Criminal Law Keyed to Dressler
McCleskey v. Kemp
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After appeal to the state supreme court was denied, the Petitioner filed a writ of habeas corpus in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. One of the Petitioner’s claims was that the Georgia capital sentencing process is administered in a racially discriminatory manner. In support of his writ, the Petitioner offered “the Baldus study” that purported to show a disparity in the imposition of the death sentence in Georgia based on the race of the murder victim and the race of the defendant. The Baldus study indicated that black defendants who kill white victims have the greatest likelihood of receiving the death penalty.
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