Capital Punishment Returns

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Lifting the death penalty moratorium imposed in 1972 by its decision in Furman v. Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court held in the 1976 case of Gregg v. Georgia that capital punishment was not inherently "cruel and unusual."  The Court upheld Georgia's new guidelines and procedures in capital punishment cases, which became a model for other states.
 

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