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The death penalty : Furman v. Georgia

Author: D J Herda
Publisher: New York, NY : Enslow Publishing, 2017.
Series: US Supreme Court landmark cases.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The death penalty is surely one of the most highly contentious points the Supreme Court has had to weigh in on. Whether you believe in the death penalty or not, the Furman v. Georgia case was groundbreaking in its decision to stay Furman s execution because it was arbitrary and, very possibly, racially motivated. Though it did not stop capital punishment, the case changed the way states had to weigh their decisions.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Named Person: William Henry Furman; William Henry Furman
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D J Herda
ISBN: 9780766084308 0766084302
OCLC Number: 951017991
Description: 128 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: US Supreme Court landmark cases.
Responsibility: D.J. Herda.

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The death penalty is surely one of the most highly contentious points the Supreme Court has had to weigh in on. Whether you believe in the death penalty or not, the Furman v. Georgia case was groundbreaking in its decision to stay Furman s execution because it was arbitrary and, very possibly, racially motivated. Though it did not stop capital punishment, the case changed the way states had to weigh their decisions. Also included are questions to consider, primary source documents, and a chronology of the case. Bibliography, Detailed Table of Contents, Fact Boxes, Full-Color Photographs, Further Information Section, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Websites, Chapter Notes.

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