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|Genre/Form:||Trials, litigation, etc
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|Description:||190 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Suspending the death penalty. Case overview: Furman v. Georgia (1972) ; Court's opinion: The death penalty violates human dignity / William J. Brennan Jr. ; Concurring opinion: The death penalty is imposed arbitrarily / Potter Stewart ; Dissenting opinion: The death penalty is constitutional / Warren Burger ; Creating new death penalty laws after Furman / Harvard Law Review --
Reinstituting and regulating the death penalty. Case overview: Gregg v. Georgia (1976) ; Court's opinion: A properly directed death penalty is constitutional / Potter Stewart ; Dissenting opinion: The death penalty remains an excessive penalty / Thurgood Marshall ; Death penalty is still arbitrary / William Greider ; Court ruled correctly in Gregg / National Review ; History shows that Gregg was a mistake / Michael L. Radelet --
Forbidding the execution of the mentally retarded. Case overview: Atkins v. Virginia (2002) ; Majority opinion: executing the mentally retarded is excessive punishment / John Paul Stevens ; Dissenting opinion: Executing the mentally retarded is not unconstitutional / Antonin Scalia ; Atkins was a misuse of psychiatry / Douglas Mossman ; Atkins raises troubling moral questions / Margaret Talbot ; Atkins will destigmatize the mentally retarded / Christopher Slobogin --
Forbidding the execution of juveniles. Case overview: Donald P. Roper, Superintendent, Potosi Correctional Center v. Christopher Simmons (2005) ; Court's opinion: Executing juveniles is unconstitutional / Anthony M. Kennedy ; Dissenting opinion: There is no national consensus against executing juveniles / Sandra Day O'Connor ; Juveniles are less culpable than adults / The American Bar Association ; Roper was a step toward the abolition of the death penalty / The Nation ; Roper decision was a travesty / Robert H. Bork.
|Series Title:||Issues on trial.|
|Responsibility:||Samuel Brenner, book editor.|