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Furman v Georgia ruling? AQA Gov4A Supreme Court watch

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    The ruling that I have for Furman V Georgia is that the method used for the death penalty was unconstitutional. I decided to look it up to see what method it referred to (I assumed electric chair) but google results suggested that it was more a case of "should the death penalty be used in this particular case?"

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    What I've got is that the court decided that the death penalty, as then imposed, was a "cruel and unusual punishment" and thereby violated the 8th Amendment and so led to the more widespread use of lethal injection, but not entirely sure if that's right!
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    That's pretty much what I have so I'll go with that. Thanks
 
 
 
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