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

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 ... 96 S
Ct 2909, did not address the question of whether murder was a necessary
requisite to the imposition of capital punishment ... "solemn judgment" to utilize
the death penalty to combat the complete violation of a woman's dignity and
personhood.

The Pacific Reporter

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51-53, 104 S.Ct. at pp. ... the majority said, "the constitutional prohibition on
arbitrary and capricious capital sentencing determinations is not violated by a
capital ... We held that the instruction misled the penalty jury with a "half-truth" (i.e.
, it concealed the fact that a death sentence may also be commuted) and invited
... 16 [23] We are confident that no jury so instructed will mistake the solemnity of
its task.

Criminal Law

Author: George E. Dix
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This casts serious doubt upon the constitutional validity of statutes imposing the
death penalty for a variety of conduct which, though ... as to the wisdom of capital
punishment, I cannot agree that it is constitutionally impermissible for a state
legislature to make the "solemn ... Vacating the sentences of death, the Supreme
Court tersely explained, "The imposition and carrying out of the death penalty
constitutes ... Georgia, 433 U.S. 917, 97 S.Ct. 2994, 53 L.Ed.2d 1104 (1977)(per
curiam).

Death Nation

Author: Matthew B. Robinson
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131586932
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The Experts Explain American Capital Punishment Matthew B. Robinson ... For
example, burglary and robbery did not lead to death sentences in Connecticut,
Massachusetts, Plymouth, ... 67 The punishment was also meant to be a solemn
event, to achieve maximum effect on those who watched or who merely observed
 ...

North Eastern Reporter Second Series

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"An amendment to the Constitution is a solemn and important declaration of
fundamental principles of government. ... 26 which prevents us from invalidating
a particular death penalty statute under the Massachusetts Constitution on a
ground other ... 26 "is not to be viewed as an isolated sentence, but the
amendment of which it is a part should be read as a whole. ... Georgia, 428 U.S.
153, 168-187, 96 S.Ct. 2909, 2922-2931, 49 L.Ed.2d 859 (1976), other cases of
that Court have struck ...

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 ... because they voiced general
objections or conscientious or religious scruples against the death penalty. ...
That is not because the juror is attempting to dissimulate, but because he never
before has been required to formulate and express, with solemnity and finality, a
viewpoint on ...

Esquire

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Under such circumstances, what convicted felon would not opt for the sentence of
death? Even so, his chances to live are only theoretical, since the Board of
Pardons — which under the mandatory-death-penalty statute felt free to commute
death sentences to life imprisonment ... They were also, as I say, extremely
solemn, almost forbidding in manner, Connecticut Yankees to a man, and I had
the distinct ...

Federal Code Annotated

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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 avoided a trial by
jury which could have imposed death penalty. ... The decision in United States v
Jackson, 390 US 570, 20 L Ed 2d I38, 88 S Ct I209, invalidating the death penalty
 ...