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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • Capital punishment -- United States

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Edition Notes

StatementCharles Doyle
SeriesMajor studies of the Congressional Research Service -- 1975-76, reel 1, fr. 0527
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
Pagination16, 100 p.
Number of Pages100
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15448779M

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