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Woodson v. North Carolina
United States Supreme Court
428 U.S. 280, 96 S.Ct. 2978, 49 L.Ed.2d 944 (1976)
James Tyrone Woodson and three other defendants committed an armed robbery in North Carolina that resulted in the death of a cashier. Woodson and the others were convicted of first-degree murder. A North Carolina statute required a mandatory death sentence for those convicted of first-degree murder, and Woodson and the others were sentenced to death. The Supreme Court of North Carolina affirmed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Stewart, J.)
Dissent (Rehnquist, J.)
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