Gregg v. Georgia
Significance, Death Penalty Upheld Under Certain Circumstances, Caryl Chessman Trial, Further Readings
Troy Leon Gregg
State of Georgia
That the death penalty, even when imposed under the safeguards applied in the state of Georgia, violates the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
G. Hughel Harrison
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
G. Thomas Davis
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens, Potter Stewart (writing for the Court), Byron R. White
William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall
Date of Decision
2 July 1976
The Supreme Court upheld the death penalty as imposed by Georgia.
- Proffitt v. Florida, 428 U.S. 242 (1976).
- Jurek v. Texas, 428 U.S. 262 (1976).
- Woodson v. North Carolina, 428 U.S. 280 (1976).
- Roberts v. Louisiana, 431 U.S. 633 (1976).
Knappman, Edward W., ed. Great American Trials. Detroit, MI: Visible Ink Press, 1994.
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