Articles Tagged Coker v. Georgia

Steven F. Shatz, The Eighth Amendment, the Death Penalty, and Ordinary Robbery-Burglary Murderers: A California Case Study

59 Fla. L. Rev. 719 (2007) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: On September 20, 1968, after a one-day trial, a Georgia jury sentenced William Henry Furman to death for a felony-murder committed a year earlier and so set the stage for the Supreme Court’s now thirty-five-year-old effort to regulate and rationalize the states’ use […]

Steven J. Wernick, Constitutional Law: Elimination of the Juvenile Death Penalty-Substituting Moral Judgment for a True National Consensus

58 Fla. L. Rev. 471 (2006) | | | | TEXT :: Respondent was convicted of first-degree murder for the torturous abduction and drowning of a woman and was sentenced to death upon the recommendation of the jury. Respondent committed these brutal acts as a seventeen year-old high school student. Despite his age, Respondent was […]