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Unformatted text preview: • Doesn’t want jury to feel racism • Precedents-Furman v. Georgia (1972) • The death penalty cannot be imposed arbitrarily • Gregg v. Georgia (1976) • Established a variety of standards for death penalty cases • Kept death penalty from being applied arbitrarily • Didn’t overturn Furman, but created a “test” for death penalty • Laws had to establish specific limited type of murder cases where death penalty could be applied • Required judge to give specific guidelines to jury • Death penalty cannot be mandatory Brennan Part I Parts II-V (8 th Amendment) Marshall Marshall Blackmun Stevens Blackmun Parts I-IVA Part IVB Marshall Marshall Stevens Stevens Brennan Baldus Study Death Penalty Imposed Black Defendant White Defendant Black Victim 1% 3% White Victim 22% 8%...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course DOC 2 taught by Professor Wimberley during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.
- Spring '08