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The Resource Courting death : the Supreme Court and capital punishment, Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker

Courting death : the Supreme Court and capital punishment, Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker

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Courting death : the Supreme Court and capital punishment
Title
Courting death
Title remainder
the Supreme Court and capital punishment
Statement of responsibility
Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Unique among Western democracies in refusing to eradicate the death penalty, the United States has attempted instead to reform and rationalize state death penalty practices through federal constitutional law. Courting Death traces the unusual and distinctive history of top-down judicial regulation of capital punishment under the Constitution and its unanticipated consequences for our time. In the 1960s and 1970s, in the face of widespread abolition of the death penalty around the world, provisions for capital punishment that had long fallen under the purview of the states were challenged in federal courts. The U.S. Supreme Court intervened in two landmark decisions, first by constitutionally invalidating the death penalty in Furman v. Georgia (1972) on the grounds that it was capricious and discriminatory, followed four years later by its restoration in Gregg v. Georgia (1976). Since then, by neither retaining capital punishment in unfettered form nor abolishing it outright, the Supreme Court has created a complex regulatory apparatus that has brought executions in many states to a halt, while also failing to address the problems that led the Court to intervene in the first place. While execution chambers remain active in several states, constitutional regulation has contributed to the death penalty's new fragility. In the next decade or two, Carol Steiker and Jordan Steiker argue, the fate of the American death penalty is likely to be sealed by this failed judicial experiment. Courting Death illuminates both the promise and pitfalls of constitutional regulation of contentious social issues"--
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Steiker, Carol S.
Index
index present
LC call number
KF9227.C2
LC item number
S74 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Steiker, Jordan M.
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Capital punishment
  • Judicial review
  • Discrimination in capital punishment
  • Capital punishment
  • Capital punishment
  • Discrimination in capital punishment
  • Judicial review
  • United States
Label
Courting death : the Supreme Court and capital punishment, Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • An
  • Unsustainable system?
  • Recurring patterns in constitutional regulation
  • The
  • Future of the American death penalty
  • Life after death
  • Before constitutional regulation
  • The
  • Supreme Court steps in
  • The
  • Invisibility of race in the constitutional revolution
  • Between the Supreme Court and the states
  • The
  • Failures of regulation
Control code
946907252
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780674737426
Lccn
2016015005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946907252
Label
Courting death : the Supreme Court and capital punishment, Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-372) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • An
  • Unsustainable system?
  • Recurring patterns in constitutional regulation
  • The
  • Future of the American death penalty
  • Life after death
  • Before constitutional regulation
  • The
  • Supreme Court steps in
  • The
  • Invisibility of race in the constitutional revolution
  • Between the Supreme Court and the states
  • The
  • Failures of regulation
Control code
946907252
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780674737426
Lccn
2016015005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946907252

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