Furman V. Georgia Day
With the loss of our brother death row exoneree Wiley Bridgeman on the top of our hearts and minds, today we commemorate the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court case Furman V. Georgia which struck down the death penalty on June 29, 1972.
WATCH this 2-minute video of death row exoneree Herman Lindsey reading excerpts from Justice Thurgood Marshall's concurring opinion in the case. Justice Marshall was one of two justices whose position was based on a conclusion that the death penalty was inherently cruel and unusual. READ the full excerpt of his opinion.
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