Civil Liberties Minute

The Supreme Court vs. the Supreme Court

The 1976 Supreme Court decision that reinstated the death penalty rested on the premise that death penalty laws would insure that the ultimate penalty was meted out only for the most heinous murders.

Faced with a state statute that in 2018 makes 98%, perhaps 100%, of all persons charged with murder eligible for capital punishment, how did the Supreme Court rule?

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