Gregg vs. Georgia <br />BY: Scott Perlenfein<br />Matt Brechlin <br />
Background Info (Crime)<br />Troy Gregg and Floyd Allen were two hitchhikers <br />The intended to rob the two men<br />Ended up murdering Fred Simmons and Bob Moore <br />Who were later found dead in a ditch with a .25 caliber pistol <br />
Constitutional Issues<br />Gregg was sentenced to death<br />But Gregg said that it was cruel and unusual punishment. <br />The significance was that no one has ever appealed the death sentence as cruel and unusual <br />
The Decision<br />In the end after many arguments by Greggs lawyer to protect him from death<br />The court held their decision for death penalty <br />Therefore the death penalty was not cruel and unusual in the eyes of the court<br />
Lasting Impact<br />This case affected the argument against the death penalty<br />There has always been a debate if the death penalty was acceptable<br />This case escalated this and proved that if you deserved the death penalty you will receive it<br />
The death penalty?<br />Questions:<br /><ul><li>What has happened in this cartoon?
What does this say about innocent people who are proved innocent after they’re dead?
Do you support the death penalty?</li></li></ul><li>Work cited<br />The Oyez Project, Gregg v. Georgia , 428 U.S. 153 (1976) available at: (http://oyez.org/cases/1970-1979/1975/1975_74_6257) <br />(last visited Thursday, February 18, 2010). <br />http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0428_0153_ZS.html<br />Authors -MR. JUSTICE STEWART, MR. JUSTICE POWELL, and MR. JUSTICE STEVENS<br />Title- Gregg vs. Georgia<br />http://law.jrank.org/pages/12836/Gregg-v-Georgia.html<br />Author- Knappman, Edward W<br />Title- Gregg v. Georgia - Significance, Death Penalty Upheld Under Certain Circumstances, Caryl Chessman Trial, Further Readings<br />