Bill of Rights
This website has good information about the Bill of Rights.
"Gregg v. Georgia." "In 1972, the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty systems then in place were unconstitutional violations of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on “cruel and unusual” punishments." Bill of Rights. 2010. Nov. 9 2012.
This website was a very good primary resource. It gave me the summary of the whole case in a couple of sentence.
"Gregg v. Georgia." "Troy Leon Gregg and other inmates who were on death row claimed that a death sentence was a direct violation of the 8th and 14th amendments to the United States Constitution." laws.com for kids. 2012. 11/8/12.
This website was a primary resource. It gave me little information but good information.
GREGG v. GEORGIA. The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.
This website was very resourceful. This article was primary, it gave me background information on who voted against it and who voted for it.
Dan T. Coenen. "Some observers had predicted that the Court's earlier ruling in Furman v. Georgia (1972)—which struck down state systems that afforded juries sweeping discretion in imposing the death penalty—would spell the end of capital punishment in the United States." Government and Politics. 10/4/2004. Nov. 9. 2012.
This primary resource gave me very good information and details.
Gregg v. Georgia
Innocent Death Row Prisoners