Cases by Issue - Death Penalty

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Case Docket No. Argued Decided Majority Author Votesort icon
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
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
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
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