544 U.S. 431 (2005)
Rehnquist, O'Connor, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer


Granholm v. Heald
544 U.S. 460 (2005)
O'Connor
Stevens filed one of two dissents from Kennedy's 5-4 decision.


Clingman v. Beaver
544 U.S. 581 (2005)
Ginsburg; Souter (in part)


Evans v. Stephens
544 U.S. 942 (2005)
Stevens wrote an opinion respecting the Court's denial of certiorari to emphasize that the decision not to review the lower court's decision was not a judgment on the merits.


Gonzales v. Raich
545 U.S. 1 (2005)
Commerce Clause: prohibition of state-sanctioned intrastate production of medical marijuana Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
O'Connor and Thomas filed dissents.


Johnson v. California
545 U.S. 162 (2005)
Rehnquist, O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
Thomas filed a dissent.


San Remo Hotel, L.P. v. City & County of San Francisco
545 U.S. 323 (2005)
Scalia, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer


Dodd v. United States
545 U.S. 353 (2005)
Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer (in part)
Stevens filed one of two dissents from O'Connor's 5-4 decision.


Graham Cty. Soil & Water Consv. Dist. v. United States ex rel. Wilson
545 U.S. 409 (2005)


Kelo v. City of New London
545 U.S. 469 (2005)
Eminent domain Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
O'Connor and Thomas filed dissents.


Gonzales v. Crosby
545 U.S. 524 (2005)
Souter
Stevens dissented from Scalia's 7-2 decision.


Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Allapattah Servs.
545 U.S. 546 (2005)
Breyer
Stevens filed one of two dissents from Kennedy's 5-4 decision.


Van Orden v. Perry
545 U.S. 677 (2005)
Establishment Clause Ginsburg
Stevens filed one of three dissents from Rehnquist's plurality decision.


Castle Rock v. Gonzales
545 U.S. 748 (2005)
Due process right to enforce restraining order Ginsburg


Nat'l Cable & Telecomms. Ass'n v. Brand X Internet Servs.
545 U.S. 967 (2005)
Telecommunications

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