DPIC Podcasts

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Discussions With DPIC

Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty, With Law Professor John Blume

The U.S. Supreme Court Prepares to Hear Oral Argument in Moore v. Texas

Published: Nov 28, 2016

As the U.S. Supreme Court pre­pares to hear oral argu­ment in Moore v. Texas and con­sid­er the con­sti­tu­tion­al­i­ty of the state’s approach to decid­ing whether a defen­dant is intel­lec­tu­al­ly dis­abled, Cornell Law School Professor John Blume joins us to share his exper­tise on intel­lec­tu­al dis­abil­i­ty and the death penal­ty. He pro­vides con­text on the Supreme Court’s 2002 deci­sion, Atkins v. Virginia, which banned the exe­cu­tion of defen­dants with intel­lec­tu­al dis­abil­i­ties, and describes the clin­i­cal cri­te­ria used in most deter­mi­na­tions of intel­lec­tu­al dis­abil­i­ty. In the sec­ond half of the con­ver­sa­tion, Professor…

Discussions With DPIC

Law professor and author John Bessler

Discussing Justice Stephen Breyer’s historic dissent in Glossip v. Gross

Published: Oct 21, 2016

Law pro­fes­sor and author John Bessler joins DPIC exec­u­tive direc­tor Robert Dunham to dis­cuss Against the Death Penalty,” a book ver­sion of Justice Stephen Breyer’s his­toric dis­sent in *Glossip v. Gross* in which he ques­tions the con­sti­tu­tion­al­i­ty of the death penal­ty. Professor Bessler edit­ed the book and wrote an exten­sive intro­duc­tion explain­ing the sig­nif­i­cance of the opin­ion. In a wide-rang­ing con­ver­sa­tion, Bessler and Dunham dis­cuss the dis­sent itself, the nation­al con­text of the deci­sion, and the pos­si­ble effects of an 8‑member Supreme Court.

Discussions With DPIC

Jeffrey Wood and the Texas Law of Parties

with Expert Guest Kate Black

Published: Sep 14, 2016

Today, DPIC launch­es a new pod­cast series, Discussions With DPIC,” which will fea­ture month­ly, unscript­ed con­ver­sa­tions with death penal­ty experts on a wide vari­ety of top­ics. The inau­gur­al episode fea­tures a con­ver­sa­tion between Texas Defender Services staff attor­ney Kate Black and DPIC host Anne Holsinger, who dis­cuss the case of Jeffrey Wood and Texas’ unusu­al legal doc­trine known as the law of par­ties.” Wood’s case gar­nered nation­al media atten­tion because he was sen­tenced to death despite hav­ing nei­ther killed any­one nor even intend­ed that a killing take place. His execution,…