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KING v. LYNAUGH

March 21, 1989

KING, LEON RUTHERFORD, PETITIONER
v.
LYNAUGH, JAMES A., DIRECTOR, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS



C.A. 5th Cir.; Reported below: 850 F.2d 1055.

Rehnquist, Brennan, White, Marshall, Blackmun, Stevens, O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy

[ 489 U.S. Page 1093]

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 a writ of certiorari is denied.

Disposition

 Application 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

[ 489 U.S. Page 1094]

     (1976), we would grant the application for stay of execution and the petition for a writ of certiorari and vacate the death sentence in this case.

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