James B. Jacobs
New York University School of Law
Tim Lynch
New York University School of Law

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This Day at Law

US Supreme Court ruled death penalty unconstitutional

On June 29, 1972, in Furman v. Georgia, the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty -- as invoked by many states at that time -- was unconstitutional as cruel and unusual punishment contrary to the Eighth Amendment.

Seychelles gains independence

On June 29, 1976, the Seychelles in Africa gained independence from the United Kingdom.Read the Constitution of the Seychelles.

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