Kansas v. Marsh
|Kansas v. Marsh|
|Argued December 7, 2005
Reargued April 25, 2006
Decided June 26, 2006
|Full case name||Kansas v. Michael Lee Marsh, II|
|Citations||548 U.S. 163 (more)|
|The Eighth Amendment did not prohibit states from imposing the death penalty when mitigating and aggravating sentencing factors were in equipoise. Kansas Supreme Court reversed and remanded.|
|Majority||Thomas, joined by Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Alito|
|Dissent||Souter, joined by Stevens, Ginsburg, Breyer|
|U.S. Const. amend. VIII|
Kansas v. Marsh, 548 U.S. 163 (2006), is a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that a Kansas death penalty statute was consistent with the United States Constitution. The statute in question provided for a death sentence when the aggravating factors and mitigating factors were of equal weight.
- The Supreme Court, 2005 Term — Leading Cases, 120 Harv. L. Rev. 144 (2006).
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