Tag Archives: Eighth Amendment

Dale E. Ho, Silent at Sentencing: Waiver Doctrine and a Capital Defendant’s Right to Present Migitating Evidence After Schriro v. Landrigan

62 Fla. L. Rev. 763 (2010) | | | | CASE COMMENT ::The consideration of mitigating evidence-evidence that weighs against the imposition of the death penalty in a capital defendant’s individual case-has been deemed a “constitutionally indispensable” feature of a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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J. Richard Broughton, The Second Death Of Capital Punishment

58 Fla. L. Rev. 639 (2006) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Political life is sometimes tragic. As a conservative instrument for safeguarding the government’s obligation and ability to control the governed (which, as Madison reminds us, is a prerequisite … Continue reading

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