The issue of the inequality and arbitrariness surrounding the imposition of the death penalty in United States of America (US) has been a subject of discussion for many years. It is not surprising that in 1972 ( Furman v Georgia ) 1 the US Supreme Court suspended all the death penalty statutes and imposed a moratorium on executions pending the revision of these statutes with a view of making the punishmentʼs administration more just. Even after the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976 ( Gregg v Georgia ), 2 research from different disciplines has revealed that race plays an important role in the imposition and administration of the death penalty in the US. It has been argued by many and therefore not surprising that there exist ethnoracial discrimination in the US Criminal Justice system (with the black minority allegedly being punished more severely than their white counterparts). However, while many acknowledge race as an influential factor in the US justice administration system, there has been little effort geared towards the understanding of the US Supreme Courtʼs role in protecting [or not protecting] the minority race defendants against unjust treatment in Americaʼs capital sentencing regime. Most Deserving of
International Human Rights Law Review – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2012
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