Cases by Issue - Death Penalty

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Case Docket No. Argued Decided Majority Author Votesort icon
Lankford v. Idaho 88-7247 02/19/1991 05/20/1991 John Paul Stevens 5-4
Parker v. Dugger 89-5961 11/07/1990 01/22/1991 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Romano v. Oklahoma 92-9093 03/22/1994 06/13/1994 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Jones v. United States 97-9361 02/22/1999 06/21/1999 Clarence Thomas 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
McCleskey v. Kemp 84-6811 10/15/1986 04/22/1987 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 5-4
Tison v. Arizona 84-6075 11/03/1986 04/21/1987 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Booth v. Maryland 86-5020 03/24/1987 06/15/1987 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 5-4
Enmund v. Florida 81-5321 03/23/1982 07/02/1982 Byron R. White 5-4
Eddings v. Oklahoma 80-5727 11/02/1981 01/19/1982 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 5-4
Darden v. Wainwright 85-5319 01/13/1986 06/23/1986 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 5-4
Cabana v. Bullock 84-1236 11/05/1985 01/22/1986 Byron R. White 5-4
Ford v. Wainwright 85-5542 04/22/1986 06/26/1986 Thurgood Marshall 5-4
Boyde v. California 88-6613 11/28/1989 03/05/1990 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Clemons v. Mississippi 88-6873 11/28/1989 03/28/1990 Byron R. White 5-4
Lewis v. Jeffers 89-189 02/21/1990 06/27/1990 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Walton v. Arizona 88-7351 01/17/1990 06/27/1990 Byron R. White 5-4
Blystone v. Pennsylvania 88-6222 10/10/1989 02/28/1990 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Mills v. Maryland 87-5367 03/30/1988 06/06/1988 Harry A. Blackmun 5-4
Thompson v. Oklahoma 86-6169 11/09/1987 06/29/1988 John Paul Stevens 5-3
Lowenfield v. Phelps 86-6867 10/14/1987 01/13/1988 William H. Rehnquist 5-3
South Carolina v. Gathers 88-305 03/28/1989 06/12/1989 William J. Brennan, Jr. 5-4
Penry v. Lynaugh 87-6177 01/11/1989 06/26/1989 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
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
Brown v. Sanders 04-980 10/11/2005 01/11/2006 Antonin Scalia 5-4
Stanford v. Kentucky 87-5765 03/27/1989 06/26/1989 Antonin Scalia 5-4
Furman v. Georgia 69-5003 01/17/1972 06/29/1972 5-4
Darden v. Wainwright 85-5319 09/03/1985