KING v. LYNAUGH

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United States Supreme Court

KING v. LYNAUGH, (1989)

No. 88-6863

Argued:     Decided: March 21, 1989

The application for stay of execution of sentence of death presented to Justice White and by him referred to the Court is denied. The petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is denied.

Justice BRENNAN and Justice MARSHALL, dissenting:

Adhering to our views that the death penalty is in all circumstances cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153 , 227, 231, 2950, 2973 (1976), we would grant the application for stay of execution and the petition for a writ of certiorari and vacate the death sentence in this case.[ King v. Lynaugh 489 U.S. 1093 (1989) ]

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