444 U.S. 885 (1979), 78-6577, Jordan v. Mississippi

Docket Nº:No. 78-6577
Citation:444 U.S. 885, 100 S.Ct. 175, 62 L.Ed.2d 114
Party Name:Richard Gerald JORDAN, petitioner, v. MISSISSIPPI
Case Date:October 01, 1979
Court:United States Supreme Court
 
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444 U.S. 885 (1979)

100 S.Ct. 175, 62 L.Ed.2d 114

Richard Gerald JORDAN, petitioner,

v.

MISSISSIPPI

No. 78-6577

United States Supreme Court.

October 1, 1979

OPINION

[100 S.Ct. 176] Petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of Mississippi.

Denied.

Mr. Justice BRENNAN and Mr. Justice MARSHALL dissenting:

Adhering to our views that the death penalty is in all circumstances cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153, 227, 231, 96 S.Ct. 2909, 49 L.Ed.2d 859 (1976), we would grant certiorari and vacate the death sentences in these cases.

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