Furman v. Georgia

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Furman v. Georgia
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Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238 (1972), was a United States Supreme Court decision that ruled on the requirement for a degree of consistency in the application of the death penalty. The Court consolidated Jackson v. Georgia and Branch v. Texas with the Furman decision, and thus also invalidated the death penalty for rape.— Excerpted from Furman v. Georgia on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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428 U.S. 153
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

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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