TITLE

CAN CONGRESS OVERTURN GRAHAM V. FLORIDA?

AUTHOR(S)
RÉ, RICHARD M.
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Winter2011, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p367
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents arguments related to the Graham versus Florida case that should allow for the possibility of interbranch dialogue regarding the practical meaning of the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The author discusses that jurisprudence on the amendment would offer democratic legitimacy and federal efforts might be catalyzed by the courts in enforcing the amendment leading to probable reforms in state sentencing. It is reported that these would result in more court credibility and more justice for criminal defendants.
ACCESSION #
58113049

 

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