Cases by Issue - Prisoners' Rights

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Case Docket No. Argued Decided Majority Author Vote
Baxter v. Palmigiano 74-1187 12/15/1975 04/20/1976 Byron R. White 6-2
Black v. Romano 84-465 03/18/1985 05/20/1985 Sandra Day O'Connor 8
Block v. Rutherford 83-317 03/28/1984 07/03/1984 Warren E. Burger 6-3
Board Of Pardons v. Allen 86-461 04/01/1987 06/09/1987 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Bounds v. Smith 75-915 11/01/1976 04/27/1977 Thurgood Marshall 6-3
Connecticut Board Of Pardons v. Dumschat 79-1997 02/24/1981 06/17/1981 Warren E. Burger 7-2
Gagnon v. Scarpelli 71-1225 01/09/1973 05/14/1973 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 8-1
Greenholtz v. Nebraska Penal Inmates 78-201 01/17/1979 05/29/1979 Warren E. Burger 5-4
Hewitt v. Helms 81-638 11/08/1982 02/22/1983 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Howe v. Smith 80-5392 04/28/1981 06/17/1981 Warren E. Burger 9
Hughes v. Rowe 79-6000 11/10/1980 7-1
Hurtado v. United States 71-6742 01/17/1973 03/05/1973 Potter Stewart 7-2
Kentucky Dept. Of Corrections v. Thompson 87-1815 01/18/1989 05/15/1989 Harry A. Blackmun 6-3
Lewis v. Casey 94-1511 11/29/1995 06/24/1996 Antonin Scalia 8-1
Marshall v. United States 72-5881 10/16/1973 01/09/1974 Warren E. Burger 6-3
Mccarthy v. Bronson 90-5635 03/25/1991 05/20/1991 John Paul Stevens 9
Mcginnis v. Royster 71-718 12/11/1972 02/21/1973 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 7-2
Meachum v. Fano 75-252 04/21/1976 06/25/1976
Montanye v. Haymes 74-520 04/21/1976 06/25/1976 Byron R. White 6-3
Moody v. Daggett 74-6632 10/12/1976 11/15/1976 Warren E. Burger 7-2
Morrissey v. Brewer 71-5103 04/11/1972 06/29/1972 Warren E. Burger 9
Ohio Adult Parole Authority v. Woodard 96-1769 12/10/1997 03/25/1998 William H. Rehnquist 9
Olim v. Wakinekona 81-1581 01/19/1983 04/26/1983 Harry A. Blackmun 6-3
Parratt v. Taylor 79-1734 03/02/1981 05/18/1981 William H. Rehnquist 8-1
Perry v. Louisiana 89-5120 10/02/1990 11/13/1990 8
Ponte v. Real 83-1329 01/09/1985 05/20/1985 William H. Rehnquist 6-2
Revere v. Massachusetts General Hospital 82-63 02/28/1983 06/27/1983 Harry A. Blackmun 9
Rufo, Sheriff Of Suffolk County v. Inmates Of Suffolk County Jail 90-954 10/09/1991 01/15/1992 Byron R. White 6-2
Sandin, Unit Team Manager, Halawa Correctional Facility v. Conner 93-1911 02/28/1995 06/19/1995 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Sell v. United States 02-5664 03/03/2003 06/16/2003 Stephen G. Breyer 6-3
Superintendent v. Hill 84-438 03/25/1985 06/17/1985 Sandra Day O'Connor 6-3
Turner v. Safley 85-1384 01/13/1987 06/01/1987 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
United States v. Salerno 86-87 01/21/1987 05/26/1987 William H. Rehnquist 6-3
Vitek v. Jones 78-1155 12/05/1979 03/25/1980 Byron R. White 5-4
Washington v. Harper 88-599 10/11/1989 02/27/1990 Anthony M. Kennedy 6-3
Wilkinson v. Austin 04-495 03/30/2005 06/13/2005 Anthony M. Kennedy 9
Wolff v. McDonnell 73-679 04/22/1974 06/26/1974 Byron R. White 6-3
Young v. Harper 95-1598 12/09/1996 03/18/1997 Clarence Thomas 9