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SCOTUS’ Bucklew v. Precythe Decision: Prof. Garrett Epps and Prof. Kim Wehle Express Their Views

One of the Supreme Court cases that was deemed “one to watch” at the start of the current term was decided last week. Some court-watchers thought Bucklew v. Precythe might be another bellwether for how conservative the court was becoming. … Continue reading

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Prof. Bessler Discusses Capital Punishment as Guest on National Constitution Center Podcast

UB School of Law Prof. John Bessler, one of the nation’s leading scholars on capital punishment, was one of two guests on a March 14 podcast on the topic produced by the National Constitution Center. Find the full 49-minute podcast … Continue reading

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Prof. Meyerson Offers Preview of Supreme Court Term in WYPR Radio Interview

The Supreme Court began its new term this week with just eight justices on the bench. How does the empty seat influence which cases the court decides to hear, and how the justices rule? In today’s On the Record program … Continue reading

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The ‘Machinery of Death’ is Back on the Docket

“From this day forward,” Justice Harry Blackmun announced in 1994, “I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.” Blackmun had long been in favor mandatory death sentences. But after 25 years of support, he said, he felt “morally and intellectually … Continue reading

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