The book's description of events—including the 1963 circulation of an anti-death-penalty memo written by then-Supreme Court clerk Alan Dershowitz and the cataclysmic 1972 decision by then-Chief Justice Warren Burger to change his vote in Furman v. Georgia—make for edge-of-your-seat reading, the Slate reviewer says.
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The Death Penalty’s Many Brushes with Death
- Sunday, Sep 08 2013
- News Roundup
- Written by PLP News
Evan Mandery's new book, A Wild Justice, chronicles the many times that the U.S. Supreme Court came close to declaring the death penalty unconstitutional. So reports an article from Slate.