Stephen G. Breyer

CaseDecisionDecision DateVote
Bond v. United StatesWrote a dissentApril 17, 20007-2
United States v. MorrisonWrote a dissent, joined Souter's dissentMay 15, 20005-4
Shalala v. Illinois Council on Long Term Care, Inc.Wrote the majority opinionFebruary 29, 20005-4
Christensen v. Harris CountyWrote a dissent, joined Stevens' dissentMay 1, 20006-3
FDA v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.Wrote a dissentMarch 21, 20005-4
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources v. United States ex rel. StevensWrote a regular concurrence, joined Ginsburg's concurrenceMay 22, 20009-0
Public Lands Council v. BabbittWrote the majority opinionMay 15, 20009-0
Hunt-Wesson, Inc. v. Franchise Tax Board of CaliforniaWrote the majority opinionFebruary 22, 20009-0
Edwards v. CarpenterWrote a dissentApril 25, 20007-2
Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PACWrote a regular concurrenceJanuary 24, 20006-3
United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group, Inc.Wrote a dissentMay 22, 20005-4
Apprendi v. New JerseyWrote a dissent, joined O'Connor's dissentJune 26, 20005-4
Sims v. ApfelWrote a dissentJune 5, 20005-4
Geier v. American Honda Motor Co.Wrote the majority opinionMay 22, 20005-4
Castillo v. United StatesWrote the majority opinionJune 5, 20009-0
Rice v. CayetanoWrote a special concurrenceFebruary 23, 20007-2
Miller v. FrenchWrote a dissentJune 19, 20005-4
Village of Willowbrook v. OlechWrote a special concurrenceFebruary 23, 20009-0
Martinez v. Court of Appeals of Cal., Fourth Appellate Dist.Wrote a regular concurrenceJanuary 12, 20009-0
Roe v. Flores-OrtegaWrote a regular concurrenceFebruary 23, 20006-3
Norfolk Southern R. Co. v. ShanklinWrote a regular concurrenceApril 17, 20007-2
Stenberg v. CarhartWrote the majority opinionJune 28, 20005-4
Mobil Oil Exploration v. United StatesWrote the majority opinionJune 26, 20008-1
Melendez v. United StatesWrote a dissentJune 17, 19967-2
Hercules Inc. v. United StatesWrote a dissentMarch 4, 19966-2
Lonchar v. ThomasWrote the majority opinionApril 1, 19965-4
Medtronic Inc. v. LohrWrote a special concurrenceJune 26, 19965-4
Barnett Bank Of Marion County, N. A. v. Nelson, Florida Insurance ...Wrote the majority opinionMarch 26, 19969-0
Montana v. EgelhoffWrote a dissent, joined O'Connor's dissentJune 13, 19965-4
Denver Area Consortium v. FCCWrote the judgment of the CourtJune 28, 19967-2
Brown v. Pro Football Inc.Wrote the majority opinionJune 20, 19968-1
Morse v. Republican Party Of VirginiaWrote a special concurrenceMarch 27, 19965-4
Koon v. United StatesWrote a dissentJune 13, 19965-4
BMW v. GoreWrote a regular concurrenceMay 20, 19965-4
Colorado Rep Fed Campaign Comm v. FECWrote the judgment of the CourtJune 26, 19967-2
Field v. MansWrote a dissentNovember 28, 19957-2
United States v. WinstarWrote a regular concurrenceJuly 1, 19967-2
National Labor Relations Board v. Town & Country Electric, Inc.Wrote the majority opinionNovember 28, 19959-0
Lockheed Corp. v. SpinkWrote a special concurrenceJune 10, 19969-0
Behrens v. PelletierWrote a dissentFebruary 21, 19967-2
United States v. ArmstrongWrote a regular concurrenceMay 13, 19968-1
Varity Corp. v. HoweWrote the majority opinionMarch 19, 19966-3
GE v. JoinerWrote a regular concurrenceDecember 15, 19979-0
Muscarello v. United StatesWrote the majority opinionJune 8, 19985-4
