The Resource A wild justice : the death and resurrection of capital punishment in America, Evan J. Mandery

A wild justice : the death and resurrection of capital punishment in America, Evan J. Mandery

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A wild justice : the death and resurrection of capital punishment in America
Title
A wild justice
Title remainder
the death and resurrection of capital punishment in America
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Evan J. Mandery
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Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing on never-before-published original source detail, the epic story of two of the most consequential, and largely forgotten, moments in Supreme Court history. For two hundred years, the constitutionality of capital punishment had been axiomatic. But in 1962, Justice Arthur Goldberg and his clerk Alan Dershowitz dared to suggest otherwise, launching an underfunded band of civil rights attorneys on a quixotic crusade. In 1972, in a most unlikely victory, the Supreme Court struck down Georgia's death penalty law in Furman v. Georgia. Though the decision had sharply divided the justices, nearly everyone, including the justices themselves, believed Furman would mean the end of executions in America. Instead, states responded with a swift and decisive showing of support for capital punishment. As anxiety about crime rose and public approval of the Supreme Court declined, the stage was set in 1976 for Gregg v. Georgia, in which the Court dramatically reversed direction. A Wild Justice is an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the Court, the justices, and the political complexities of one of the most racially charged and morally vexing issues of our time."--Publisher description
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345.73/0773
Index
index present
LC call number
KF9227.C2
LC item number
M39 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
A wild justice : the death and resurrection of capital punishment in America, Evan J. Mandery
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A wild justice : the death and resurrection of capital punishment in America, Evan J. Mandery
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
An audacious idea, 1963-1971. An audacious idea ; The most important law firm in America ; Surcease of sorrow ; A near knockout ; To license a laundry, to license a life -- Death, 1971-1972. Young lawyers ; Boiling in oil ; Nine law firms ; Whizzer ; Lightning bolts ; A red-letter day -- Resurrection. 1972-1976. Sobering up ; Behind the backlash ; Proving deterrence and rationality ; The lion in winter ; The sausage factory ; Taking stock ; The main event ; The center in control ; Postscript: what might have been -- Glossary of key cases
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
vi, 534 pages
Isbn
9780393239584
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013010126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)811599498

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