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The table below lists all opinions filed by
Associate Justice Stephen Breyer during the 2005 term of the Supreme Court of the United States, which lasted from October 3, 2005 until October 1, 2006. This was the twelfth term of Breyer’s tenure on the Court.
Stephen Breyer 2005 term statistics
Majority or Plurality
Bench opinions = 24
Opinions relating to orders = 1
In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous decisions: 2
Most joined by: Souter (14)
Least joined by: O'Connor (2) 
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act • individualized education program challenges • burden of proof
Roberts, O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg
Roberts, Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg
Allen v. Ornoski
546 U.S. 1136 (2006)
Breyer dissented from the Court's denial of a stay of execution, and denial of certiorari to a death row inmate who "is 76 years old, blind, suffers from diabetes, is confined to a wheelchair, and has been on death row for 23 years." Breyer believed "that in the circumstances he raises a significant question as to whether his execution would constitute cruel and unusual punishment."
Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg
Kennedy, Souter, Alito
Roberts, Stevens, Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg
Breyer filed a dissent from the Court's per curiam dismissal of certiorari as improvidently granted.
Roberts; Alito (in part)
Stevens, Souter; Ginsburg (in part)
Roberts, Kennedy, Souter
Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg
^ O'Connor retired midterm; of the justices that participated in the entire term, Scalia and Thomas each only joined four of Breyer's opinions.
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