Murder at the Supreme Court : lethal crimes and landmark cases / Martin Clancy and Tim O'Brien.
Author: Clancy, Martin.
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9781616146481 (hbk.)
Description: 410 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject: United States. Supreme Court Cases.
Capital punishment United States.
Discrimination in capital punishment United States.
Contents: The road to the death house -- The death penalty lives again -- Good guy/bad guy? same guy?---proportionality and the death penalty -- Black on white-race and the death penalty -- Murder and mental capacity -- Juvenile killers-should they die? -- Medicate to execute? -- Getting even-retribution and the death penalty -- Non-triggermen---just as guilty? -- The victims left behind---survivors' impact on the death penalty -- The mechanics of death -- "Actual innocence" -- Ineffective assistance of counsel---worst crimes?...or just worst lawyers? -- Closing arguments.