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27 March 1973: U.S. Senate Bill S.1401. (detail)

27 March 1973: U.S. Senate Bill S.1401. (detail)

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Title

27 March 1973: U.S. Senate Bill S.1401. (detail)

Description

Senator Ervin co-sponsored this bill, intended "To establish rational criteria for the mandatory imposition of the sentence of death..." by federal courts in cases of murder and treason. It was proposed in response to the Furman v. Georgia decision.

Source

Sam Ervin Jr. Papers, #3847, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Date

March 27, 1973