Cases by Issue - Death Penalty

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Case Docket No. Argued Decided Majority Author Votesort icon
Tuggle v. Netherland 95-6016 10/30/1995 9
Hitchcock v. Dugger 85-6756 10/15/1986 04/22/1987 Antonin Scalia 9
Skipper v. South Carolina 84-6859 02/24/1986 04/29/1986 Byron R. White 9
Maynard v. Cartwright 87-519 04/19/1988 06/06/1988 Byron R. White 9
Johnson v. Mississippi 87-5468 04/25/1988 06/13/1988 John Paul Stevens 9
Gardner v. Florida 74-6593 11/30/1976 03/22/1977 John Paul Stevens 8-1
Hunter v. Tennessee 5085 06/28/1971 8-1
Richmond v. Lewis, Director, Arizona Department Of Corrections 91-7094 10/13/1992 12/01/1992 Sandra Day O'Connor 8-1
Hopkins, Warden v. Reeves 96-1693 02/23/1998 06/08/1998 Clarence Thomas 8-1
Tuilaepa v. California 93-5131 03/22/1994 06/30/1994 Anthony M. Kennedy 8-1
Harris v. Alabama 93-7659 12/05/1994 02/22/1995 Sandra Day O'Connor 8-1
Oregon v. Guzek 04-928 12/07/2005 02/22/2006 Stephen G. Breyer 8
Beck v. Alabama 78-6621 02/20/1980 06/20/1980 John Paul Stevens 7-2
Gardner v. Florida 74-6593 11/30/1976 03/22/1977 7-2
Darden v. Florida 76-5382 03/28/1977 04/19/1977 7-2
Coker v. Georgia 75-5444 03/28/1977 06/29/1977 Byron R. White 7-2
Lockett v. Ohio 76-6997 01/17/1978 07/03/1978 Warren E. Burger 7-1
Bell v. Ohio 76-6513 01/17/1978 07/03/1978 Warren E. Burger 7-1
Gregg v. Georgia 74-6257 03/31/1976 07/02/1976 Potter Stewart 7-2
Proffitt v. Florida 75-5706 03/31/1976 07/02/1976 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 7-2
Jurek v. Texas 75-5394 03/30/1976 07/02/1976 John Paul Stevens 7-2
Arave, Warden v. Creech 91-1160 11/10/1992 03/30/1993 Sandra Day O'Connor 7-2
Gomez v. United States District Court for the Northern District of... A-767 04/21/1992 7-2
Zant v. Stephens 81-89 05/03/1983 06/22/1983 John Paul Stevens 7-2
Hopper v. Evans 80-1714 03/24/1982 05/24/1982 Warren E. Burger 7-2
Pulley v. Harris 82-1095 11/07/1983 01/23/1984 Byron R. White 7-2
Turner v. Murray 84-6646 12/12/1985 04/30/1986 Byron R. White 7-2
Smith v. Texas 04-5323 11/15/2004 7-2
Ring v. Arizona 01-488 04/22/2002 06/24/2002 Ruth Bader Ginsburg 7-2
Godfrey v. Georgia 78-6899 02/20/1980 05/19/1980 Potter Stewart 6-3
Johnson v. United States 5247 03/24/1971 04/05/1971 6-2
Buchanan v. Angelone 96-8400 11/03/1997 01/21/1998 William H. Rehnquist 6-3
Payne v. Tennessee 90-5721 04/24/1991 06/27/1991 William H. Rehnquist 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
Sumner v. Shuman 86-246 04/20/1987 06/22/1987 Harry A. Blackmun 6-3
Zant v. Stephens 81-89 02/24/1982 05/03/1982 6-3
Spaziano v. Florida 83-5596 04/17/1984 07/02/1984 Harry A. Blackmun 6-3
McKoy v. North Carolina 88-5909 10/10/1989 03/05/1990 Thurgood Marshall 6-3
Franklin v. Lynaugh 87-5546 03/01/1988 06/22/1988 Byron R. White 6-3
Caritativo v. California 561 05/21/1958 06/30/1958 6-3
United States v. Jackson 85 12/07/1967 04/08/1968 Potter Stewart 6-2
Atkins v. Virginia 00-8452 02/20/2002 06/20/2002 John Paul Stevens 6-3
Penry v. Johnson 00-6677 03/27/2001 06/04/2001 Sandra Day O'Connor 6-3
Roberts v. Louisiana 76-5206 03/28/1977 06/06/1977 5-4
Roberts v. Louisiana 75-5844 03/30/1976 07/02/1976 John Paul Stevens 5-4
Woodson v. North Carolina 75-5491 03/31/1976 07/02/1976 Potter Stewart 5-4
Johnson v. Texas 92-5653 04/26/1993 06/24/1993 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-4
Sochor v. Florida 91-5843 03/02/1992 06/08/1992 David H. Souter 5-4