Unconstitutionality of Death Qualifying a Jury Prior to the Determination of Guilt: The Fair-Cross-Section Requirement in Capital Cases, The

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Colussi, Joseph A.
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1982
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INTRODUCTION|In the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Witherspoon v. Illinois, many varied attacks have been levied against the traditional practice of permitting a jury, whose membership has been culled of hardened opponents of the death penalty, to determine the guilt of a person charged with a capital offense. The focus of the earliest attacks was directed at the propensities of prospective jurors. The Witherspoon Court had suggested that a successful attack of the death qualifying process...
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15 Creighton L. Rev. 595 (1981-1982)
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Creighton University School of Law
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