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THOMPSON v. JAMES A. LYNAUGH

July 7, 1987

THOMPSON, JOHN RUSSELL, PETITIONER
v.
JAMES A. LYNAUGH, DIRECTOR, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS



C.A. 5th Cir. Reported below: 821 F.2d 1054

The application for stay of execution of sentence of death presented to Justice White and by him referred to the Court is denied. The petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is denied.

Disposition

Certiorari denied.

Justice Brennan and Justice Marshall dissenting:

Adhering to our views that the death penalty is in all circumstances cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153, 227, 231 (1976), we would grant the application for stay of execution, the petition for a writ of certiorari and vacate the death sentence in this case.

Justice Stevens would grant the application for stay of execution of sentence of death.

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