A Wild Justice
The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America
By Evan J. Mandery
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393239584, 534pp.)
Publication Date: August 2013
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Instead, states responded with a swift and decisive showing of support for capital punishment. As anxiety about crime rose and public approval of the Supreme Court declined, the stage was set in 1976 for Gregg v. Georgia, in which the Court dramatically reversed direction.
A Wild Justice is an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the Court, the justices, and the political complexities of one of the most racially charged and morally vexing issues of our time.