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NCJ Number: 32784 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINAL LAW - DRUG OFFENDERS - MANDATORY LIFE SENTENCES FOR DRUG SELLERS HELD NOT CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT. PEOPLE V BROADIE, 1975
Journal: DICKINSON LAW REVIEW  Volume:80  Issue:2  Dated:(WINTER 1976)  Pages:346-351
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Dickinson School of Law
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Dickinson School of Law
Carlisle, PA 17013
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE NEW YORK STATE COURT OF APPEALS HELD THAT CLASSIFICATION OF THE OFFENSE AS A FELON AND MANDATORY LIFE SENTENCE IMPOSED BY STATUTE DID NOT VIOLATE THE EIGHTH AND FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT.
Abstract: THE COURT FORMULATED FOUR CRITERIA FOR WEIGHING THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF A STATUTORILY IMPOSED PUNISHMENT.
Index Term(s): Appellate courts; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Cruel and unusual punishment; Judicial decisions; Laws and Statutes; Life sentences; Mandatory Sentencing; New York; Punishment
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