428 U.S. 923 (1976), 75-6596, Alvord v. Florida

Docket NºNo. 75-6596.
Citation428 U.S. 923, 96 S.Ct. 3234, 49 L.Ed.2d 1226
Party NameGary Eldon ALVORD, petitioner, v. FLORIDA.
Case DateJuly 06, 1976
CourtUnited States Supreme Court

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428 U.S. 923 (1976)

96 S.Ct. 3234, 49 L.Ed.2d 1226

Gary Eldon ALVORD, petitioner,

v.

FLORIDA.

No. 75-6596.

United States Supreme Court.

July 6, 1976

Rehearing Denied Oct. 4, 1976.

OPINION

Petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of Florida.

Denied.

Mr. Justice BRENNAN and Mr. Justice MARSHALL, dissenting:

Petitioner contends that he was unconstitutionally convicted because a statement he [96 S.Ct. 3235] made during in-custody interrogation was admitted in evidence during the prosecution's case-in-chief, despite the absence of any warning to petitioner that if he could not afford an attorney one would be appointed to represent him before questioning. See Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, 86 S.Ct. 1602, 16 L.Ed.2d 694 (1966). On the

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record in this case, we would grant certiorari and set case for oral argument.

In any event, the imposition and carrying out of the death penalty in this case constitutes cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153, 227, 96 S.Ct. 2971, 49 L.Ed.2d 904 (1976) (Brennan, J., dissenting); id., at 231, 96 S.Ct. 2973 (Marshall, J., dissenting). We would therefore grant certiorari and vacate judgment in this case insofar as it leaves undisturbed the death sentence imposed.

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    • United States
    • Federal Cases United States District Courts 5th Circuit United States District Courts. 5th Circuit. Southern District of Texas
    • March 5, 1984
    ...and remanded, 422 U.S. 1053, 95 S.Ct. 2674, 45 L.Ed.2d 706 (1975), reaff'd, 525 F.2d 1199 (5th Cir.1976) (on remand), cert. denied, 428 U.S. 923, 96 S.Ct. 3234, 49 L.Ed.2d 1226. However, in the absence of probable cause, the search of the vehicle was limited to large areas of the vehicle in......
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