Cruel and Unusual: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment

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INDEX
Abernathy, Ralph, 7 abolitionist movement: beginning of, 26-34; Enlightenment, 47; Goldberg position ( 1963), 28- 34, 72; organized religion and, 55; public opinion and, 53-56, 121, 282; See also capital punishment; moratorium strategy; individual court cases
Ad Hoc Committee of Psychiatrists for Evaluation of the Death Penalty, 255
Adams, Curtis, Jr., "Boo,"128 aggravation-mitigation proposal, 21-22, 23
Agnew, Spiro, 191, 212
Aikens, Earnest James, Jr., 247, 287
Aikens v. California, 246, 247, 251-252, 267, 268-273
Alabama, 50, 89, 168-185, 221- 222, 237-238
Alaska, 20, 51, 257
Albert Parvin Foundation, 191
Alford v. North Carolina, 225
Allen, Steve, 113
Allott, Gordon, 191
Amaker, Norman, 88, 89, 95-97, 102-103, 110
American Bar Association, 85, 193, 194, 259, 260, 261, 265
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 4-5, 6, 8, 55, 84, 127, 132, 141, 218, 257, 289
American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLUNC), 136-137, 139 AFL-CIO, 189, 262, 263
American Law Institute (ALI), 21-23, 68, 85, 162, 205
American League to Abolish Capital Punishment, 54, 113
American Psychiatric Association, 145
amicus curiae, 27, 120, 145, 158, 162, 170, 180, 201, 261-262
Amsterdam, Anthony G., 26-27, 78-86, 87, 95-97, 100, 102, 108, 109, 112-113, 120, 131, 132, 134-135, 137, 139, 141, 143, 146, 147, 168, 197, 216, 219, 223, 232, 234, 235, 238, 239, 246-252, 264, 266-275, 278, 289, 306-307; background of, 79-80; Boykin brief, 170, 181, 182, 183- 185, 231; Maxwell case, 153- 155, 158-161, 164-167, 199- 208, 210-211
Amsterdam, Lois, 268
Anderson, Robert Page, 140-141, 142, 143, 145
Anderson case, 266-267, 282, 284
anti-miscegenation statutes, 34
Arizona, 54, 225-226
Arkansas, 62, 89-91, 94-105, 154, 158-162, 164-167, 197, 201- 208, 210, 222-223, 233-234
Arkansas Gazette, 261
Askew, Reubin, 307
Bacon, Francis, 149
Bacon, Sylvia, 259, 260
Bailey, F. Lee, 149
Baily, Luther, 62, 95
Barnett, Ross, 7
Barrett, Edward L., Jr., 283, 304
Barrow, Clyde, 54
Bartlett, Richard J., 64
Barzun, Jacques, 37
Baton Rouge Legal Aid Society, 215
Bayh, Birch, 193, 263-264, 265
Bazelon, David, 32
Bean, Thomas, 217
Beasley, Dorothy, 267, 274-277
Beasley, Jere, 290
Beccaria, Cesare, 47
Bedau, Hugo Adam, 47, 53, 54, 113
Bell, Derrick, Jr., 12, 13
Belli, Melvin, 124
Bennett, James V., 255
Bennett, William G., 227
Bentham, Jeremy, 47
Berger, Gary, 137
Berkeley Gazette, 137
Berman, Stephen, 214
beta test, 132-133
Beto, George, 219, 290
Bickel, Alexander M., 24, 45, 65- 66, 176

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xi
  • 1 - The Fund 3
  • 2 - The Court 20
  • 3 - The Facts of Death 45
  • 4 - The Strategy Unfolds 60
  • 5 - The Race Factor 73
  • 6 - Moratorium 106
  • 7 - Simon's Frolic 126
  • 8 - Maxwell 149
  • 9 - Boykin 168
  • 10 - Haynsworth, Carswell, and Blackmun 186
  • 11 - Maxwell (Continued) 199
  • 12 - Taking Stock 214
  • 13 - If the Death Penalty Is to Be Retained at All 229
  • 14 - Powell and Rehnquist 253
  • 15 - Closing In 266
  • 16 - Cruel and Unusual 286
  • Index 329
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