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Louisiana ex rel. Francis v. Resweber - Petitioner's Claim, Decision, Significance, A Cruel And Unusual Punishment?, What Is The State's Responsibility?

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Petitioner

Willie Francis

Respondent

E. L. Resweber, Sheriff of St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, et al.

Chief Lawyer for Petitioner

James Skelly Wright

Chief Lawyers for Respondent

Michael E. Culligan, L. O. Pecot

Justices for the Court

Hugo Lafayette Black, Felix Frankfurter, Robert H. Jackson, Stanley Forman Reed (writing for the Court), Fred Moore Vinson

Justices Dissenting

Harold Burton, William O. Douglas, Frank Murphy, Wiley Blount Rutledge

Place

Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

13 January 1947

Related Cases

  • In re Kemmler, 136 U.S. 436 (1890).
  • Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153 (1976).
  • Proffitt v. Florida, 428 U.S. 242 (1976).
  • Jurek v. Texas, 428 U.S. 262 (1976).
  • Stanford v. Kentucky, 492 U.S. 361 (1989).
  • Wilson v. Seiter, 501 U.S. 294 (1991).

Sources

Sifakis, Carl. The Encyclopedia of American Crime. New York: Facts on File, 1982.

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