Texas Law Requiring Veniremen’s Oath That the Death Penalty Will Not Affect Their Deliberations is Unconstitutional as Applied
Posey, Frank A.
MetadataShow full item record
Describes the United States Supreme Court’s case Adams v. Texas. The Court in Adams held unconstitutional a Texas statute that required jury members to take an oath that their opinion will not be affect by the possibility of a death penalty sentence. The author believes this decision places Texas in line with the new Witherspoon qualifications and the nation’s treatment of capital punishment.