The Solemn Sentence Of Death

Author: Lawrence B. Goodheart
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 1558498478
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Traces the evolution of the death penalty in a single state from the colonial era to the present

Legal Violence And The Limits Of The Law

Author: Amy Swiffen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317602102
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Donohue, John J. “An Empirical Evaluation of the Connecticut Death Penalty
System Since 1973: Are There Unlawful Racial, Gender, and Geographic
Disparities?” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, vol. 11, no. 4, 2014, pp. 637–
696. Dove, Roger. “Clergy of Three Faiths Criticize Defenders of Capital
Punishment.” Hartford Courant, March 3, 1955, p. 8. Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S.
238 (1972). Glossip v. Gross, 576 U.S. (2015). Goodheart, Lawrence B. The
Solemn Sentence of Death: ...

The Death Of The American Death Penalty

Author: Larry Wayne Koch
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1555537812
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41 “State by State Database”; “Executions in the U.S. 1608–2002: The ESPY File
Executions by State,” Death Penalty Information Center, 2011, www . 42 “Current Death Row
Populations by Race: as of April 1, 2010,” Death Penalty Information Center,
deathrowpop. 43 “Death Penalty Fact Sheet for Connecticut.” 44 Quoted in
Goodheart, The Solemn Sentence of ...

Constitutional Law Deskbook

Author: Ralph C. Chandler
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Coker v Georgia (1977) 433 US 584, 53 L Ed 2d 982, 97 S Ct 2861, established
that the death penalty could not constitutionally be imposed as a sentence for the
rape of an adult woman. Gregg v Georgia (1976) 428 US 153, 49 L Ed 2d 859, 96
S Ct 2909, did not address the question of whether murder was a necessary
requisite to the imposition of capital punishment. In Coker, a seven-Justice
majority developed two lines of argument against the death penalty for rape.
Writing for the ...

Criminal Law

Author: George E. Dix
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Whatever our individual views as to the wisdom of capital punishment, I cannot
agree that it is constitutionally impermissible for a state legislature to make the "
solemn judgment" to impose such penalty for the crime of rape. Accordingly, I
would ... Vacating the sentences of death, the Supreme Court tersely explained, "
The imposition and carrying out of the death penalty constitutes cruel and
unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments.
Coker v. Georgia ...

Purdon S Pennsylvania Statutes And Consolidated Statutes Annotated

Author: Pennsylvania
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57, Sup.1991, certiorari denied 112 S.Ct. 1680, 503 U.S. 989, 118 L.Ed.2d 397.
Death penalty imposed upon defendant who killed 13 persons, including 12
women and children, all members of his extended family, was not cruel and
unusual punishment; sufficient evidence of record established that defendant
was legally sane when he committed mass slayings and was competent to stand
trial. Com. v. Banks, 521 A.2d 1, 513 Pa. 318, Sup. 1987, certiorari denied 108 S.
Ct. 211, 484 ...

Death Nation

Author: Matthew B. Robinson
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131586932
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For example, burglary and robbery did not lead to death sentences in
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Plymouth, or Pennsylvania, and led to death
sentences for third offenses only in New York, New Hampshire, and New Haven.
63 Even crimes against the ... 67 The punishment was also meant to be a solemn
event, to achieve maximum effect on those who watched or who merely observed
the long procession from the jail to the place of execution.68 Capital punishment
during this time, ...

North Eastern Reporter Second Series

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116, the second sentence of art. 26 of the Declaration of Rights provides that no
provision of the Massachusetts Constitution "shall be construed as prohibiting the
imposition of the punishment of death." "An amendment to the Constitution is a
solemn and important declaration of ... 26 which prevents us from invalidating a
particular death penalty statute under the Massachusetts Constitution on a
ground other than that the imposition of the punishment of death is forbidden.10

Federal Code Annotated

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Death penalty. Judgment and sentence on charge of kidnaping entered on
plea of guilty which was voluntarily and intelligently made upon a solemn and
truthful admission of guilt will not be set aside, even though the entry of such plea
... Guilty plea entered prior to the decision in United Stats v Jackson, 390 US 570,
20 L Ed 2d 138, 88 S Ct I909, holding that the death penalty provision of this
section tended to deny the accused his Fifth Amendment right not to plead guilty
and the ...

West S South Eastern Reporter

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Illinois, 391 U.S. 510, 88 S.Ct. 1770, 20 L.Ed.2d 776 (1968), the U.S. Supreme
Court held that a death sentence could not be carried out if the jury which
imposed it or recommended its imposition was chosen by excluding
venirepersons because they voiced general objections or conscientious or
religious scruples against the death penalty. The Court pointed out that "the most
that can be demanded of a venireman in this regard is that he be willing to
consider all of the penalties ...