Cases by Issue - Death Penalty

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Case Docket No.sort icon Argued Decided Majority Author Vote
Penry v. Johnson 00-6677 03/27/2001 06/04/2001 Sandra Day O'Connor 6-3
Atkins v. Virginia 00-8452 02/20/2002 06/20/2002 John Paul Stevens 6-3
Ring v. Arizona 01-488 04/22/2002 06/24/2002 Ruth Bader Ginsburg 7-2
Brown v. Payton 03-1039 11/10/2004 03/22/2005 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-3
Roper v. Simmons 03-633 10/13/2004 03/01/2005 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-4
Kansas v. Marsh 04-1170 12/07/2005 06/26/2006 Clarence Thomas 5-4
Smith v. Texas 04-5323 11/15/2004 7-2
Oregon v. Guzek 04-928 12/07/2005 02/22/2006 Stephen G. Breyer 8
Brown v. Sanders 04-980 10/11/2005 01/11/2006 Antonin Scalia 5-4
Hunter v. Tennessee 5085 06/28/1971 8-1
Johnson v. United States 5247 03/24/1971 04/05/1971 6-2
Caritativo v. California 561 05/21/1958 06/30/1958 6-3
Furman v. Georgia 69-5003 01/17/1972 06/29/1972 5-4
Gregg v. Georgia 74-6257 03/31/1976 07/02/1976 Potter Stewart 7-2
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
Jurek v. Texas 75-5394 03/30/1976 07/02/1976 John Paul Stevens 7-2
Coker v. Georgia 75-5444 03/28/1977 06/29/1977 Byron R. White 7-2
Woodson v. North Carolina 75-5491 03/31/1976 07/02/1976 Potter Stewart 5-4
Proffitt v. Florida 75-5706 03/31/1976 07/02/1976 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 7-2
Roberts v. Louisiana 75-5844 03/30/1976 07/02/1976 John Paul Stevens 5-4
Roberts v. Louisiana 76-5206 03/28/1977 06/06/1977 5-4
Darden v. Florida 76-5382 03/28/1977 04/19/1977 7-2
Bell v. Ohio 76-6513 01/17/1978 07/03/1978 Warren E. Burger 7-1
Lockett v. Ohio 76-6997 01/17/1978 07/03/1978 Warren E. Burger 7-1
Beck v. Alabama 78-6621 02/20/1980 06/20/1980 John Paul Stevens 7-2
Godfrey v. Georgia 78-6899 02/20/1980 05/19/1980 Potter Stewart 6-3
Hopper v. Evans 80-1714 03/24/1982 05/24/1982 Warren E. Burger 7-2
Eddings v. Oklahoma 80-5727 11/02/1981 01/19/1982 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 5-4
California v. Ramos 81-1893 02/22/1983 07/06/1983 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Enmund v. Florida 81-5321 03/23/1982 07/02/1982 Byron R. White 5-4
Barclay v. Florida 81-6908 03/30/1983 07/06/1983 William H. Rehnquist 6-3
Zant v. Stephens 81-89 05/03/1983 06/22/1983 John Paul Stevens 7-2
Zant v. Stephens 81-89 02/24/1982 05/03/1982 6-3
Pulley v. Harris 82-1095 11/07/1983 01/23/1984 Byron R. White 7-2
Barefoot v. Estelle 82-6080 04/26/1983 07/06/1983 Byron R. White 6-3
Spaziano v. Florida 83-5596 04/17/1984 07/02/1984 Harry A. Blackmun 6-3
Caldwell v. Mississippi 83-6607 02/25/1985 06/11/1985 Thurgood Marshall 5-3
Cabana v. Bullock 84-1236 11/05/1985 01/22/1986 Byron R. White 5-4
Baldwin v. Alabama 84-5743 03/27/1985 06/17/1985 Harry A. Blackmun 6-3
Tison v. Arizona 84-6075 11/03/1986 04/21/1987 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Turner v. Murray 84-6646 12/12/1985 04/30/1986 Byron R. White 7-2
McCleskey v. Kemp 84-6811 10/15/1986 04/22/1987 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 5-4
Skipper v. South Carolina 84-6859 02/24/1986 04/29/1986 Byron R. White 9
United States v. Jackson 85 12/07/1967 04/08/1968 Potter Stewart 6-2
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
Ford v. Wainwright 85-5542 04/22/1986 06/26/1986 Thurgood Marshall 5-4
Hitchcock v. Dugger 85-6756 10/15/1986 04/22/1987 Antonin Scalia 9
Sumner v. Shuman 86-246 04/20/1987 06/22/1987 Harry A. Blackmun 6-3