Can you identify a supreme court case based on the majority makeup?
March 29, 2011 12:37 PM Subscribe
What was the one Supreme Court case from 1994 to 1997 that had Rehnquist, Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer in the majority? It was also the only one from that time period, I believe, that didn't have O'Connor or Kennedy in the majority.
posted by andoatnp to law & government (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm using the sc9497 library package in R
which has a dataset of the non-unanimous decisions from those years and lists which Justices were in the majority and minority. Only knowing who was in the majority for that one unique configuration, is there a way to find out which case it was? It was the 156th case out of 213 total, but I don't think that says much because the unanimous cases were not included.