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Carol Steiker & Jordan M. Steiker, The Racial Origins of the Supreme Court's Death Penalty Oversight, 42 Hum. Rts. 14 (2016).

Abstract: he article focuses on the history of execution of death penalty law in the U.S. It reports abolishment of death penalty in Michigan, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin. It also discusses the amendment regarding prohibition of death penalty law; history of African American slavery and lynch mob violence; and Tennessee's abolition of capital punishment.