Eastern Enterprises v. ApfelWrote a dissent, joined Stevens' dissentJune 25, 19985-4
Textron Lycoming v. United Automobile WorkersWrote a regular concurrenceMay 18, 19989-0
Hudson v. United StatesWrote a special concurrenceDecember 10, 19979-0
Sacramento v. LewisWrote a regular concurrenceMay 26, 19989-0
Gray v. MarylandWrote the majority opinionMarch 9, 19985-4
Ohio Forestry Association, Inc.v. Sierra ClubWrote the majority opinionMay 18, 19989-0
Steel Company v. Citizens for a Better EnvironmentWrote a special concurrenceMarch 4, 19989-0
Allentown Mack Sales v. NLRBWrote a dissentJanuary 26, 19985-4
Forney v. Apfel, Commissioner of Social SecurityWrote the majority opinionJune 15, 19989-0
Almendarez-Torres v. United StatesWrote the majority opinionMarch 24, 19985-4
Trest v. Cain, WardenWrote the majority opinionDecember 9, 19979-0
Miller v. AlbrightWrote a dissent, joined Ginsburg's dissentApril 22, 19986-3
Edwards v. United StatesWrote the majority opinionApril 28, 19989-0
Lewis v. United StatesWrote the majority opinionMarch 9, 19988-1
Phillips v. Washington Legal FoundationWrote a dissent, joined Souter's dissentJune 15, 19985-4
City of Monroe v. United StatesWrote a dissent, joined Souter's dissentNovember 17, 19977-2
Wisconsin Department of Corrections v. SchachtWrote the majority opinionJune 22, 19989-0
FEC v. AkinsWrote the majority opinionJune 1, 19986-3
Breard v. GreeneWrote a dissentApril 14, 19986-3
Buchanan v. AngeloneWrote a dissentJanuary 21, 19986-3
Oubre v. Entergy Operations Inc.Wrote a regular concurrenceJanuary 26, 19986-3
United States v. BalsysWrote a dissentJune 25, 19987-2
Air Line Pilots Association v. MillerWrote a dissentMay 26, 19987-2
Calderon v. AshmusWrote a regular concurrenceMay 26, 19989-0
New Jersey v. New YorkWrote a regular concurrenceMay 26, 19986-3
Clinton v. City of New YorkWrote a dissent, joined Scalia's dissentJune 25, 19986-3
Vacco v. QuillWrote a special concurrenceJune 26, 19979-0
Commissioner v. Estate of HubertWrote a dissent, joined Scalia's dissentMarch 18, 19977-2
United States v. LaBonteWrote a dissentMay 27, 19976-3
Boggs v. BoggsWrote a dissentJune 2, 19975-4
Turner Broadcasting System v. FCCWrote a regular concurrenceMarch 31, 19975-4
Metro-North Commuter R.R. Co. v. BuckleyWrote the majority opinionJune 23, 19977-2
Atherton v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, As Receiver For City ...Wrote the majority opinionJanuary 14, 19979-0
Bryan County, Oklahoma v. BrownWrote a dissent, joined Souter's dissentApril 28, 19975-4
Reno v. Bossier Parish School BoardWrote a regular concurrenceMay 12, 19977-2
Klehr Et Ux. v. A. O. Smith Corp.Wrote the majority opinionJune 19, 19979-0
Printz v. United StatesWrote a dissent, joined Stevens' dissentJune 27, 19975-4
City of Boerne v. FloresWrote a dissent, joined O'Connor's dissentJune 25, 19976-2
Raines v. ByrdWrote a dissentJune 26, 19977-2
United States v. WattsWrote a regular concurrenceJanuary 6, 19977-1
Schenck v. Pro-Choice Network of Western New YorkWrote a special concurrenceFebruary 19, 19976-3
Clinton v. JonesWrote a special concurrenceMay 27, 19979-0
Washington v. GlucksbergWrote a special concurrenceJune 26, 19979-0
Saratoga Fishing Co. v. J. M. Martinac & Co.Wrote the majority opinionJune 2, 19976-3
United States v. GonzalesWrote a dissent, joined Stevens' dissentMarch 3, 19977-2
Abrams v. JohnsonWrote a dissentJune 19, 19975-4
