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Murder at the Supreme Court : lethal crimes and landmark cases /

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. Full description

Main Author: Clancy, Martin.
Other Authors: O'Brien, Tim.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2013
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.
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