The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution forbids cruel and unusual punishment. In 1972, the Supreme Court ruled in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty was unconstitutional, despite the fact that 1.) the death penalty existed at the time of the writing of the Eighth Amendment; and 2.) it applied to all felonies. In the 1976 decision of Gregg v. Georgia, the Supreme Court once again recognized the constitutionality of the death penalty, and this article explains why this was a correct decision.
What Does It Mean to Be Constitutional?
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