April 3, 1989
HANCE, WILLIAM H., PETITIONER
ZANT, WALTER, SUPERINTENDENT, GEORGIA DIAGNOSTIC AND CLASSIFICATION CENTER AT JACKSON
Sup. Ct. Ga. Reported below: 2258 Ga. 649, 373 S.E.2d 184.
Rehnquist, Brennan, White, Marshall, Blackmun, Stevens, O'Connor, Scalia, Kennedy
The petition for writ of certiorari is denied.
Justice Brennan and Justice Marshall dissenting:
Adhering to our views that the death penalty is in all circumstances cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153, 227, 231 (1976), we would grant certiorari and vacate the death sentence in this case.
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