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A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America

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For two hundred years, the constitutionality of capital punishment had been axiomatic. But in 1962, Justice Arthur Goldberg and his clerk Alan Dershowitz dared to suggest otherwise, launching an underfunded band of civil rights attorneys on a quixotic crusade. In 1972, in a most unlikely victory, the Supreme Court struck down Georgia's death penalty law in . Though the decision had sharply divided the justices, nearly everyone, including the justices themselves, believed would mean the end of executions in America.

Synopsis:

Editor's Choice Drawing on never-before-published original source detail, the epic story of two of the most consequential, and largely forgotten, moments in Supreme Court history.

About the Author

Evan J. Mandery is a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. A former capital defense attorney, he is the author of five previous books. He lives in Manhasset, New York.

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ISBN:
9780393348965
Author:
Mandery, Evan J.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Law : General
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
20.96 x 13.97 mm

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