Death is an exceptional punishment. No punishment is more severe or more final. Though legislators have increasingly been imposing mandatory sentences for criminal offenses, the Constitution forbids a mandatory death penalty. Despite its exceptional character, the number of people who have been condemned to die has grown steadily in the past twenty-five years. As of January 1, 2002, there were 3711 people awaiting execution in the United States. If the government revoked the due process rights of condemned inmates today, and began executing them at a rate of one per day, it would take over ten years to kill them all.
A panel discussion about current topics in policing from the Fourth National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference.
Scholars discuss the most significant immigration-related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, their ramifications, and what to expect in 2020.
Experts discuss legal developments and related ramifications one year after President Trump declared a national emergency at the U.S. Southern Border with Mexico in order to build a wall.
"It's important to note that scholars have long observed that political discourse and political events can contribute to the frequency of bias incidents. In fact, this phenomenon has a name today. It's called the Trump Effect."