The death penalty doesn't have long-term effects reducing homicide, it has large fiscal and moral costs; focus on it prevents us exploring other solutions.
Supreme Court hasn't examined fairness in death penalty cases and reduced obstacles to its use; abolitionists need legislative and political strategies.
Data shows decisions to charge and sentence defendants to death are not based on legally relevant factors; explores relevancy of factors in Texas cases.
Article discusses the Ted Bundy case and debunks myths about Ted Budy receiving super due process and his attorneys caused delays in executing his sentence.
Impact of Teague's limits on habeas corpus jurisdiction and the Teague nonretroactivity doctrine.
Effects of implementing FIDSA and how it can be used to combat racism in death sentencing cases.
A cataloguing of wrongful convictions in NY over a 20 year period, supporting position that NY should not reenact death penalty.
Data analysis of various habeas procedures and doctrines through looking at habeas cases in SDNY in a three year period.
Looking at Hauptmann and Bigelow capital punishment cases to explore how our system is still fallible and how innocents can be sentenced to death.
High number of those given death penalty not many executed, reflecting state uncertainty around death penalty; looking at data to support this conclusion.
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
- Losing the Negative Right of Privacy: Building Sexual and Reproductive Freedom
- Family Like any Other Family: Alternative Methods of Defining Family in Law, A
- Tax Glasnost for Millionaires: Peeking behind the Veil of Ignorance along the Publicity-Privacy Continuum
- Mending the Safety Net's Safety Net: The Federal Courts Study Committee's Proposals for Reforming the Social Security Disability Benefits Review Process
- Woman behind the Blindfold: Toward a Feminist Reconstruction of Rawls' Theory of Justice, The