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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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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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