Cases by Issue - Cruel and Unusual Punishment

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Case Docket No. Arguedsort icon Decided Majority Author Vote
Hitchcock v. Dugger 85-6756 10/15/1986 04/22/1987 Antonin Scalia 9
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
Sumner v. Shuman 86-246 04/20/1987 06/22/1987 Harry A. Blackmun 6-3
Lowenfield v. Phelps 86-6867 10/14/1987 01/13/1988 William H. Rehnquist 5-3
Thompson v. Oklahoma 86-6169 11/09/1987 06/29/1988 John Paul Stevens 5-3
Franklin v. Lynaugh 87-5546 03/01/1988 06/22/1988 Byron R. White 6-3
Mills v. Maryland 87-5367 03/30/1988 06/06/1988 Harry A. Blackmun 5-4
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
Penry v. Lynaugh 87-6177 01/11/1989 06/26/1989 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Stanford v. Kentucky 87-5765 03/27/1989 06/26/1989 Antonin Scalia 5-4
South Carolina v. Gathers 88-305 03/28/1989 06/12/1989 William J. Brennan, Jr. 5-4
Blystone v. Pennsylvania 88-6222 10/10/1989 02/28/1990 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
McKoy v. North Carolina 88-5909 10/10/1989 03/05/1990 Thurgood Marshall 6-3
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
Walton v. Arizona 88-7351 01/17/1990 06/27/1990 Byron R. White 5-4
Lewis v. Jeffers 89-189 02/21/1990 06/27/1990 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Harmelin v. Michigan 89-7272 11/05/1990 06/27/1991 Antonin Scalia 5-4
Parker v. Dugger 89-5961 11/07/1990 01/22/1991 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Wilson v. Seiter 89-7376 01/07/1991 06/17/1991 Antonin Scalia 5-4
Lankford v. Idaho 88-7247 02/19/1991 05/20/1991 John Paul Stevens 5-4
Payne v. Tennessee 90-5721 04/24/1991 06/27/1991 William H. Rehnquist 6-3
Hudson v. McMillian 90-6531 11/13/1991 02/25/1992 Sandra Day O'Connor 7-2
Sochor v. Florida 91-5843 03/02/1992 06/08/1992 David H. Souter 5-4
Richmond v. Lewis, Director, Arizona Department Of Corrections 91-7094 10/13/1992 12/01/1992 Sandra Day O'Connor 8-1
Arave, Warden v. Creech 91-1160 11/10/1992 03/30/1993 Sandra Day O'Connor 7-2
Alexander v. United States 91-1526 01/12/1993 06/28/1993 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Helling v. McKinney 91-1958 01/13/1993 06/18/1993 Byron R. White 7-2
Austin v. United States 92-6073 04/20/1993 06/28/1993 Harry A. Blackmun 9
Johnson v. Texas 92-5653 04/26/1993 06/24/1993 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-4
Farmer v. Brennan, Warden 92-7247 01/12/1994 06/06/1994 David H. Souter 9
Romano v. Oklahoma 92-9093 03/22/1994 06/13/1994 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
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
Buchanan v. Angelone 96-8400 11/03/1997 01/21/1998 William H. Rehnquist 6-3
United States v. Bajakajian 96-1487 11/04/1997 06/22/1998 Clarence Thomas 5-4
Hopkins, Warden v. Reeves 96-1693 02/23/1998 06/08/1998 Clarence Thomas 8-1
Jones v. United States 97-9361 02/22/1999 06/21/1999 Clarence Thomas 5-4
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
Hope v. Pelzer 01-309 04/17/2002 06/27/2002 John Paul Stevens 6-3
Ring v. Arizona 01-488 04/22/2002 06/24/2002 Ruth Bader Ginsburg 7-2
Ewing v. California 01-6978 11/05/2002 03/05/2003 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Overton v. Bazzetta 02-94 03/26/2003 06/16/2003 Anthony M. Kennedy 9
Roper v. Simmons 03-633 10/13/2004 03/01/2005 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-4
Brown v. Payton 03-1039 11/10/2004 03/22/2005 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-3
Brown v. Sanders 04-980 10/11/2005 01/11/2006 Antonin Scalia 5-4
Kansas v. Marsh 04-1170 12/07/2005 06/26/2006 Clarence Thomas 5-4