The Solemn Sentence Of Death

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

The Death Of The American Death Penalty

Author: Larry Wayne Koch
Publisher: UPNE
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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 ...

Florida Law Review

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Assemb., Jan. Sess. (Conn. 2005), available at
/pdf/2005HB-06012-R02-HB.pdf; see also Death Penalty in Connecticut, supra.
The backdrop to that legislation, and no small reason for its demise, was the then
-pending, widely publicized execution of serial killer Michael Ross (which
eventually occurred on May 13, 2005). See LAWRENCE B. GOODHEART, THE
243 (2011).

Purdon S Pennsylvania Statutes And Consolidated Statutes Annotated

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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 ...

Constitutional Law Deskbook

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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

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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 ...

Aus Dem W Rterbuch Des Teufels

Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: marixverlag
ISBN: 3843802017
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"The Bitter Bierce". Siegeszug der zynischen Vernunft Der amerikanische Schriftsteller Ambrose Bierce (1842-Weihnachten/Neujahr 1913/14) hatte nicht nur eine scharfe Zunge, sondern auch eine spitze Feder.

The Pacific Reporter

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In Pulley, the court concluded, for reasons like those specified in Jackson and
Frierson, that the 1977 law met constitutional standards of narrow death eligibility
, individualized sentencing, and appellate oversight. Hence, the court held, the
statute was not invalid because it lacked provision for review of sentence
proportionality. (465 U.S. at pp. 51-53, 104 S.Ct. at pp. 880-81.) In Ramos, the
majority rejected a claim that the 1978 law was unconstitutional because it
required the ...

North Eastern Reporter Second Series

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Id. at 571, 88 S.Ct at 1210. Statute 1982, c. 554, which differs significantly from
the Federal Kidnaping Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1201 (a), provides: "Whoever is guilty of
murder committed with deliberately premeditated malice aforethought or with
extreme atrocity or cruelty . . . may suffer the punishment ... This interpretation
provides for capital punishment regardless of the manner in which a defendant is
adjudged guilty. ... 554, § 6, provides a comprehensive scheme for a presentence

Death Nation

Author: Matthew B. Robinson
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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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, ...