Justice Stephen Breyer dissented from the Court’s unsigned opinion. He was joined by the Court’s three other liberal justices.

“The Court ignores the appeal of the President in a matter related to foreign affairs, it substitutes its own views about the likelihood of congressional action for the views of Executive Branch officials who have consulted with Members of Congress, and it denies the request by four Members of the Court to delay the execution until the Court can discuss the matter at Conference in September, “Breyer wrote. “In my view, the Court is wrong in each respect.”