Rudolph v. Alabama
See 375 U.S. 917, 8 S.Ct. 204.
The following questions, inter alia, seem relevant and worthy of argument and Consideration:
Such statistics must of course be regarded with caution. See, e. g., Royall Commission Report on Capital Punishment (1953) 24; Hart, Murder and Its Punishment, 12 N.W.L.Rev. 433, 457 (1957); Allen, Review, 10 Stan.L.Rev. 595, 600 (1958). In Canada, for example, the death sentence was rarely imposed for rape even prior to its formal abolition in 1954. In 1961 there was a slight increase in the number of convictions for rape. See United Nations, Capital Punishment, supra, note 1, at 55.
Fred Blanton, Jr., for petitioner.
Richmond M. Flowers, Atty. Gen. of Alabama, and Leslie Hall, Asst. Atty. Gen., for respondent.
Petition for writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of Alabama.