Richardson v. McKnightWrote the majority opinionJune 23, 19975-4
Young v. Ford IceWrote the majority opinionMarch 31, 19979-0
Kansas v. HendricksWrote a dissentJune 23, 19975-4
United States v. BrockampWrote the majority opinionFebruary 18, 19979-0
Amchem Products, Inc. v. WindsorWrote a dissentJune 25, 19976-2
Stone v. Immigration And Naturalization ServiceWrote a dissentApril 19, 19956-3
Oklahoma Tax Commission v. Chickasaw NationWrote a dissentJune 14, 19955-4
United States v. LopezWrote a dissentApril 26, 19955-4
Qualitex Co. v. Jacobson Products Co., Inc.Wrote the majority opinionMarch 28, 19959-0
Johnson v. JonesWrote the majority opinionJune 12, 19959-0
O'neal v. Mcaninch, WardenWrote the majority opinionFebruary 21, 19956-3
Tome v. United StatesWrote a dissentJanuary 10, 19955-4
United States v. HaysWrote a regular concurrenceJune 29, 19959-0
Plaut v. Spendthrift Farm, Inc.Wrote a special concurrenceApril 18, 19957-2
Heintz v. JenkinsWrote the majority opinionApril 18, 19959-0
Milwaukee Brewery Workers' Pension Plan v. Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co.Wrote the majority opinionFebruary 21, 19959-0
Allied-Bruce Terminix Co. v. DobsonWrote the majority opinionJanuary 18, 19957-2
Reynoldsville Casket Co. v. HydeWrote the majority opinionMay 15, 19959-0
First Options v. KaplanWrote the majority opinionMay 22, 19959-0
Oklahoma Tax Commission v. Jefferson Lines, Inc.Wrote a dissentApril 3, 19957-2
Sandin, Unit Team Manager, Halawa Correctional Facility v. ConnerWrote a dissentJune 19, 19955-4
Kumho Tire Co. Ltd. v. CarmichaelWrote the majority opinionMarch 23, 19999-0
Wyoming v. HoughtonWrote a regular concurrenceApril 5, 19996-3
Chicago v. MoralesWrote a regular concurrence, joined O'Connor's concurrenceJune 10, 19996-3
Cleveland v. Policy Management SystemsWrote the majority opinionMay 24, 19999-0
AT&T v. Iowa Utilities BoardWrote a special concurrence, joined Thomas' concurrenceJanuary 25, 19997-1
South Central Bell Telephone v. AlabamaWrote the majority opinionMarch 23, 19999-0
College Savings Bank v. Florida PrepaidWrote a dissentJune 23, 19995-4
NFFE, Local 139 v. Department of the InteriorWrote the majority opinionMarch 3, 19995-4
Jefferson County v. AckerWrote a dissentJune 21, 19997-2
California Dental Association v. Federal Trade CommissionWrote a dissentMay 24, 19995-4
Nynex Corp. v. Discon, Inc.Wrote the majority opinionDecember 14, 19989-0
Dickinson v. ZurkoWrote the majority opinionJune 10, 19996-3
Ortiz v. Fibreboard Corp.Wrote a dissentJune 23, 19997-2
Minnesota v. CarterWrote a special concurrenceDecember 1, 19986-3
O'Sullivan v. BoerckelWrote a dissent, joined Stevens' dissentJune 7, 19996-3
Sutton v. United Air LinesWrote a dissent, joined Stevens' dissentJune 22, 19997-2
West v. GibsonWrote the majority opinionJune 14, 19995-4
American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company v. SullivanWrote a regular concurrenceMarch 3, 19998-1
Dept of Commerce v. U.S. House of RepresentativesWrote a dissentJanuary 25, 19995-4
Richardson v. United StatesWrote the majority opinionJune 1, 19996-3
Maryland v. DysonWrote a jurisdictional dissentJune 21, 19997-0
Lilly v. VirginiaWrote a regular concurrenceJune 10, 19999-0
Reno v. Bossier Parish School BoardWrote a dissent, joined Souter's dissentJanuary 24, 20005-4

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