Eddings v. Oklahoma (1982) (Death penalty) Inscribed Lewis F. Powell
Slip Opinion of the United States Supreme Court of a Landmark Decision Concerning the Death Penalty Inscribed by Justice Powell Supreme Court of the United States. [Powell, Lewis F. (1907-1998)]. Eddings v. Oklahoma, Certiorari to the Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma. [Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1982]. ii, 12, 3, , 8 pp. Octavo. Stapled wrappers. Presentation inscription by Justice Powell on cover page. Fine. $300. * This landmark decision concerned the first case since capital punishment was reinstated in which the Court overturned the death sentence of a minor, stating it violated the 8th Amendment's prohibition of "cruel and unusual punishments." Justice Powell wrote the opinion of the Court. Bench opinions are issued by the U.S. Supreme Court immediately after the announcement of a decision. Slip opinions are issued afterwards. Often incorporating corrections, they are the first printings of a decision intended for wide dissemination and review. After that stage the revised slip opinions are added to the latest paperback volume of United States Reports. A year later, that volume is printed in its final, authoritative, hardcover form.
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