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Meltsner, Michael.

Cruel and unusual: the Supreme Court and capital punishment / Michael Meltsner.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Series: Legal History & Biography.

ISBN: 1610270975 (ePub)

ISBN-13: 9781610270977 (ePub)

1. Capital punishment—United States. 2. United States. Supreme Court. I. Title. II. Series.

KF227.C2M4 2011

345'-2011'077 2011-3990

Excerpt from “On Violence and Legitimacy,” by Wilson Carey McWilliams, reprinted by permission of The Yale Law School Journal Company and Fred B. Rothman & Company from The Yale Law Journal, Vol. 79, p. 627.

Excerpt from the article “Death by Degrees,” by Robert Lee Massie, reprinted by permission of Esquire magazine. Copyright © 1971 by Esquire, Inc.

Cover image adapted from a photograph by Scott Langley , reproduced under license with and the Death Penalty Photography Project. It depicts “Old Sparky,” a common electric chair previously used in Texas and now on display at the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville. Copyright by Scott Langley.

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