TITLE

The Ballad of Gary Gilmore

PUB. DATE
January 1977
SOURCE
National Review;1/7/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article criticizes the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to lift the stay of execution imposed on convicted murderer Gary Mark Gilmore. The split vote by the Supreme Court demonstrates the ambivalence of the courts towards capital punishment and shows that the authorities are experiencing difficulties in making a final disposition of the case. Gilmore has now taken advantage of this weakness and ambiguity and turned himself into a popcult hero.
ACCESSION #
6071307

 

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