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Gregg v. Georgia

United States Supreme Court
428 U.S. 153 (1976)


Facts

Gregg (defendant) was convicted by a jury on two counts of armed robbery and two counts of murder. After the verdicts were handed down, a penalty hearing was conducted before the same jury, which imposed the death penalty. The Georgia Supreme Court set aside the death sentence for armed robbery on the ground that capital punishment had rarely been utilized for that crime, but upheld the death penalty for the murder conviction. The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to review.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Stewart, J.)

Dissent (Marshall, J.)

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