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Photo, Print, Drawing Capital punishment lawyer Anthony Amsterdam / Brodie.

[ digital file from original drawing ]

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About this Item

Title

  • Capital punishment lawyer Anthony Amsterdam / Brodie.

Summary

  • Drawing shows attorney Anthony Amsterdam presenting an argument before the United States Supreme Court against capital punishment.

Names

  • Brodie, Howard, 1915-2010, artist

Created / Published

  • [Place not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [1970]

Headings

  • -  Amsterdam, Anthony G
  • -  Supreme Court justices--Washington (D.C.)--1970
  • -  Judicial proceedings--Washington (D.C.)--1970
  • -  Executions--Washington (D.C.)--1970

Headings

  • Courtroom sketches--Color--1970.
  • Drawings--Color--1970.

Genre

  • Courtroom sketches--Color--1970
  • Drawings--Color--1970

Notes

  • -  Caption label from exhibit Drawing Justice: Death Penalty Argued Before the Supreme Court. Lawyer Anthony Amsterdam made a specialty of arguing death penalty cases before the Supreme Court, culminating in the 1972 case Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238. Amsterdam had worked through the NAACP's Legal and Educational Defense Fund, building up a case that death penalty sentences, while rarely carried out, were handed down to disproportionate numbers of African Americans. Instead of focusing on the violation of the Fourteenth Amendment, Amsterdam castigated the flawed procedure of jury selection and instruction. Here in one of his earlier cases, Maxwell v. Bishop, 398 U.S. 262 (1970), Amsterdam demonstrated one of the problems with jury selection. In this case the court found a death sentence cannot be carried out if the jury automatically excluded jurors who voiced general objections to the death penalty.
  • -  Title from item.
  • -  Signed and dated on lower right corner.
  • -  Exhibited: "Drawing Justice" at the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C., April - October 2017.

Medium

  • 1 drawing on white paper : inpriomia color and crayon ; sheet 45.7 x 61 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1977:201.36 [item] [P&P]

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Digital Id

  • ppmsca 50995 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.50995

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2016652883

Reproduction Number

  • LC-DIG-ppmsca-50995 (digital file from original drawing)

Rights Advisory

Access Advisory

Online Format

  • image

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Rights & Access

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  • Rights Advisory: Publication may be restricted. For information see "Howard Brodie (1915-2010) Rights and Restrictions Information," https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/435_brod.html
  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-50995 (digital file from original drawing)
  • Call Number: Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1977:201.36 [item] [P&P]
  • Access Advisory: Served by appointment (Unprocessed). To make a request, see "Access to Unprocessed Materials," https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/info/022_unpr.html

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Chicago citation style:

Brodie, Howard, Artist. Capital punishment lawyer Anthony Amsterdam / Brodie. Washington D.C, 1970. [Place not identified: Publisher not identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016652883/.

APA citation style:

Brodie, H. (1970) Capital punishment lawyer Anthony Amsterdam / Brodie. Washington D.C, 1970. [Place not identified: Publisher not identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2016652883/.

MLA citation style:

Brodie, Howard, Artist. Capital punishment lawyer Anthony Amsterdam / Brodie. [Place not identified: Publisher not identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2016652883/>.