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A Wild Justice

The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America


Συγγραφέας: Mandery Evan J.
Εκδότης: WW Norton & Co
ISBN: 9780393239584
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 544
Διαστάσεις: 24x4x17
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "A Wild Justice"

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 Furman v. Georgia. Though the decision had sharply divided the justices, nearly everyone, including the justices themselves, believed Furman would mean the end of executions in America. Instead, states responded with a swift and decisive showing of support for capital punishment. As anxiety about crime rose and public approval of the Supreme Court declined, the stage was set in 1976 for Gregg v. Georgia, in which the Court dramatically reversed direction. A Wild Justice is an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the Court, the justices, and the political complexities of one of the most racially charged and morally vexing issues of our time.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Mandery Evan J.
Κατηγορία: κοινωνιολογία
ISBN: 9780393239584
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 17/09/2013
Εκδότης: WW Norton & Co
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 544
Τόπος έκδοσης: New York
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 932 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 24x4x17 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 8 pages of photographs

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