Which justices voted in the majority and minority in Gregg vs. Georgia?

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The decision in Gregg v. Georgia came on a vote of 7 votes for Georgia's position and 2 for the position taken by Gregg.  The justices who voted with the majority were Chief Justice Warren Burger and Associate Justices Potter Stewart, Byron White, Harry Blackmun, Lewis Powell, William Rehnquist, and John Paul Stevens.  The two who voted for Gregg were Associate Justices Thurgood Marshall and William Brennan.

The majority opinion in the case was written by Justice Stewart and dissents werewritten by both justices who voted for Gregg.  There were an unusually large number of concurrences with three concurrences, one each by Rehnquist, White, and Blackmun, with Burger and Rehnquist also joining White's concurrence.


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