Cases by Issue - Cruel and Unusual Punishment

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Case Docket No. Argued Decided Majority Authorsort icon Vote
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
Roberts v. Louisiana 76-5206 03/28/1977 06/06/1977 5-4
Johnson v. United States 5247 03/24/1971 04/05/1971 6-2
Hunter v. Tennessee 5085 06/28/1971 8-1
Gomez v. United States District Court for the Northern District of... A-767 04/21/1992 7-2
Tuggle v. Netherland 95-6016 10/30/1995 9
Zant v. Stephens 81-89 02/24/1982 05/03/1982 6-3
Darden v. Wainwright 85-5319 09/03/1985
Caritativo v. California 561 05/21/1958 06/30/1958 6-3
Smith v. Texas 04-5323 11/15/2004 7-2
Furman v. Georgia 69-5003 01/17/1972 06/29/1972 5-4
Johnson v. Texas 92-5653 04/26/1993 06/24/1993 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-4
Tuilaepa v. California 93-5131 03/22/1994 06/30/1994 Anthony M. Kennedy 8-1
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
Overton v. Bazzetta 02-94 03/26/2003 06/16/2003 Anthony M. Kennedy 9
Harmelin v. Michigan 89-7272 11/05/1990 06/27/1991 Antonin Scalia 5-4
Wilson v. Seiter 89-7376 01/07/1991 06/17/1991 Antonin Scalia 5-4
Hitchcock v. Dugger 85-6756 10/15/1986 04/22/1987 Antonin Scalia 9
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
Coker v. Georgia 75-5444 03/28/1977 06/29/1977 Byron R. White 7-2
Helling v. McKinney 91-1958 01/13/1993 06/18/1993 Byron R. White 7-2
Barefoot v. Estelle 82-6080 04/26/1983 07/06/1983 Byron R. White 6-3
Enmund v. Florida 81-5321 03/23/1982 07/02/1982 Byron R. White 5-4
Pulley v. Harris 82-1095 11/07/1983 01/23/1984 Byron R. White 7-2
Skipper v. South Carolina 84-6859 02/24/1986 04/29/1986 Byron R. White 9
Cabana v. Bullock 84-1236 11/05/1985 01/22/1986 Byron R. White 5-4
Turner v. Murray 84-6646 12/12/1985 04/30/1986 Byron R. White 7-2
Clemons v. Mississippi 88-6873 11/28/1989 03/28/1990 Byron R. White 5-4
Walton v. Arizona 88-7351 01/17/1990 06/27/1990 Byron R. White 5-4
Maynard v. Cartwright 87-519 04/19/1988 06/06/1988 Byron R. White 9
Franklin v. Lynaugh 87-5546 03/01/1988 06/22/1988 Byron R. White 6-3
Hopkins, Warden v. Reeves 96-1693 02/23/1998 06/08/1998 Clarence Thomas 8-1
United States v. Bajakajian 96-1487 11/04/1997 06/22/1998 Clarence Thomas 5-4
Jones v. United States 97-9361 02/22/1999 06/21/1999 Clarence Thomas 5-4
Kansas v. Marsh 04-1170 12/07/2005 06/26/2006 Clarence Thomas 5-4
Sochor v. Florida 91-5843 03/02/1992 06/08/1992 David H. Souter 5-4
Farmer v. Brennan, Warden 92-7247 01/12/1994 06/06/1994 David H. Souter 9
Austin v. United States 92-6073 04/20/1993 06/28/1993 Harry A. Blackmun 9
Baldwin v. Alabama 84-5743 03/27/1985 06/17/1985 Harry A. Blackmun 6-3
Sumner v. Shuman 86-246 04/20/1987 06/22/1987 Harry A. Blackmun 6-3
Spaziano v. Florida 83-5596 04/17/1984 07/02/1984 Harry A. Blackmun 6-3
Mills v. Maryland 87-5367 03/30/1988 06/06/1988 Harry A. Blackmun 5-4
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 John Paul Stevens 8-1
Hutto v. Finney 76-1660 02/21/1978 06/23/1978 John Paul Stevens 5-4
Roberts v. Louisiana 75-5844 03/30/1976 07/02/1976 John Paul Stevens 5-4
Jurek v. Texas 75-5394 03/30/1976 07/02/1976 John Paul Stevens 7-2