Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court held that the death penalty for murder was not in and of itself a cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the Eighth Amendment. The Court also ruled that the character of the defendant was to be considered when deciding whether to impose the death penalty.
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August 19, 2010, 5:27 pm