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Supreme Court of the United States

1985 Term

October 7, 1985 - October 6, 1986

Sandra Day O'Connor, Associate Justice

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Clerks: Stephen G. Gilles, Julie R. O'Sullivan, John K. Setear, Christopher Cerf

Justice O'Connor wrote 37 opinions during this term:

CASE NAME TOPIC DATE OPINION TYPE
Arcara v. Cloud Books IncFirst AmendmentJul 7, 1986Concurrence
CFTC v. SchorJudicial PowerJul 7, 1986Majority
Firefighters v. City of ClevelandCivil RightsJul 2, 1986Concurrence
Randall v. LoftsgaardenEconomic ActivityJul 2, 1986Majority
Sheet Metal Workers v. EEOCCivil RightsJul 2, 1986Partial concurrence, partial dissent
Davis v. BandemerCivil RightsJun 30, 1986Concurrence
Thornburg v. GinglesCivil RightsJun 30, 1986Concurrence
Murray v. CarrierCriminal ProcedureJun 26, 1986Majority
Smith v. MurrayCriminal ProcedureJun 26, 1986Majority
Ford v. WainwrightCriminal ProcedureJun 26, 1986Partial concurrence, partial dissent
Offshore Logistics Inc. v. TallentireEconomic ActivityJun 23, 1986Majority
Nantahala P. & L. v. ThornburgFederalismJun 17, 1986Majority
Young v. Commun. Nutrition InstJudicial PowerJun 17, 1986Majority
Atty. Gen. of N.Y. v. Soto-LopezCivil RightsJun 17, 1986Dissent
Lyng v. PayneDue ProcessJun 17, 1986Majority
Affiliated Tribes v. Wold EngineeringCivil RightsJun 16, 1986Majority
Bowen v. RoyFirst AmendmentJun 11, 1986Partial concurrence, partial dissent
Thornburgh v. Amer. Coll. of ObstetriciansPrivacyJun 11, 1986Dissent
Crane v. KentuckyCriminal ProcedureJun 9, 1986Majority
Bowen v. American Hosp. Ass'nCivil RightsJun 9, 1986Dissent
FDIC v. Philadelphia Gear CorpEconomic ActivityMay 27, 1986Majority
Wygant v. Jackson Bd. of EducCivil RightsMay 19, 1986Concurrence
Diamond v. CharlesJudicial PowerApr 30, 1986Concurrence
Batson v. KentuckyCivil RightsApr 30, 1986Concurrence
Philadelphia Newspapers v. HeppsFirst AmendmentApr 21, 1986Majority
Pembaur v. City of CincinnatiCivil RightsMar 25, 1986Concurrence
Goldman v. WeinbergerFirst AmendmentMar 25, 1986Dissent
Moran v. BurbineCriminal ProcedureMar 10, 1986Majority
Whitley v. AlbersCriminal ProcedureMar 4, 1986Majority
Connolly v. PBGCDue ProcessFeb 26, 1986Concurrence
United States v. MechanikCriminal ProcedureFeb 25, 1986Concurrence
New York v. ClassCriminal ProcedureFeb 25, 1986Majority
Witters v. Svcs. for the BlindFirst AmendmentJan 27, 1986Concurrence
Vasquez v. HilleryCivil RightsJan 14, 1986Concurrence
Heath v. AlabamaCriminal ProcedureDec 3, 1985Majority
Miller v. FentonCriminal ProcedureDec 3, 1985Majority
Lanier v. South CarolinaCriminal ProcedureNov 4, 1985Concurrence

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