McCleskey v. Kemp was a Supreme Court decision in 1987 that upheld the use of the death penalty, which was challenged by Warren McCleskey (who was black) as unconstitutional due to racial biases in sentencing and in the administration of capital punishment in Georgia. It is one of the most controversial decisions on the use of capital punishment following the Supreme Court's reinstatement of capital punishment in Gregg v. Georgia in 1976.

McCleskey and three other accomplices entered a furniture store, tied up the customers, and ...

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