Cases by Issue - Death Penalty

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Case Docket No. Argued Decided Majority Author Vote
Arave, Warden v. Creech 91-1160 11/10/1992 03/30/1993 Sandra Day O'Connor 7-2
Atkins v. Virginia 00-8452 02/20/2002 06/20/2002 John Paul Stevens 6-3
Baldwin v. Alabama 84-5743 03/27/1985 06/17/1985 Harry A. Blackmun 6-3
Barclay v. Florida 81-6908 03/30/1983 07/06/1983 William H. Rehnquist 6-3
Barefoot v. Estelle 82-6080 04/26/1983 07/06/1983 Byron R. White 6-3
Beck v. Alabama 78-6621 02/20/1980 06/20/1980 John Paul Stevens 7-2
Bell v. Ohio 76-6513 01/17/1978 07/03/1978 Warren E. Burger 7-1
Blystone v. Pennsylvania 88-6222 10/10/1989 02/28/1990 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Booth v. Maryland 86-5020 03/24/1987 06/15/1987 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 5-4
Boyde v. California 88-6613 11/28/1989 03/05/1990 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Brown v. Payton 03-1039 11/10/2004 03/22/2005 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-3
Brown v. Sanders 04-980 10/11/2005 01/11/2006 Antonin Scalia 5-4
Buchanan v. Angelone 96-8400 11/03/1997 01/21/1998 William H. Rehnquist 6-3
Cabana v. Bullock 84-1236 11/05/1985 01/22/1986 Byron R. White 5-4
Caldwell v. Mississippi 83-6607 02/25/1985 06/11/1985 Thurgood Marshall 5-3
California v. Ramos 81-1893 02/22/1983 07/06/1983 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Caritativo v. California 561 05/21/1958 06/30/1958 6-3
Clemons v. Mississippi 88-6873 11/28/1989 03/28/1990 Byron R. White 5-4
Coker v. Georgia 75-5444 03/28/1977 06/29/1977 Byron R. White 7-2
Darden v. Florida 76-5382 03/28/1977 04/19/1977 7-2
Darden v. Wainwright 85-5319 01/13/1986 06/23/1986 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 5-4
Darden v. Wainwright 85-5319 09/03/1985
Eddings v. Oklahoma 80-5727 11/02/1981 01/19/1982 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 5-4
Enmund v. Florida 81-5321 03/23/1982 07/02/1982 Byron R. White 5-4
Ford v. Wainwright 85-5542 04/22/1986 06/26/1986 Thurgood Marshall 5-4
Franklin v. Lynaugh 87-5546 03/01/1988 06/22/1988 Byron R. White 6-3
Furman v. Georgia 69-5003 01/17/1972 06/29/1972 5-4
Gardner v. Florida 74-6593 11/30/1976 03/22/1977 John Paul Stevens 8-1
Gardner v. Florida 74-6593 11/30/1976 03/22/1977 7-2
Godfrey v. Georgia 78-6899 02/20/1980 05/19/1980 Potter Stewart 6-3
Gomez v. United States District Court for the Northern District of... A-767 04/21/1992 7-2
Gregg v. Georgia 74-6257 03/31/1976 07/02/1976 Potter Stewart 7-2
Harris v. Alabama 93-7659 12/05/1994 02/22/1995 Sandra Day O'Connor 8-1
Hitchcock v. Dugger 85-6756 10/15/1986 04/22/1987 Antonin Scalia 9
Hopkins, Warden v. Reeves 96-1693 02/23/1998 06/08/1998 Clarence Thomas 8-1
Hopper v. Evans 80-1714 03/24/1982 05/24/1982 Warren E. Burger 7-2
Hunter v. Tennessee 5085 06/28/1971 8-1
Johnson v. Mississippi 87-5468 04/25/1988 06/13/1988 John Paul Stevens 9
Johnson v. Texas 92-5653 04/26/1993 06/24/1993 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-4
Johnson v. United States 5247 03/24/1971 04/05/1971 6-2
Jones v. United States 97-9361 02/22/1999 06/21/1999 Clarence Thomas 5-4
Jurek v. Texas 75-5394 03/30/1976 07/02/1976 John Paul Stevens 7-2
Kansas v. Marsh 04-1170 12/07/2005 06/26/2006 Clarence Thomas 5-4
Lankford v. Idaho 88-7247 02/19/1991 05/20/1991 John Paul Stevens 5-4
Lewis v. Jeffers 89-189 02/21/1990 06/27/1990 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Lockett v. Ohio 76-6997 01/17/1978 07/03/1978 Warren E. Burger 7-1
Lowenfield v. Phelps 86-6867 10/14/1987 01/13/1988 William H. Rehnquist 5-3
Maynard v. Cartwright 87-519 04/19/1988 06/06/1988 Byron R. White 9
McCleskey v. Kemp 84-6811 10/15/1986 04/22/1987 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 5-4
McKoy v. North Carolina 88-5909 10/10/1989 03/05/1990 Thurgood Marshall 6-3