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
101



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
102



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

Unanimous
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Breyer
103



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.
204



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
105



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
106



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
107



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

Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
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Roberts
108



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.
209



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
410



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

Souter, Alito
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Ginsburg
211



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
412



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

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Scalia
213



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.
214



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

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Stevens
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Alito
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Breyer
215



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

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Thomas
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Stevens
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Ginsburg
216



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
117



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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Stevens
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Scalia
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Souter
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Breyer
218



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
419



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

Stevens, Ginsburg
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Souter
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Breyer
520



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.

References

  • 2005 Term Opinions of the Court, Supreme Court of the United States, archived from the original on May 16, 2012, retrieved December 15, 2016.
  • 2005 Term Opinions Relating to Orders, Supreme Court of the United States, archived from the original on May 27, 2010, retrieved December 15, 2016.
  • 2005 Term In-Chambers Opinions, Supreme Court of the United States, archived from the original on May 16, 2012, retrieved December 15, 2016.