474 U.S. 935 (1985), 85-5308, Thomas v. Mccotter

Docket Nº:No. 85-5308
Citation:474 U.S. 935, 106 S.Ct. 268, 88 L.Ed.2d 275
Party Name:Danny Dean THOMAS, petitioner, v. O.L. McCOTTER, Director, Texas Department of Corrections, et al.
Case Date:October 21, 1985
Court:United States Supreme Court

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474 U.S. 935 (1985)

106 S.Ct. 268, 88 L.Ed.2d 275

Danny Dean THOMAS, petitioner,

v.

O.L. McCOTTER, Director, Texas Department of Corrections, et al.

No. 85-5308

United States Supreme Court.

October 21, 1985

Rehearing Denied Dec. 2, 1985.

OPINION

Petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Denied.

Justice BRENNAN and Justice MARSHALL dissenting:

Adhering to our views that the death penalty is in all circumstances cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the [106 S.Ct. 269] Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153, 227, 231, 96 S.Ct. 2909, 2950, 2973, 49 L.Ed.2d 859 (1976), we would grant certiorari and vacate the death sentence in this case.

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