Adams v. Texas
100 S. CT. 2521, 448 U.S. 38, 65 L. ED. 2D 581, 1980.SCT.42379
Supreme Court of the United States
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This capital case presents the question whether Texas contravened the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments as construed and applied in Witherspoon v. Illinois, 391 U.S. 510 (1968), when it excluded members of the venire from jury service because they were unable to take an oath that the mandatory penalty of death or imprisonment for life would not "affect [their] deliberations on any issue of fact." We hold that there were exclusions that were inconsistent with Witherspoon, and we therefore reverse the sentence of death imposed on the petitioner.
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- Category: Law
- Published: 25 June 1980
- Publisher: LawApp Publishers
- Print Length: 21 Pages
- Language: English