2003 term United States Supreme Court opinions of William Rehnquist

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The 2003 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 6, 2003 and concluded October 3, 2004. This was the thirty-second term of Chief Justice William Rehnquist's tenure on the Court and the eighteenth term as Chief Justice. William Rehnquist.jpg
William Rehnquist 2003 term statistics
9
Majority or Plurality
2
Concurrence
1
Other
4
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 16
Bench opinions = 14 Opinions relating to orders = 1 In-chambers opinions = 1
Unanimous opinions: 2 Most joined by: O'Connor (11) Least joined by: Stevens (5)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
1-01



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

O'Connor, Scalia, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Stevens
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1-02



McConnell v. Federal Election Commission 540 U.S. 93 (2003)

campaign finance reform O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter; Stevens, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer (in part)
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Stevens and O'Connor
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Breyer
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Scalia
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Kennedy
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Thomas
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Stevens
Rehnquist filed one of three opinions for the Court.
4-03



McConnell v. Federal Election Commission 540 U.S. 93 (2003)

campaign finance reform Scalia, Kennedy
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Stevens and O'Connor
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Breyer
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Scalia
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Kennedy
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Thomas
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Stevens
1-04



Maryland v. Pringle 540 U.S. 366 (2003)

Unanimous
1-05



Locke v. Davey 540 U.S. 712 (2004)

Establishment Clause  • public funding Stevens, O'Connor, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Scalia
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Thomas
The Court upheld a state scholarship program that excluded only theology students from consideration.
2-06



Crawford v. Washington 541 U.S. 36 (2004)

Confrontation Clause  • hearsay O'Connor
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Scalia
1-07



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

Unanimous
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Breyer
1-08



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

O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy
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Thomas
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Stevens
1-09



Tennessee Student Assistance Corp. v. Hood 541 U.S. 440 (2004)

Bankruptcy  • state sovereignty Stevens, O'Connor, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Souter
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Thomas
4-10



Tennessee v. Lane 541 U.S. 509 (2004)

State sovereignty  • Americans with Disabilities Act Kennedy, Thomas
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Stevens
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Souter
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Ginsburg
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Scalia
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Thomas
1-11



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

Kennedy, Thomas, Breyer; O'Connor (in part)
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O'Connor
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Scalia
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Stevens
4-12



Colorado General Assembly v. Salazar 541 U.S. 1093 (2004)

electoral redistricting Scalia, Thomas
Rehnquist dissented from the Court's denial of certiorari, arguing that the Court should review the Colorado Supreme Court's interpretation of the Federal Elections Clause in the U.S. Constitution that it was up to each state to decide for itself what "Legislature" meant in the context of what branch of government was empowered to redraw legislative districts.
2-13



Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow 542 U.S. 1 (2004)

Article III standing  • Establishment Clause O'Connor; Thomas (in part)
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Stevens
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O'Connor
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Thomas
4-14



Tennard v. Dretke 542 U.S. 274 (2004)

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O'Connor
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Scalia
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Thomas
1-15



Rumsfeld v. Padilla 542 U.S. 426 (2004)

O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas
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Kennedy
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Stevens
5-16



Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. v. Federal Election Commission 542 U.S. 1305 (2004)

campaign finance reform
Rehnquist denied a request for an injunction pending appeal.

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