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430 US 704 Darden v. Florida

430 U.S. 704

97 S.Ct. 1671

51 L.Ed.2d 751

Willie Jasper DARDEN, petitioner,
v.
State of FLORIDA

No. 76-5382

Supreme Court of the United States

April 19, 1977

On Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Florida.

April 19, 1977. PER CURIAM.

1

The writ of certiorari is dismissed as improvidently granted.

2

Mr. Justice BRENNAN, with whom Mr. Justice MARSHALL joins, dissents and, adhering to his view that capital punishment is in all circumstances prohibited as cruel and unusual punishment by the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments would set aside the death sentence imposed in this case.