Wilkerson v. Utah

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Wilkerson v. Utah by Nathan Clifford

Wilkerson v. Utah, 99 U.S. 130 (1879), is a 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.

United States Supreme Court

99 U.S. 130

Wilkerson  v.  Utah

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.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).