Crime Victim Testimony: Payne v. Tennessee

This week, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments for Payne v. Tennessee. The justices are being asked to decide if testimony about… read more

This week, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments for Payne v. Tennessee. The justices are being asked to decide if testimony about the victim should be admitted in court. In this particular case, a convicted murderer argued that his death sentence was imposed arbitrarily by a jury that was swayed by the emotional testimonies of the victim’s relatives. He also said that statements by the prosecutors about the victim’s family prejudiced the jury. Attorneys involved in the case were interviewed outside the Supreme Court. Attorney General Thornburgh was also interviewed, and he spoke about the significance of “victims' rights” to the Bush administration, mentioning that it was “National Victims' Rights Week.” close

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Crime Victim Testimony: Payne v. Tennessee

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Program ID:
17731-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 27, 1991
Last Aired:
Jul 14, 1991

Airing Details

  • Apr 27, 1991 | 4:34am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 27, 1991 | 7:25am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 27, 1991 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 27, 1991 | 10:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 28, 1991 | 11:10am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 13, 1991 | 7:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 14, 1991 | 6:31am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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