Davis v. Georgia
429 U.S. 122 (1976)

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Davis v. Georgia, 429 U.S. 122 (1976)

Davis v. Georgia

No. 76-5403

Decided December 6, 1976

429 U.S. 122

Syllabus

Petitioner's death sentence for murder cannot be carried out where one prospective juror was excluded from the jury for cause for merely expressing scruples against the death penalty, rather than being irrevocably committed to vote against it. Witherspoon v. Illinois,391 U. S. 510.

Certiorari granted; 236 Ga. 804, 225 S.E.2d 241, reversed and remanded.

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