Darden v. Florida, No. 76-5382

CourtUnited States Supreme Court
Writing for the CourtBRENNAN
Citation97 S.Ct. 1671,51 L.Ed.2d 751,430 U.S. 704
PartiesWillie Jasper DARDEN, petitioner, v. State of FLORIDA
Docket NumberNo. 76-5382
Decision Date19 April 1977

430 U.S. 704
97 S.Ct. 1671
51 L.Ed.2d 751
Willie Jasper DARDEN, petitioner,

v.

State of FLORIDA

No. 76-5382

Supreme Court of the United States

April 19, 1977

On Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Florida.

April 19, 1977. PER CURIAM.

The writ of certiorari is dismissed as improvidently granted.

Mr. Justice BRENNAN, with whom Mr. Justice MARSHALL joins, dissents and, adhering to his view that capital punishment is in all circumstances prohibited as cruel and unusual punishment by the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments would set aside the death sentence imposed in this case.

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  • Darden v. Wainwright, No. 85-5319
    • United States
    • United States Supreme Court
    • June 23, 1986
    ...misconduct, 429 U.S. 1036, 97 S.Ct. 729, 50 L.Ed.2d 747 (1977), heard oral argument, and dismissed the writ as improvidently granted, 430 U.S. 704, 97 S.Ct. 1671, 51 L.Ed.2d 751 (1977). Petitioner then sought federal habeas corpus relief, raising the same claims he raises here. The District......
  • Dugger v. Adams, No. 87-121
    • United States
    • United States Supreme Court
    • February 28, 1989
    ...jury was misled about its role in the capital sentencing process. See Darden v. State, 329 So.2d 287 (1976) (direct appeal), cert. dism'd, 430 U.S. 704, 97 S.Ct. 1671, 51 L.Ed.2d 751 (1977); Darden v. State, 372 So.2d 437 (1979) (first Rule 3.850 motion).6 Indeed, in "choos[ing] to address"......
  • Darden v. Wainwright, No. 81-5590
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (11th Circuit)
    • February 22, 1984
    ...petition for writ of certiorari, 429 U.S. 917, 97 S.Ct. 308, 50 L.Ed.2d 282, but later dismissed the writ as improvidently granted, 430 U.S. 704, 97 S.Ct. 1671, 51 L.Ed.2d After the Governor of Florida signed a warrant for Darden's execution, Darden filed a petition for habeas relief in the......
  • Brooks v. State, No. SC92011.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Florida
    • May 25, 2000
    ...severe 762 So.2d 908 verdict of guilt than it would have otherwise done." Darden v. State, 329 So.2d 287, 289 (Fla.1976), cert. denied, 430 U.S. 704, 97 S.Ct. 1671, 51 L.Ed.2d 751 (1977). Each case must be considered on its own merits, however, and within the circumstances surrounding the c......
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  • Darden v. Wainwright, No. 85-5319
    • United States
    • United States Supreme Court
    • June 23, 1986
    ...misconduct, 429 U.S. 1036, 97 S.Ct. 729, 50 L.Ed.2d 747 (1977), heard oral argument, and dismissed the writ as improvidently granted, 430 U.S. 704, 97 S.Ct. 1671, 51 L.Ed.2d 751 (1977). Petitioner then sought federal habeas corpus relief, raising the same claims he raises here. The District......
  • Dugger v. Adams, No. 87-121
    • United States
    • United States Supreme Court
    • February 28, 1989
    ...jury was misled about its role in the capital sentencing process. See Darden v. State, 329 So.2d 287 (1976) (direct appeal), cert. dism'd, 430 U.S. 704, 97 S.Ct. 1671, 51 L.Ed.2d 751 (1977); Darden v. State, 372 So.2d 437 (1979) (first Rule 3.850 motion).6 Indeed, in "choos[ing] to address"......
  • Darden v. Wainwright, No. 81-5590
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (11th Circuit)
    • February 22, 1984
    ...petition for writ of certiorari, 429 U.S. 917, 97 S.Ct. 308, 50 L.Ed.2d 282, but later dismissed the writ as improvidently granted, 430 U.S. 704, 97 S.Ct. 1671, 51 L.Ed.2d After the Governor of Florida signed a warrant for Darden's execution, Darden filed a petition for habeas relief in the......
  • Brooks v. State, No. SC92011.
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Florida
    • May 25, 2000
    ...severe 762 So.2d 908 verdict of guilt than it would have otherwise done." Darden v. State, 329 So.2d 287, 289 (Fla.1976), cert. denied, 430 U.S. 704, 97 S.Ct. 1671, 51 L.Ed.2d 751 (1977). Each case must be considered on its own merits, however, and within the circumstances surrounding the c......
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