Furman v. Georgia

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408 U.S. 238

Furman v. Georgia

No. 69-5003 Argued: January 17, 1972 --- Decided: June 29, 1972 [1]

Imposition and carrying out of death penalty in these cases held to constitute cruel and unusual punishment in violation of Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments.

1^ Together with No. 69-5030, Jackson v. Georgia, on certiorari to the same court, and No. 69-5031, Branch v. Texas, on certiorari to the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas.

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