Book #69456
Item #69456 Eddings v. Oklahoma (1982) (Death penalty) Inscribed Lewis F. Powell. Supreme Court of the United States, Lewis Powell.

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, [1], 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. A U.S. Supreme Court opinion is disseminated through a four-step process. The first is a bench opinion, which is issued on the day the Court announces a decision. A slip opinion, which often incorporates revisions, is issued a few days afterwards. With the addition of an index and other features, such as a table, an opinion is issued later as a softcover Preliminary Print designated as a Part. Over time, it is joined with other parts to make up a preliminary softcover United States Reports volume. A few years later, the opinion, after a final round of editing and indexing, is printed in its final, official, form in the hardcover United States Reports. 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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Book number 69456