480 U.S. 940 (1987), 86-6121, Griffin v. Pennsylvania

Docket Nº:No. 86-6121
Citation:480 U.S. 940, 107 S.Ct. 1590, 94 L.Ed.2d 779
Party Name:Rodney Lawrence GRIFFIN, petitioner, v. PENNSYLVANIA
Case Date:March 23, 1987
Court:United States Supreme Court
 
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480 U.S. 940 (1987)

107 S.Ct. 1590, 94 L.Ed.2d 779

Rodney Lawrence GRIFFIN, petitioner,

v.

PENNSYLVANIA

No. 86-6121

United States Supreme Court.

March 23, 1987

OPINION

Petition for writ of

certiorari to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Eastern District.

Denied.

Justice BRENNAN and Justice MARSHALL dissenting:

Adhering to our views that the death penalty is in all circumstances cruel and [107 S.Ct. 1591] unusual punishment prohibited by the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153, 227, 231, 96 S.Ct. 2909, 2950, 2973, 49 L.Ed. 859 (1976), we would grant certiorari and vacate the death sentence in this case.

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