Case Study: Gregg vs. Georgia Death Penalty

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Running Head: GREGG V. GEORGIA DEATH PENALTY -1976 1 Gregg v. Georgia Death Penalty 1976 [Name of the Writer] [Name of the Institution] [Date of Submission] Table of Contents Introduction 3 Discussion 3 Legal Subculture 3 Judicial Background 4 Political Party Affiliation 4 Public Opinion 5 Politics 5 Conclusion 6 Gregg v. Georgia Death Penalty - 1976 Introduction At least as early as the year of 1735, since colonial times, capital punishment was employed by Georgia with recorded executions. Nine hundred and fifty executions were carried out by Georgia, before the year of 1976. Upholding in particular the death sentence imposed on Gregg, the approval of the death penalty's use in the United States was reaffirmed by the United States' Supreme Court by Gregg v. Georgia (1976). In order to comply with the 8th amendment band on unusual and cruel punishments, main features were set forth by the Supreme Court that must be employed by the capital sentencing procedures. The de Facto moratorium on the death penalty imposed by the Court in its decision in Furman v. Georgia (1972) got ended by this decision essentially. This assignment is about the analysis of judicial decision of Gregg v. Georgia (1976) and its influence on politics, public opinion, political party affiliation, judicial background and legal subculture. Discussion Legal Subculture The application of the death penalty to minority groups and additional restrictions on the death penalty were
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