2005 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Anthony Kennedy

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The 2005 term of the Supreme Court of the United States began October 3, 2005 and concluded October 1, 2006. This was the nineteenth term of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy's tenure on the Court. Anthony Kennedy (2009, cropped).jpg
Anthony Kennedy 2005 term statistics
8
Majority or Plurality
8
Concurrence
1
Other
3
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 20
Bench opinions = 18 Opinions relating to orders = 1 In-chambers opinions = 1
Unanimous opinions: 2 Most joined by: Stevens, Souter (10) Least joined by: O'Connor (2)[1]
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
1-01



Gonzales v. Oregon 546 U.S. 243 (2006)

Controlled Substances Act  • state assisted suicide law Stevens, O'Connor, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Scalia
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Thomas
1-02



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

Unanimous
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Breyer
1-03



Dolan v. United States Postal Service 546 U.S. 481 (2006)

USPS immunity from suit Roberts, Stevens, Scalia, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Thomas
Kennedy wrote for the Court in ruling that the immunity that protected the U.S. Postal Service from liability for mishandling of mail did not apply to injuries caused when someone tripped over negligently deposited mail.
2-04



eBay Inc. v. MercExchange, L.L.C. 547 U.S. 388 (2006)

patent law Stevens, Souter, Breyer
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Thomas
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Roberts
1-05



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

Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, Alito
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Stevens
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Souter
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Breyer
1-06



Anza v. Ideal Steel Supply Corp. 547 U.S. 451 (2006)

Roberts, Stevens, Scalia, Souter, Ginsburg, Alito; Thomas (in part)
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Scalia
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Thomas
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Breyer
1-07



House v. Bell 547 U.S. 518 (2006)

Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Roberts
1-08



Hill v. McDonough 547 U.S. 573 (2006)

death penalty Unanimous
Kennedy wrote for the Court in ruling that a death row prisoner's Eighth Amendment challenge to the method of execution was not a habeas corpus petition, but instead stated a claim under 42 U.S.C. §1983 for violation of the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. Accordingly, his claim could not be barred by his previously filed petition for habeas relief.
2-09



Hudson v. Michigan 547 U.S. 586 (2006)

Rights of the accused  • searches and seizures
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Scalia
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Breyer
4-10



Howard Delivery Serv. v. Zurich American Ins. Co. 547 U.S. 651 (2006)

Souter, Alito
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Ginsburg
2-11



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

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Scalia
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Roberts
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Stevens
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Breyer
4-12



Youngblood v. West Virginia 547 U.S. 867 (2006)

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per curiam
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Scalia
2-13



Padilla v. Hanft 547 U.S. 1062 (2006)

Roberts, Stevens
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Ginsburg
Kennedy filed an opinion concurring in the Court's denial of certiorari, to explain his vote.
2-14



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

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Stevens
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Alito
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Breyer
2-15



Washington v. Recuenco 548 U.S. 212 (2006)

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Thomas
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Stevens
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Ginsburg
2-16



Randall v. Sorrell 548 U.S. 230 (2006)

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Breyer
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Thomas
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Alito
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Stevens
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Souter
1-17



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

Electoral redistricting Roberts, Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito (in part)
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2-18



Hamdan v. Rumsfeld 548 U.S. 557 (2006)

Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer (in part)
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Stevens
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Breyer
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Scalia
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Thomas
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Alito
4-19



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

Stevens, Ginsburg
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Souter
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Breyer
5-20



San Diegans for Mt. Soledad Nat. War Memorial v. Paulson 548 U.S. 1301 (2006)

Establishment Clause
Kennedy granted the city's motion for a stay pending appeal of an order to remove a monumental Christian cross from city property.

Notes

  1. ^ O'Connor retired midterm. Of the justices who served the entire term, Thomas joined the fewest of Kennedy's opinions, with four.

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