U.S. Supreme Court

Recent Op-Eds Regarding Roper v. Simmons

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Op-Eds are listed in chronological order, with links to the articles below:

Julie Baxter, The Coloradoan

Vivian Berger, National Law Journal

Jeffrey P. Brosco, Tampa (FL) Tribune

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U. S. Supreme Court: Roper v. Simmons, No. 03-633

Argued October 13, 2004

Decided Mar. 1, 2005

 

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Editorials Regarding Roper v. Simmons

The Following Newspapers Have Published Editorials Supporting the Abolition of the Juvenile Death Penalty:

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Excerpts from articles regarding the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Summerlin v. Stewart

Following the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Summerlin v. Stewart on September 2, 2003, numerous press accounts reported on the effect of the decision holding Ring v. Arizona to be retroactive.  Excerpts from a sample of those articles (some of which conflict with one another) follow:

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U.S. Supreme Court: Banks v. Dretke (formerly Banks v. Cockrell)

Prosecutorial Misconduct and Ineffective Counsel: The Case of Delma Banks, Jr.

By George Kendall, counsel for Delma Banks, Jr.

Delma Banks, Jr., is a 43-year old African-American man. The State of Texas intends to execute him on March 12, 2003. In 1980, he was convicted and death-sentenced in Bowie County (east Texas) for the murder of sixteen-year-old Richard Whitehead, a white male. From the moment of his arrest, Mr. Banks has protested that he did not kill Mr. Whitehead and is innocent of this crime. He had never before been convicted of a crime.

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U.S. Supreme Court: Miller-El v. Dretke

U.S. Supreme Court: Abdur'Rahman v. Bell

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