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Murder at the Supreme Court: Lethal Crimes and Landmark Cases

Martin Clancy and Tim O'Brien
Format
Book
Published
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2013.
Language
English
ISBN
9781616146481 (hbk.), 1616146486 (hbk.), 9781616146498 (ebook)
Summary
Veteran journalists Martin Clancy and Tim O'Brien pull back the curtain of secrecy that surrounds Supreme Court deliberations and reveal the crucial links between landmark capital-punishment cases and the lethal crimes at their root.
Contents
  • A house of secrets
  • The road to the death house
  • The death penalty lives again
  • Good guy/bad guy? same guy? : proportionality and the death penalty
  • Black on white : race and the death penalty
  • Mental incapacity and "evolving standards of decency"
  • Juvenile killers : should they die?
  • Medicate to execute?
  • Getting even : retribution and the death penalty
  • Non-triggermen : just as guilty?
  • The victims left behind : do their opinions count?
  • The mechanics of death
  • "Actual innocence"
  • Ineffective assistance of counsel : worst crimes?-- or just worst lawyers?
  • Closing arguments
  • Appendix A. The Georgia death-penalty statute
  • Appendix B. Bronstein victim impact statement.
Description
410 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-395) and index.
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