This article examines the quantitative and qualitative requirements encompassed in the Supreme Court's latest formulation of the role of statutory aggravating circumstances in death penalty law. The author further evaluates current state statutory aggravating circumstances in light of this new formulation. Finally, the author urges an extensive analysis by the Court in reviewing state sentencing systems to ensure Furman's promise of rationality in determining who deserves to die.
Bruce S. Ledewitz,
The New Roles of Statutory Aggravating Circumstances in American Death Penalty Law,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol22/iss2/3