2005 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Sandra Day O'Connor

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The table below lists all opinions filed by Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor during the 2005 term of the Supreme Court of the United States, which lasted from October 3, 2005 until October 1, 2006. This was the twenty-fifth and final term of O'Connor's tenure on the Court; she retired on January 31, 2006. Sandra Day O'Connor.jpg
Sandra Day O'Connor 2005 term statistics
3
Majority or Plurality
0
Concurrence
0
Other
0
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 3
Bench opinions = 3 Opinions relating to orders = 0 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous decisions: 2 Most joined by: Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas (3) Least joined by: Roberts,[1] Ginsburg, Breyer (2)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
1-01


Schaffer v. Weast 546 U.S. 49 (2005)

Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas
1-02


Lockhart v. United States 546 U.S. 142 (2005)

Unanimous
1-03


Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood 546 U.S. 320 (2005)

Abortion  • parental notification Unanimous
O'Connor's opinion for the Court vacated and remanded the First Circuit's judgment that New Hampshire's parental notification law was unconstitutional, but avoided a substantive ruling on the challenged law or a reconsideration of prior Supreme Court abortion precedent. Instead, the Court only addressed the issue of remedy, holding that invalidating a statute in its entirety "is not always necessary or justified, for lower courts may be able to render narrower declaratory and injunctive relief."

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  1. ^ Roberts did not participate in one of the three cases in which O'Connor filed an opinion.

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