Lockhart v. McCree
Significance, The Lower Courts Rule, The Majority's Argument, The Dissent, Related Cases
A. L. Lockhart
Ardia V. McCree
That the removal of prospective jurors who oppose the death penalty is a violation of a defendant's constitutional rights.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
John Steven Clark
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Samuel R. Gross
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger, Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist (writing for the Court), Byron R. White
William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens
Date of Decision
5 May 1986
That the removal of prospective jurors who oppose capital punishment is not unconstitutional.
- Chandler, Ralph C. The Constitutional Law Dictionary. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, Inc., 1987.
- Haney, Craig, and Deana Dorman Logan. "Broken Promise: The Supreme Court's Response to Social Science Research on Capital Punishment." Journal of Social Issues, summer 1994, p. 75.
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