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WASHINGTON v. MISSISSIPPI. SUP. CT. MISS. FINNEY V. GEORGIA

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES


*fn*: April 16, 1979.

WASHINGTON
v.
MISSISSIPPI. SUP. CT. MISS.

FINNEY
v.
GEORGIA

Sup. Ct. Ga. Reported below: No. 78-6091, 361 So. 2d 61; No. 78-6253, 242 Ga. 582, 250 S. E. 2d 388.

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Certiorari denied.

MR. JUSTICE BRENNAN and MR. JUSTICE MARSHALL, dissenting.

Adhering to our views that the death penalty is in all circumstances cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the

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     Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153, 227, 231 (1976), we would grant certiorari and vacate the death sentences in these cases.


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