Pro to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"The Court granted certiorari in these cases to consider whether the death penalty is any longer a permissible form of punishment. It is the judgment of five Justices that the death penalty, as customarily prescribed and implemented in this country today, offends the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments. The reasons for that judgment are stated in five separate opinions, expressing as many separate rationales. In my view, none of these opinions provides a constitutionally adequate foundation for the Court's decision."
"Dissenting Opinion," Furman v. Georgia, June 29, 1972
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, other relevant advanced degrees, corrections and government officials with significant involvement in, or related to, death penalty issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, 1972–1987
Partner, Hunton, Williams, Gay, Powell and Gibson, 1933-1971
Trustee and General Counsel, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1971
President, American College of Trial Lawyers, 1968-1970
President, American Bar Association, 1964-1965
Chairman, Richmond School Board, 1952-1961
Colonel, Intelligence, US Army Corps, WWII
LLM, Harvard School of Law, 1932
JD, Washington and Lee College, 1931
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