Capital Punishment on Trial: Furman v. Georgia and the Death Penalty in Modern America (Landmark Law Cases and American Society). Recommended by WORLD magazine. "Tightly written and thoughtful ... well-researched, well-written."
Capital Punishment on Trial: Furman v. Georgia and the Death Penalty in Modern America (Hardcover)
The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America..In 1972, in a most unlikely victory, the Supreme Court struck down Georgia's death penalty law in Furman v. Georgia. Though the decision had sharply divided the justices, nearly everyone, including the justices themselves, believed Furman would mean the end of executions in America...
Gary Mark Gilmore was an American criminal who gained international notoriety for demanding the implementation of his death sentence for two murders he committed in Utah. After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a new series of death penalty statutes in the 1976 decision Gregg v. Georgia, he became the first person in almost ten years to be executed in the United States. These new statutes avoided the problems under the 1972 decision in Furman v. Georgia.
In 1967, after spending two years in the Peace Corps teaching English in Turkey, Elaine Jones applied to the University of Virginia’s Law School. She was one of seven females and two blacks accepted that year. Jones was the first black woman to graduate with a law degree from the school, and in 1970, she went to work for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF). In 1972, Jones was counsel in Furman v. Georgia, a landmark Supreme Court decision that abolished the death penalty in 37…
Today is a little known but important date in American history: on June 29, 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the death penalty unconstitutional in practice in the Furman v. Georgia decision. A number of states scrambled to rewrite their capital punishment statutes and, four years later on July 2, 1976, the Court effectively reversed itself in the Gregg v. Georgia decision. \\ remember the victims, but not with more killing. WORD.
Victor Harry Feguer (1935 – March 15, 1963) was a convicted murderer and the last federal inmate executed in the United States before the moratorium on the death penalty following Furman v. Georgia, and the last person put to death in the state of Iowa. While at the time the news media paid little attention to Victor Feguer or his execution, Timothy McVeigh's execution sparked renewed media interest in Feguer.