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Furman v. Georgia
United States Supreme Court
408 U.S. 238 (1972)
Furman and others (defendants) were given the death penalty following convictions for murder and rape. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari to determine whether imposition of the death penalty in the cases constituted cruel and unusual punishment.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per Curiam)
Concurrence (Brennan, J.)
Concurrence (Marshall, J.)
Concurrence (Stewart, J.)
Concurrence (Douglas, J.)
Concurrence (White, J.)
Dissent (Rehnquist, J.)
Dissent (Powell, J.)
Dissent (Burger, C.J.)
Dissent (Blackmun, J.)
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