Monday, March 28, 2022

Bookman: The Sentencing of Lee Harvey Oswald

Marc Bookman executive Director of The Atlantic Center for Capital Representation writes in "The Practical Lawyer":

President John Kennedy's assassin Lee Harvey Oswald "never had a trial, a sentence or appeal.  A look back at what might have been is a reminder of how arbitrary an d capricious capital punishment is." What would have Oswald's trial have look like?

Bookman's article looks a the potential impact that mitigation may have played in Oswald's sentence had he been convicted and whether or not Oswald would have been around long enough to benefit from the United State Supreme Court's 1972 decision in Furman v. Georgia. 

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