Cases by Issue - Cruel and Unusual Punishment

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Case Docket No. Argued Decided Majority Authorsort icon Vote
Lankford v. Idaho 88-7247 02/19/1991 05/20/1991 John Paul Stevens 5-4
Zant v. Stephens 81-89 05/03/1983 06/22/1983 John Paul Stevens 7-2
Thompson v. Oklahoma 86-6169 11/09/1987 06/29/1988 John Paul Stevens 5-3
Johnson v. Mississippi 87-5468 04/25/1988 06/13/1988 John Paul Stevens 9
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
Ingraham v. Wright 75-6527 11/02/1976 04/19/1977 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 5-4
Proffitt v. Florida 75-5706 03/31/1976 07/02/1976 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 7-2
Solem v. Helm 82-492 03/29/1983 06/28/1983 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 5-4
McCleskey v. Kemp 84-6811 10/15/1986 04/22/1987 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 5-4
Booth v. Maryland 86-5020 03/24/1987 06/15/1987 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 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
Rhodes v. Chapman 80-332 03/02/1981 06/15/1981 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 8-1
Godfrey v. Georgia 78-6899 02/20/1980 05/19/1980 Potter Stewart 6-3
Woodson v. North Carolina 75-5491 03/31/1976 07/02/1976 Potter Stewart 5-4
Gregg v. Georgia 74-6257 03/31/1976 07/02/1976 Potter Stewart 7-2
United States v. Jackson 85 12/07/1967 04/08/1968 Potter Stewart 6-2
Robinson v. California 554 04/17/1962 06/25/1962 Potter Stewart 6-2
Ring v. Arizona 01-488 04/22/2002 06/24/2002 Ruth Bader Ginsburg 7-2
Arave, Warden v. Creech 91-1160 11/10/1992 03/30/1993 Sandra Day O'Connor 7-2
Richmond v. Lewis, Director, Arizona Department Of Corrections 91-7094 10/13/1992 12/01/1992 Sandra Day O'Connor 8-1
Hudson v. McMillian 90-6531 11/13/1991 02/25/1992 Sandra Day O'Connor 7-2
Parker v. Dugger 89-5961 11/07/1990 01/22/1991 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Harris v. Alabama 93-7659 12/05/1994 02/22/1995 Sandra Day O'Connor 8-1
California v. Ramos 81-1893 02/22/1983 07/06/1983 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Tison v. Arizona 84-6075 11/03/1986 04/21/1987 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Whitley v. Albers 84-1077 12/10/1985 03/04/1986 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Lewis v. Jeffers 89-189 02/21/1990 06/27/1990 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Penry v. Lynaugh 87-6177 01/11/1989 06/26/1989 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Penry v. Johnson 00-6677 03/27/2001 06/04/2001 Sandra Day O'Connor 6-3
Ewing v. California 01-6978 11/05/2002 03/05/2003 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Oregon v. Guzek 04-928 12/07/2005 02/22/2006 Stephen G. Breyer 8
Estelle v. Gamble 75-929 10/05/1976 11/30/1976 Thurgood Marshall 8-1
Caldwell v. Mississippi 83-6607 02/25/1985 06/11/1985 Thurgood Marshall 5-3
Ford v. Wainwright 85-5542 04/22/1986 06/26/1986 Thurgood Marshall 5-4
McKoy v. North Carolina 88-5909 10/10/1989 03/05/1990 Thurgood Marshall 6-3
Powell v. Texas 405 03/07/1968 06/17/1968 Thurgood Marshall 5-4
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
Hopper v. Evans 80-1714 03/24/1982 05/24/1982 Warren E. Burger 7-2
Rummel v. Estelle 78-6386 01/07/1980 03/18/1980 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Alexander v. United States 91-1526 01/12/1993 06/28/1993 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
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
Romano v. Oklahoma 92-9093 03/22/1994 06/13/1994 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Barclay v. Florida 81-6908 03/30/1983 07/06/1983 William H. Rehnquist 6-3
Boyde v. California 88-6613 11/28/1989 03/05/1990 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Blystone v. Pennsylvania 88-6222 10/10/1989 02/28/1990 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Lowenfield v. Phelps 86-6867 10/14/1987 01/13/1988 William H. Rehnquist 5-3