Discussion of the Teague v. Lane's new rule on retroactivity in criminal cases and its effect on past criminal cases.
Examination of the of the increasing time limitations on death row inmate's ability to file habease corpus petitions.
Examines parameters within which defense counsel can argue that a prosecutor's closing statement establishes grounds for reversing a death sentence.
Argues the necessity of public education and exposure of capital trials in order to educate the public regarding the injustice of the death penalty.
Examination of inadequacy of state and federal level checks on preventing factual inaccuracies resulting in wrongful executions.
Examination of if Teague and its exceptions continue to protect the innocent defendant as do the rules pertaining to abuse of the writ and procedural default.
Examination of the declining use of executive clemency in capital cases
Exploration of reasons for and possible explanations regarding the growing public support for the death penalty
Discussion regarding the inadequacy of counsel provided to defendants i capital cases.
Discussion of the scope and availability of habeas corpus defenses to capital case defendants in light of recent Supreme Court decisions.
Overview of reasons for choosing the death penalty as the subject of the colloquium.
Other Issues in this Volume
- The Supreme Court and Daily Life: Who Will the Court Protect in the 1990s--Introduction
- Throwing the Book at Revelations: First Amendment Implications of Enforcing Reporters' Promises
- Contractarians and Feminists Debate Prostitution
- Affirmative Action: Unresolved Questions Amidst a Changing Judiciary
- Ambivalence in State Capital Punishment Policy: An Empirical Sounding
- Great Writ in Action: Empirical Light on the Federal Habeas Corpus Debate, The
- Prosecutorial and Jury Decision-Making in Post-Furman Texas Capital Cases
- Reclaiming the Gavel: Making Sense out of the Death Penalty Debate in State Legislatures
- Classical Nostalgia: Racism, Contract Ideology, and Formalist Legal Reasoning in Patterson v. McLean Credit Union
- Mending the Safety Net's Safety Net: The Federal Courts Study Committee's Proposals for Reforming the Social Security Disability Benefits Review Process
- Family Like any Other Family: Alternative Methods of Defining Family in Law, A
- Woman behind the Blindfold: Toward a Feminist Reconstruction of Rawls' Theory of Justice, The