Amici are teachers in New York law schools who have studied the operation of the death penalty for the purpose of teaching the subject, writing about it in scholarly journals, or representing persons accused or convicted of capital crimes. Most
Analyzing AEDPA and arguing that perfunctory state opinions in habeas corpus cases should be reviewed de novo rather than deferring to state courts.
Is AEDPA's statute of limitations constitutional in barring habeas corpus petitions in situations where petitioners can make a "colorable showing" of innocence.
The death penalty is an issue that affects the LGBT community and that hate crime legislation is not helpful to advancing the interests of the community.
Delays associated with capital punishment implicate constitutional issues; article explores a potential basis for it (i.e. Eighth Amendment, Sixth Amendment).
Comparative proportionality review protects death penalty defendants' procedural rights and ensures fairness and compliance with the Eighth Amendment.
The concept of closure and how it relates to incarcerated individuals, victims, and how it cannot be used to justify the death penalty.
Other Issues in this Volume
- Closing the Circle: Case v. Nebraska and the Future of Habeas Reform
- Understanding the Public Health Policies behind Ferguson
- Is the Attorney General the Custodian of An Ins Detainee - Personal Jurisdiction and the Immediate Custodian Rule in Immigration-Related Habeas Actions
- Suspect Choices: Lineup Procedures and the Abdication of Judicial and Prosecutorial Responsibility for Improving the Criminal Justice System