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The Resource Against the death penalty, Justice Stephen Breyer ; edited by John Bessler

Against the death penalty, Justice Stephen Breyer ; edited by John Bessler

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Against the death penalty
Title
Against the death penalty
Statement of responsibility
Justice Stephen Breyer ; edited by John Bessler
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A landmark dissenting opinion arguing against the death penalty Does the death penalty violate the Constitution? In Against the Death Penalty, Justice Stephen G. Breyer argues that it does: that it is carried out unfairly and inconsistently, and thus violates the ban on "cruel and unusual punishments" specified by the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. "Today's administration of the death penalty," Breyer writes, "involves three fundamental constitutional defects: (1) serious unreliability, (2) arbitrariness in application, and (3) unconscionably long delays that undermine the death penalty's penological purpose. Perhaps as a result, (4) most places within the United States have abandoned its use." This volume contains Breyer's dissent in the case of Glossip v. Gross, which involved an unsuccessful challenge to Oklahoma's use of a lethal-injection drug because it might cause severe pain. Justice Breyer's legal citations have been edited to make them understandable to a general audience, but the text retains the full force of his powerful argument that the time has come for the Supreme Court to revisit the constitutionality of the death penalty. Breyer was joined in his dissent from the bench by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Their passionate argument has been cited by many legal experts - including fellow Justice Antonin Scalia - as signaling an eventual Court ruling striking down the death penalty. A similar dissent in 1963 by Breyer's mentor, Justice Arthur J. Goldberg, helped set the stage for a later ruling, imposing what turned out to be a four-year moratorium on executions"--
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1938-
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Breyer, Stephen G.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Bessler, John D.
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  • Capital punishment
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Capital punishment
  • United States
Label
Against the death penalty, Justice Stephen Breyer ; edited by John Bessler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover; Front Flap; Title Page; Copyright Information; Table of Contents; Introduction; Justice Breyer's Dissent in Glossip V. Gross; Appendices; Notes; Index; Back Flap; Back Cover
Control code
ocn948669357
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815728900
Lccn
2016017695
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1dgp1zj
  • 5182be93-87b8-4bea-a260-32c5ea80ddc1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948669357
Label
Against the death penalty, Justice Stephen Breyer ; edited by John Bessler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover; Front Flap; Title Page; Copyright Information; Table of Contents; Introduction; Justice Breyer's Dissent in Glossip V. Gross; Appendices; Notes; Index; Back Flap; Back Cover
Control code
ocn948669357
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815728900
Lccn
2016017695
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1dgp1zj
  • 5182be93-87b8-4bea-a260-32c5ea80ddc1
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)948669357

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