Ohio death penalty ruling [6th Circuit]

Ohio death penalty ruling [6th Circuit]

Davis v. Mitchell, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, February 4, 2003 [overturning an Ohio death penalty conviction on the grounds that the trial judge's instruction to the jury left the impression that juror unanimity was required to mitigate the punishment from death to life imprisonment, violating the Eighth Amendment]. Read the opinion here. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here