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Arbitrary and capricious : the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and the death penalty

Author: Michael A Foley
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nearly 100 influential Supreme Court capital punishment-related cases from 1878-2002 are examined, beginning with Wilkerson v. Utah, which question not the legitimacy of capital punishment, but the methods of execution. Over time, focus shifted from the constitutionality of certain methods to the fairness of who was being sentenced for capital crimes - and why. The watershed 1972 ruling Furman v. Georgia reversed
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Foley, Michael A.
Arbitrary and capricious.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(DLC) 2003042853
(OCoLC)51655357
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Foley
ISBN: 9780313057113 0313057117
OCLC Number: 137337225
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 253 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
1. The Supreme Court and the punishment dilemma --
2. 1878-1971 : initial forays into cruel and unusual punishments --
3. 1972 : death takes a hiatus --
4. The Supreme Court since Furman --
5. The ongoing constitutional debate --
6. Reflections and conclusions --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Table of cases --
Index.
Responsibility: Michael A. Foley.

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