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WHITEHEAD v. ILLINOIS

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES


November 2, 1987

WHITEHEAD, JOHN E., PETITIONER
v.
ILLINOIS

Sup. Ct. Ill. Reported below: 116 Ill.2d 425, 508 N.E.2d 687

Rehnquist, Brennan, White, Marshall, Blackmun, Stevens, O'Connor, Scalia

The petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of Illinois is denied.

Disposition

 Certiorari denied. Justice Brennan and Justice Marshall dissenting:

Adhering to our views that the death penalty is in all circumstances cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153, 227, 231 (1976), we would grant certiorari and vacate the death sentence in this case.

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