Arizona death penalty review ruling

[JURIST] The Arizona Supreme Court [official website] ruled Thursday that it would review the death sentences of 27 inmates to determine whether the men should be resentenced. The Court declined to throw out their convictions in the wake of a US Supreme Court ruling from 2002 [Ring v. Arizona - decision syllabus] that found Arizona's death sentencing law unconstitutional because judges, not jurors, decided the sentence. Review State v. Ring [PDF text]; more State v. Ring documents are available from the Arizona Supreme Court website.

 

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