AP U.S. Government 3.1 Civil Rights and Liberties

AP U.S. Government 3.1 Civil Rights and Liberties. The Supreme Court has ruled all of the following about the death penalty except what?

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death penalty has been around for a long time in

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the united states dating all the way back to the

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early sixteen hundreds when a man was executed for allegedly

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serving as a spanish spy Well let's See how the

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supreme court has dealt with the legal system's last dying

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wish has the supreme court ruled that a a separate

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trial for considering the sentence in a capital case is

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constitutional Yep In greg v georgia the supreme court upheld

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a two step process for dealing with the death penalty

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First trial determined whether or not the suspect was guilty

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of the crimes at hand and the second trial determined

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whether or not those crimes merited the death penalty is

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gone Did the spring court ever rule that be African

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american defendants tend to receive the death sentence more frequently

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than white defendants know we wish it weren't so but

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infirm and v georgia The court found that african americans

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as well as the poor in general were more likely

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to receive the death penalty than white wealthier persons convicted

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of the same murders Because of that the court suspended

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all existing death Penalties until they could sort out a

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fairer sentencing process That's how greg be georgia came into

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play both b and c are goners did the supreme

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court ruled that e the death penalty itself is not

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cruel or unusual Well the supreme court has ruled that

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the death penalty is not a cruel or unusual punishment

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Sorry eighth amendment In fact in louisiana the rez weber

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the court went so far as to say that a

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person could be subjected to elect execution a second time

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if the electric chair fizzled out during the first attempt

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So if he is a shocking way to go uh

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that means the supreme court has not ruled that d

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mandatory death sentences for certain crimes are constitutional Woodson v

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north carolina the supreme court ruled that mandatory death sentences

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are not constitutional Sure some crimes can receive the death

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penalty but judges and juries need thio pull the trigger

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when delivering that fatal sentence So d is the correct

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answer Thankfully not every question on the ap government test 00:02:33.283 --> [endTime] is a life or death decisions