2003 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 2003 term of the Supreme Court of the United States, which lasted from October 6, 2003 until October 3, 2004. This was the twenty-ninth term of Stevens' tenure on the Court. John Paul Stevens, SCOTUS photo portrait.jpg
John Paul Stevens 2003 term statistics
8
Majority or Plurality
10
Concurrence
2
Other
12
Dissent
1
Concurrence/dissent Total = 33
Bench opinions = 29 Opinions relating to orders = 4 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous decisions: 1 Most joined by: Souter (18) Least joined by: Rehnquist (1)
Case Issue Joined by


Virginia v. Maryland
540 U.S. 56 (2003)
Kennedy


McConnell v. Federal Election Commission
540 U.S. 93 (2003)
Campaign finance reform O'Connor, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
Stevens co-authored one of three partial opinions for the Court.


McConnell v. Federal Election Commission
540 U.S. 93 (2003)
Campaign finance reform Ginsburg, Breyer
Stevens filed one of two dissents.


Verizon Comm., Inc. v. Law Offices of Curtis V. Trinko, LLP
540 U.S. 398 (2004)
Souter, Thomas


Illinois v. Lidster
540 U.S. 419 (2004)
Souter, Ginsburg


Lamie v. United States Trustee
540 U.S. 526 (2004)
Souter, Breyer


Illinois v. Fisher
540 U.S. 544 (2004)


Groh v. Ramirez
540 U.S. 551 (2004)
O'Connor, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer


Torres v. Mullin
540 U.S. 1035 (2004)
Vienna Convention on Consular Relations
Stevens filed an opinion respecting the Court's denial of certiorari.


Zimmerman v. Johnson
540 U.S. 1087 (2004)
Death penalty Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
Stevens dissented from the Court's denial of a stay of execution, and vacation of a temporary stay entered by Scalia.


Baldwin v. Reese
541 U.S. 27 (2004)
Stevens was the sole dissenter from Breyer's 8-1 opinion.


Nixon v. Missouri Municipal League
541 U.S. 125 (2004)


BedRoc Ltd., LLC v. United States
541 U.S. 176 (2004)
Souter, Ginsburg


United States v. Lara
541 U.S. 193 (2004)


Vieth v. Jubelirer
541 U.S. 267 (2004)


Jones v. R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co.
541 U.S. 369 (2004)
Unanimous


Dretke v. Haley
541 U.S. 386 (2004)
Kennedy, Souter


Till v. SCS Credit Corp.
541 U.S. 465 (2004)
Bankruptcy Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
Thomas concurred in Stevens' plurality opinion; Scalia filed a dissent.


Tennessee v. Lane
541 U.S. 509 (2004)
Americans with Disabilities Act; state sovereign immunity O'Connor, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer


Thornton v. United States
541 U.S. 615 (2004)
Souter


Republic of Austria v. Altmann
541 U.S. 677 (2004)
Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act O'Connor, Scalia, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer


City of Littleton v. Z. J. Gifts D-4, L.L.C.
541 U.S. 774 (2004)


Bunting v. Mellen
541 U.S. 1019 (2004)
Ginsburg, Breyer
Stevens filed an opinion respecting the Court's denial of certiorari.


Elk Grove Unified Sch. Dist. v. Newdow
542 U.S. 1 (2004)
Standing Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer


Hibbs v. Winn
542 U.S. 88 (2004)


Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial District Court of Nevada
542 U.S. 177 (2004)
Rights of the accused


Pliler v. Ford
542 U.S. 225 (2004)
Souter


Cheney v. United States District Court
542 U.S. 367 (2004)


Beard v. Banks
542 U.S. 406 (2004)
Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer


Rumsfeld v. Padilla
542 U.S. 426 (2004)
Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer


Rasul v. Bush
542 U.S. 466 (2004)
O'Connor, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer


Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union
542 U.S. 656 (2004)
Ginsburg


Cox v. Larios
542 U.S. 947 (2004)
Electoral redistricting Breyer
Stevens concurred with the Court's summary affirmance.

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