2005 term United States Supreme Court opinions of Sandra Day O'Connor

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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 twenty-fifth and final term of Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's tenure on the Court; O'Connor retired on January 31, 2006. Sandra Day O'Connor.jpg
Sandra Day O'Connor 2005 term statistics
3
Majority or Plurality
0
Concurrence
0
Other
0
Dissent
0
Concurrence/dissent Total = 3
Bench opinions = 3 Opinions relating to orders = 0 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous opinions: 2 Most joined by: Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas (3) Least joined by: Roberts,[1] Ginsburg, Breyer (2)
Type Case Citation Issues Joined by Other opinions
1-01



Schaffer v. Weast 546 U.S. 49 (2005)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act  • individualized education program challenges  • burden of proof Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas
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Stevens
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Ginsburg
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Breyer
1-02



Lockhart v. United States 546 U.S. 142 (2005)

Debt Collection Act of 1982  • Social Security  • student loan debt Unanimous
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Scalia
1-03



Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood 546 U.S. 320 (2005)

abortion  • parental notification  • facial challenge Unanimous
O'Connor's opinion for the Court vacated and remanded the First Circuit's judgment that New Hampshire's parental notification law was unconstitutional, but avoided a substantive ruling on the challenged law or a reconsideration of prior Supreme Court abortion precedent. Instead, the Court only addressed the issue of remedy, holding that invalidating a statute in its entirety "is not always necessary or justified, for lower courts may be able to render narrower declaratory and injunctive relief."

Notes

  1. ^ Roberts did not participate in one of the three cases in which O'Connor filed an opinion.

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