June 21, 2016 4:20 PM   Subscribe

Is Utah v. Strieff the first Supreme Court case in which all the women voted one way, and all the men voted the other? (Not counting unanimous decisions before 1981, of course.)
posted by themanwho to Law & Government (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
No, Blueford v. Arkansas is a recent example.
posted by one_bean at 5:18 PM on June 21, 2016

You may be able to design a query in the Supreme Court Database. Also, Breyer is not always great on criminal law issues (well, not great depending on your perspective, I suppose), so that's an area to start looking.
posted by HonoriaGlossop at 6:20 PM on June 21, 2016

I thought it might be worthwhile to look for cases where Sandra Day O'Connor was the sole dissent during the 12 years she was the only woman on the Court. I found 2.5 such cases (no guarantee this is a complete list):

Wilson v. Garcia, 1985, 7-1 with Justice Powell not participating
Edenfield v. Fane, 1993, 8-1
partial case: Ruckelshaus v. Monsanto, 1984, 7 Justices on the majority opinion; O'Connor concurred in part and dissented in part, with Justice White not participating.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 7:56 PM on June 21, 2016 [1 favorite]

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