• Understand how the U.S. Supreme Court has guided the death penalty in both policy and practice
  • Discover the various issues that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to grant review
  • Learn how the Court has responded to claims that the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments
  • Know all of the landmark death penalty cases entailed in this chapter and the effects that they have had on capital punishment
  • Consider the issues that are likely to be reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court in the near future based on the rulings in this chapter
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