FEDERALISM AND THE DEATH PENALTY
- EIGHTH AMENDMENT--CAPITAL SENTENCING INSTRUCTIONS. Brown, J. Michael // Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology;Winter/Spring94, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p854
This article discusses the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that the Texas capital sentencing statute did not violate the Eighth Amendment rights of petitioner Dorsie Lee Johnson, Jr. The Eighth Amendment requires the level of punishment for a crime to be directly proportional to a...
- CAPITAL PUNISHMENT ON TRIAL. Lyons, Donna // State Legislatures;May2000, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p14
Examines the implementation of death penalty in the United States (US). Moratorium of capital punishment in Illinois; Race and economic circumstances relating to death sentences; Effectiveness of laws to streamline the appeals on capital punishment; Executions by lethal injection in the US.
- The Chance of a Lifetime. // Current Events;9/21/2001, Vol. 101 Issue 3, p4
Presents an editorial cartoon depicting the odds of getting a death sentence under the United States criminal justice system. Claims of anti-capital punishment groups of wrongful convictions.
- INTRODUCTION. Meltsner, Michael; Wolfgang, Marvin E. // Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology;Fall1983, Vol. 74 Issue 3, p659
Introduces a series of articles regarding capital punishment sentencing.
- EIGHTH AMENDMENT--SENTENCER DISCRETION IN CAPITAL SENTENCING SCHEMES. Brown, J. Michael // Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology;Winter/Spring94, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p827
This article examines the development of the jurisprudence of the U.S. Supreme Court concerning sentencer discretion in state capital sentencing schemes. In the case Arave versus Creech, the Court considered the constitutionality of a statutory aggravating circumstance to be considered by Idaho...
- FOR MICE OR MEN OR CHILDREN? WILL THE EXPANSION OF THE EIGHTH AMENDMENT IN ATKINS V. VIRGINIA FORCE THE SUPREME COURT TO REEXAMINE THE MINIMUM AGE FOR THE DEATH PENALTY? Hughes, Jamie // Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology;Fall2003, Vol. 93 Issue 4, p973
The article argues that the U. S. Supreme Court should accept certiorari for an age-related appeal and re-examine the minimum age of eligibility for the death penalty in the case of Atkins versus Virginia. In May 2003, the Court removed mentally retarded criminals from eligibility for the death...
- LA PRUEBA DE RAZONABILIDAD Y LA ESTABILIDAD DE LAS REGLAS DE JUEGO. Cuéllar, María Mercedes // Revista de EconomÃa Institucional;2005, Vol. 7 Issue 12, p13
This article explores the implicit rationality of the sentences of Colombia's Constitutional Court in cases related to the wages of public servants, housing, value added taxes, workers' rights and the central bank. It emphasizes the legal system established by the Constitution of 1991 and the...
- STATE SENTENCING GUIDELINES: DIVERSITY, CONSENSUS, AND UNRESOLVED POLICY ISSUES. Frase, Richard S. // Columbia Law Review;May2005, Vol. 105 Issue 4, p1190
State sentencing guidelines systems differ in their goals, scope of cover- age, design, and operation. There are also many similarities, suggesting a substantial degree of consensus on some issues. This Essay surveys the field of state guidelines systems to identify critical areas of diversity...
- Voices Against Death. // Progressive;May87, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p12
Reports on the results of a Georgia study on the death penalty. Majority's support for alternative sentencing; Percentage of those who favor a mandatory 25-year term with restitution to the victim's family; Percentage of those who think juvenile offenders should not be executed; Percentage of...