Wilkerson v. Utah
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|United States Supreme Court case in which the Court affirmed the judgement of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Utah in stating that execution by firing squad, as prescribed by the Utah territorial statute, was not cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution. — Excerpted from Wilkerson v. Utah on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Wilkerson v. Utah, 99 U.S. 130 (1879), is a|
ERROR to the Supreme Court of the Territory of Utah.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the court.
Submitted by Mr. E. D. Hoge and Mr. P. L. Williams for the plaintiff in error, and by The Solicitor-General for the defendant in error.
MR. JUSTICE CLIFFORD delivered the opinion of the court.