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25 Sep 2007, 10:56 am
(NOTE: See the Comment below for a suggestion that the Court has ruled on a constitutional challenge to an execution method more recently than 1879 -- In re Kemmler, in 1890, involving the electric chair.) [read post]
5 Aug 2007, 2:48 am
William Kemmler was the first person executed in the electric chair. [read post]
29 Jun 2015, 3:16 am by NCC Staff
The Justices referenced an earlier death-sentence case, In re Kemmler from 1890, which held that the first use of the electric chair was constitutional under the 14th Amendment. [read post]
14 Jun 2012, 6:24 am by Steve Erickson
In the worst cases, such a failure may actually produce physical "torture or a lingering death," In re Kemmler, supra, the evils of most immediate concern to the drafters of the Amendment. [read post]
28 Jul 2014, 3:32 am by Scott Bomboy
The Justices referenced an earlier death sentence case, In re Kemmler from 1890, which held that the first use of the electric chair was constitutional, but under the 14th Amendment. [read post]
27 Jan 2015, 2:06 am by Scott Bomboy
The Justices referenced an earlier death-sentence case, In re Kemmler from 1890, which held that the first use of the electric chair was constitutional under the 14th Amendment. [read post]
29 Jun 2017, 3:22 am by Scott Bomboy
The Justices referenced an earlier death-sentence case, In re Kemmler from 1890, which held that the first use of the electric chair was constitutional under the 14th Amendment. [read post]
8 Feb 2008, 8:13 am
Constituton’s Eighth Amendment, had upheld execution by the electric chair in 1890, in the case of In re Kemmler, and that the Supreme Court had last addressed the constitutionality of any method of execution in  1946 (Francis  v. [read post]
10 Nov 2007, 10:07 pm
California, 543 U.S. 499 (2005).........60In re Kemmler, 136 U.S. 436 (1890) ............... 2, 32 viiLaGrand v. [read post]
22 Mar 2016, 6:33 am by MBettman
”) In re Kemmler, 136 U.S. 436 (1890) (punishments are cruel “when they involve torture or a lingering death. [read post]