2005 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Stephen Breyer

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The table below lists all opinions filed by Associate Justice Stephen Breyer 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 twelfth term of Breyer’s tenure on the Court. Stephen Breyer, SCOTUS photo portrait.jpg
Stephen Breyer 2005 term statistics
7
Majority or Plurality
4
Concurrence
0
Other
11
Dissent
3
Concurrence/dissent Total = 25
Bench opinions = 24 Opinions relating to orders = 1 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous decisions: 2 Most joined by: Souter (14) Least joined by: O'Connor (2)[1]
Case Issue Joined by


United States v. Olson
546 U.S. 43 (2005)
Unanimous


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


Evans v. Chavis
546 U.S. 189 (2006)
Roberts, O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg


Brown v. Sanders
546 U.S. 212 (2006)
Ginsburg


Rice v. Collins
546 U.S. 333 (2006)
Souter


Oregon v. Guzek
546 U.S. 517 (2006)
Roberts, Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg


Allen v. Ornoski
546 U.S. 1136 (2006)
Death penalty
Breyer dissented from the Court's denial of a stay of execution, and denial of certiorari to a death row inmate who "is 76 years old, blind, suffers from diabetes, is confined to a wheelchair, and has been on death row for 23 years." Breyer believed "that in the circumstances he raises a significant question as to whether his execution would constitute cruel and unusual punishment."


Scheidler v. National Organization for Women, Inc.
547 U.S. 9 (2006)
Unanimous


Georgia v. Randolph
547 U.S. 103 (2006)


Garcetti v. Ceballos
547 U.S. 410 (2006)


Anza v. Ideal Steel Supply Corp.
547 U.S. 451 (2005)


Hudson v. Michigan
547 U.S. 586 (2006)
Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg


Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Inc. v. McVeigh
547 U.S. 677 (2006)
Kennedy, Souter, Alito


Rapanos v. United States
547 U.S. 715 (2006)


Dixon v. United States
548 U.S. 1 (2006)
Souter


Burlington, N. & S. F. R. Co. v. White
548 U.S. 53 (2006)
Roberts, Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg


Woodford v. Ngo
548 U.S. 81 (2006)


Lab. Corp. of Am. Holdings v. Metabolite Labs.
548 U.S. 124 (2006)
Patent Stevens, Souter
Breyer filed a dissent from the Court's per curiam dismissal of certiorari as improvidently granted.


Randall v. Sorrell
548 U.S. 230 (2006)
Roberts; Alito (in part)


Arlington Central School Dist. Bd. of Ed. v. Murphy
548 U.S. 291 (2006)
Stevens, Souter


Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregon
548 U.S. 331 (2006)
Stevens, Souter; Ginsburg (in part)


League of United Latin American Citizens v. Perry
548 U.S. 399 (2006)
Electoral redistricting


Beard v. Banks
548 U.S. 521 (2006)
Roberts, Kennedy, Souter


Hamdan v. Rumsfeld
548 U.S. 557 (2006)
Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg


Clark v. Arizona
548 U.S. 735 (2006)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ O'Connor retired midterm; of the justices that participated in the entire term, Scalia and Thomas each only joined four of Breyer's opinions.

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