On June 4th, 1996, the New York Times reported the previous day’s U.S. Supreme Court decision which upheld the use of the death penalty in military trials. While this expansion of capital punishment was criticized by opponents of the death penalty around the country, one voice was missing from the chorus, that of Henry Schwarzschild, long-time director of theAmerican Civil Liberties Union’s Capital Punishment Project and founder and leader of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Henry’s obituary ran in the same edition of the Times. Throughout his life Henry set “an example of uncompromising commitment” to social change. With his death the nation and the world lost an eloquent and tireless moral leader in the fight against the death penalty.
Brian Eschels I. National Consensus Through Practice II. Where Do Courts Look For National Sentencing Statistics? III. Possible Sources of Offender Age Data IV. Clark Prosecutor Data V. Trends in the Execution of Emerging Adults In A Decent Proposal: Exempting
By Ben Notterman In order to address the dearth of available legal services for indigent communities, we should put ideology to the side and focus instead on the verifiable economic effects of legal aid. These effects can be leveraged to secure funding
Andrew Michaels∞ I. Introduction II. The Court’s Death Penalty And Categorical-Exemption Jurisprudence A. Atkins and Roper: The Court’s Articulation of the Two-Part Test for Categorical Exemption B. Graham: Finding a National Consensus Against a Punishment Based Solely on the Rarity of its Implementation III. Why
Overview of reasons for choosing the death penalty as the subject of the colloquium.