Barclay v. Florida

In Barclay v. Florida, 463 U.S. 939 (1983), a plurality of the Court held that the defendant's racial motive for a murder (as indicated by his membership in the Black Liberation Army, which advocated indiscriminate killing of white people and the initiation of a race war) was properly considered by the sentencing court because it was relevant to several statutory aggravating factors in sentencing. Id. at 949-50.