TITLE

A SENTENCE REINSTATED, A TEXT SET ASIDE: SHIRKING THE LOCKETT DILEMMA IN Ayers v. Belmontes, 127 S. Ct. 469 (2006)

AUTHOR(S)
Komatireddy, Saritha
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Summer2007, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p1085
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Ayers versus Belmontes case. The Supreme Court reinstated the death sentence of Fernando Belmontes. In so ruling, the court skirted the difficulties of the Lockett-Eddings mandate and forewent an opportunity to address fundamental inconsistencies in the application of the death penalty. The arguments behind the court's ruling are mentioned. Background of the case is provided.
ACCESSION #
27874429

 

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