2003 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 2003 term of the Supreme Court of the United States, which lasted from October 6, 2003, until October 3, 2004. This was the tenth term of Breyer’s tenure on the Court. Stephen Breyer, SCOTUS photo portrait.jpg
Stephen Breyer 2003 term statistics
Majority or Plurality
Concurrence/dissent Total = 24
Bench opinions = 22 Opinions relating to orders = 1 In-chambers opinions = 1
Unanimous decisions: 0 Most joined by: Ginsburg (11) Least joined by: Scalia (3)
Case Issue Joined by

McConnell v. Federal Election Commission
540 U.S. 93 (2003)
Campaign finance reform Stevens, O'Connor, Souter, Ginsburg

Castro v. United States
540 U.S. 375 (2003)
Rehnquist, Stevens, O'Connor, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg; Scalia, Thomas (in part)

Illinois v. Lidster
540 U.S. 419 (2004)
Rehnquist, O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas; Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg (in part)

Doe v. Chao
540 U.S. 614 (2004)
Privacy Act of 1974
Breyer filed one of two dissents.

Torres v. Mullin
540 U.S. 1035 (2003)
Vienna Convention on Consular Relations
Breyer dissented from the Court's denial of certiorari.

Baldwin v. United States
541 U.S. 27 (2004)
Rehnquist, O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg
Stevens filed a dissent.

United States v. Flores-Montano
541 U.S. 149 (2004)

United States v. Lara
541 U.S. 193 (2004)
Rehnquist, Stevens, O'Connor, Ginsburg
Souter filed a dissent.

Vieth v. Jubelirer
541 U.S. 267 (2004)
Breyer filed one of three opinions.

Yarborough v. Alvarado
541 U.S. 652 (2004)
Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg

Republic of Austria v. Altmann
541 U.S. 677 (2004)
Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Souter

Central Laborers' Pension Fund v. Heinz
541 U.S. 739 (2004)
Rehnquist, O'Connor, Ginsburg

City of Littleton v. Z. J. Gifts D-4, L.L.C.
541 U.S. 774 (2004)
Rehnquist, O'Connor, Thomas, Ginsburg; Stevens, Kennedy, Souter (in part)

F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd v. Empagran S. A.
542 U.S. 155 (2004)
Rehnquist, Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg

Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial District Court of Nevada
542 U.S. 177 (2004)
Fourth Amendment Souter, Ginsburg
Breyer filed one of two dissents.

Pliler v. Ford
542 U.S. 225 (2004)
Breyer filed one of two dissents.

Intel Corp. v. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
542 U.S. 241 (2004)
Discovery aid by U.S. district courts to foreign tribunals
Breyer was the sole dissenter.

Blakely v. Washington
542 U.S. 296 (2004)
Right to jury trial O'Connor
Breyer filed one of three dissents.

Schriro v. Summerlin
542 U.S. 348 (2004)
Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg

Missouri v. Seibert
542 U.S. 600 (2004)

United States v. Patane
542 U.S. 630 (2004)
Breyer filed one of two dissents.

Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union
542 U.S. 656 (2004)
Rehnquist, O'Connor

Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain
542 U.S. 692 (2004)

Associated Press v. District Court for Fifth Judicial Dist. of Colo.
542 U.S. 1301 (2004)
Breyer denied the application for a stay.