Montejo v. Louisiana
556 U.S. 778 (2009)

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556 U. S. ____ (2009)
556 U. S. ____ (2009)
556 U. S. ____ (2009)
NO. 07-1529


on writ of certiorari to the supreme court of louisiana

[May 26, 2009]

   Justice Breyer, dissenting.

   I join Justice Stevens’ dissent except for footnote 5. Although the principles of stare decisis are not inflexible, I believe they bind the Court here. I reached a similar conclusion in Arizona v. Gant, 556 U. S. ___, ___–___ (2009) (slip op., at 1–2) (Breyer, J., dissenting), and in several other recent cases. See, e.g., Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc., 551 U. S. 877, ___–___ (2007) (slip op., at 17–19) (Breyer, J., dissenting); Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School Dist. No. 1, 551 U. S. 701, ___–___ (2007) (slip op., at 65–66) (Breyer, J., dissenting); Federal Election Comm’n v. Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc., 551 U. S. 449, ___–___ (2007) (slip op., at 31–32) (Souter, J., dissenting); Bowles v. Russell, 551 U. S. 205, 219–220 (2007) (Souter, J., dissenting); Gonzales v. Carhart, 550 U. S. 124, 190–191 (2007) (Ginsburg, J., dissenting); District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U. S. ___, ___–___ (2008) (slip op. at 41–45) (Stevens, J., dissenting).

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