In the first case to be decided under the 1978 death penalty bill the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the death penalty statute does not violate the federal or state constitutions.
Commonwealth v. Zettlemoyer, ___ Pa. , 454 A.2d 937 (1982), cert. denied, 103 S. Ct. 2444 (1983).
Constitutional Law - Eighth Amendment - Capital Punishment - Proportionality Review,
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