On June 29, 1972, the United States Supreme Court issued its
landmark decision in Furman v. Georgia,1 vacating the death sentences
imposed upon capital defendants in Georgia and Texas.
"Enactment of the Florida Death Penalty Statute, 1972: History and Analysis,"
Nova Law Review: Vol. 16
, Article 10.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/nlr/vol16/iss3/10