NEW RESOURCES: DPIC's Latest Podcast Addresses the Supreme Court's Role in the Death Penalty

The latest edition of the Death Penalty Information Center’s series of podcasts, DPIC on the Issues, is now available. This podcast addresses questions about the U.S. Supreme Court’s role in overseeing the constitutionality of the death penalty. The podcast discusses the kinds of cases the Court takes on review and briefly describes a few key Supreme Court decisions on the death penalty, including Furman v. Georgia and Gregg v. Georgia. The Supreme Court’s role in the recent limitations on applying the death penalty, such as the ban on executing juvenile offenders and those with intellectual disabilities, is also discussed. Click here to listen to this latest podcast, the 15th in DPIC’s series. Generally, the series offers brief, informative discussions of important death penalty issues. Other recent episodes include discussions on the Legal Process and on Mental Illness. You can subscribe to receive automatic updates through iTunes when new episodes are posted and receive access to all previous episodes. Other audio and video resources, along with all of DPIC’s podcasts, can be found on our Multimedia page.

DPIC’s podcasts may be useful for students researching this issue. Many of our podcasts are available on our iPhone App as well.

(DPIC, posted August 8, 2011). If you have suggestions for topics you would like to see addressed in future podcasts, contact us at [email protected]. See also Supreme Court and Student Resources.