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Running head: 1.1 CASE STUDY 1 1.1 Case Study Lindsey Hullinger Ivy Tech Community College
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1.1 CASE STUDY 2 In 1991 the case Payne v. Tennessee the Supreme court held that testimony in  the form of  victim impact statements is admissible during the sentencing phase of a  trial, and in death penalty cases, does not violate the Cruel and Unusual Punishment  clause of the 8 th  amendment.  Powell v. Alabama in 1931, the Supreme Court ruled that  due process had been violated .Our rights:  representation of a lawyer is fundamental to a trial, the judge is to inform defendants of this right, and if the defendant cannot afford  an attorney one shall be appointed to him/her.  These two cases were many years apart and it really amazes me that the case of Powell v. Alabama was overturned in 1931 because of the severe racial issues back  then, and these men were African Americans. Both of these cases were huge to our 
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