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Buchanan v. Angelone

Docket No.: 96-8400
Argued: November 3, 1997
Decided: January 21, 1998

Topics:

Amendment 8: Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Criminal Procedure, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Death Penalty, Eighth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, Jury Instructions, capital murder, habeas, habeas corpus, murder

Petitioner: Buchanan
Respondent: Angelone

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
Citation: 103 F.3d 344
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket


522 U.S. 269 (1998)
Question:

Does the Eighth Amendment require that a capital jury be instructed on particular statutory mitigating factors and the concept of mitigating evidence generally?

Buchanan v. Angelone
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 03, 1997

Holding: affirmed
Decision: Decision: 6 votes for Angelone, 3 vote(s) against
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