"Furman at 40" - Arbitrariness Lives On In America's Death Penalty System

Event
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"Furman at 40" - Arbitrariness Lives On In America's Death Penalty System

Rebecca Woodman, J.D. Capital Appellate Defender, Adjunct Faculty Washburn Law School

March 7th at 7pm, Shawnee Room - Washburn University Union

In 1972 the United States Supreme Court ruled the death penalty, as then used, was unconstitutional because of arbitrariness. Four years later, the Court approved laws that had supposedly fixed the arbitrariness found in the Furman case. Come and learn more about how the fatal flaws that were present in 1972 still haunt the capital punishment process today.

Sponsered by Amnesty International Group 717 and Criminal Justice Club, Pre-Law Club and Oxfam at Washburn

For more information contact: topeka.amnesty@gmail.com

Shawnee Room Washburn University Union
1700 Southwest College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621
United States