TITLE

A Reflection on Furman

AUTHOR(S)
Higginbotham, Patrick E.
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
American Journal of Criminal Law;Spring2007, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p199
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author ponders on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Furman v. Georgia, which ruled on the requirement for a degree of consistency in the application of the death penalty. He believes death penalty generates interest in the coverage of federal review of state criminal convictions. He emphasizes that the declining role of the inferior federal courts on collateral review increases the need for Supreme Court review on direct appeal of claims of constitutional error in criminal convictions.
ACCESSION #
34757904

 

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