2006 term United States Supreme Court opinions of John Paul Stevens

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The table below lists all opinions filed by Associate Justice John Paul Stevens during the 2006 term of the Supreme Court of the United States, which began on October 2, 2006 and concluded September 30, 2007. This was the thirty-second term of Stevens' tenure on the Court. John Paul Stevens, SCOTUS photo portrait.jpg
John Paul Stevens 2006 term statistics
Majority or Plurality
Concurrence/dissent Total = 34
Bench opinions = 31 Opinions relating to orders = 3 In-chambers opinions = 0
Unanimous decisions: 0 Most joined by: Ginsburg (18) Least joined by: Thomas (2)
Case Issue Joined by

Purcell v. Gonzalez
549 U.S. 1 (2006)
Voting rights
Stevens concurred in the Court's per curiam denial of an injunction against an Arizona state law requiring voters to provide proof of citizenship, and vacation of the lower court's decision.

Ayers v. Belmontes
549 U.S. 7 (2006)
Death penalty Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
Stevens dissented from Kennedy's 5-4 decision.

Carey v. Musladin
549 U.S. 70 (2006)

United States v. Resendiz-Ponce
549 U.S. 102 (2007)
Roberts, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito
Scalia was the sole dissenter from Stevens' 8-1 opinion, which held that an indictment for criminal attempt to illegally enter the United States did not need to expressly state the alleged overt act committed in furtherance of the crime.

Gonzales v. Duenas-Alvarez
549 U.S. 183 (2007)

Philip Morris USA v. Williams
549 U.S. 346 (2007)
Due process: jury determination of punitive damages

Marrama v. Citizens Bank of Massachusetts
549 U.S. 365 (2007)
Bankruptcy Kennedy, Souter, Breyer, Ginsburg

Wallace v. Kato
549 U.S. 384 (2007)

Rockwell Int'l Corp. v. United States
549 U.S. 457 (2007)

Massachusetts v. EPA
549 U.S. 497 (2007)
Standing; Clean Air Act Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer
Roberts and Scalia filed dissents.

Caldwell v. Quarterman
549 U.S. 970 (2006)
Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act
Stevens filed a statement respecting the Court's denial of certiorari, in which he explained why he thought the decision was correct.

Joseph v. United States
549 U.S. 1175 (2007)
Stevens filed a statement respecting the Court's denial of certiorari, to clarify that the denial did not constitute an endorsement of an erroneous, though harmless, ruling by the lower court.

Watters v. Wachovia Bank, N. A.
550 U.S. 1 (2007)
Roberts, Scalia

Zuni Public School District No 89 v. Dept. of Education
550 U.S. 81 (2007)

Abdul-Kabir v. Quarterman
550 U.S. 233 (2007)
Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer

Brewer v. Quarterman
550 U.S. 286 (2007)
Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer

Scott v. Harris
550 U.S. 372 (2007)

Microsoft Corp. v. AT&T Corp.
550 U.S. 437 (2007)

Schriro v. Landrigan
550 U.S. 465 (2007)
Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer

Office of Senator Mark Dayton v. Hanson
550 U.S. 511 (2007)
Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Ginsburg, Breyer, Alito

Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly
550 U.S. 544 (2007)
Ginsburg (in part)

Los Angeles County v. Rettele
550 U.S. 609 (2007)

Boumediene v. Bush
550 U.S. 1301 (2007)
Stevens jointly filed with Kennedy a statement regarding the Court's denial of certiorari.

Uttecht v. Brown
551 U.S. 1 (2007)
Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer

Safeco Insurance Co. of America v. Burr
551 U.S. 47 (2007)

Fry v. Pliler
551 U.S. 112 (2007)
Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer

Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations v. City of New York
551 U.S. 193 (2007)

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC v. Billing
551 U.S. 264 (2007)

Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Assn. v. Brentwood Academy
551 U.S. 291 (2007)
Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer; Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Alito (in part)

Tellabs, Inc. v. Makor Issues & Rights, Ltd.
551 U.S. 308 (2007)

Rita v. United States
551 U.S. 338 (2007)
Ginsburg (in part)

Morse v. Frederick
551 U.S. 393 (2007)
Free speech; student rights Souter, Ginsburg

National Assn. of Home Builders v. Defenders of Wildlife
551 U.S. 644 (2007)
Souter, Ginsburg, Breyer

Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle Sch. Dist. No. 1
551 U.S. 701 (2007)