Critical Analysis of McCleskey v. Kemp
a. Begin with brief and general view of racism in the death penalty process.
i. Talk about overall view of racism and the death penalty.
b. Explain the general significance of McCleskey v. Kemp.
i. First case post-Furman that highlighted institutional racism in the death penalty process. Provided a direct correlation between race and the sentencing process in capital punishment cases. ii. Exposed the failures of Furman v. Georgia.
c. State my objective for the paper.
i. My objective is to critically analyze the analyses of the Supreme Court Justices, the advocates, and finally the public.
II. Background of McCleskey v. Kemp
a. Brief summary of the facts of the case
b. Brief summation