Thursday, July 27, 2017

Fact of the Day: Furman vs Georgia

In 1972 the Supreme Court decided on the case of Furman v. Georgia which decided that capital punishment was unconstitutional in its current forms. The ruling didn't last forever as states made changes to satisfy the Eight Amendment. The United States is the only Western nation to still enforce the death penalty. 

9 comments:

RO said...

That's interesting info that I didn't know.

Pat Hatt said...

I knew they were the only ones to enforce it. Figures it changed a bit just to get it in.

Emmylou said...

Gendry meeting Theon would be a great idea! I've often wondered what happened to him, and that would be a great twist. I honestly think he'll play a major role in the end, but who knows? So freaking frustrated that GRRM has not been forthcoming with the release of the next book....waaaaaaah!

Christine said...

wow, didn't remember that.

Kati said...

Yeah, and it's just crazy!!

-Kati
Almost Stylish

Martha said...

I didn't know this. Interesting.

stephen Hayes said...

Yes, allowing executions doesn't hold America in good stead.

JACKIESUE said...

can't keep this up..no matter the crime..killing is not the answer.

Fundy Blue said...

I am utterly opposed to the death penalty.