Stewart v. Massachusetts, No. 71-5446

Decision Date29 June 1972
Docket NumberNo. 71-5446
Citation33 L.Ed.2d 744,92 S.Ct. 2845,408 U.S. 845
PartiesJohn S. STEWART v. MASSACHUSETTS
CourtU.S. Supreme Court

PER CURIAM.

The appellant in this case was sentenced to death. The imposition and carrying out of that death penalty constitutes cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238, 92 S.Ct. 2726, 33 L.Ed.2d 346 (1972). The motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is granted. The judgment is therefore vacated insofar as it leaves undisturbed the death penalty imposed, and the case is remanded for further proceedings.

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