Entries tagged with “American Bar Association

Policy Issues

Arbitrariness

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History of the Death Penalty

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Religion

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Oct 17, 2018

ABA Panel Explores History, Morality of Death Penalty

Has the death penal­ty evolved into an anachro­nism?” asked a pan­el at the August 2, 2018 American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Chicago. Moderator Ronald Tabak, chair of the ABA Death Penalty Committee, and pan­elists Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago; Karen Gottlieb, co-direc­tor of the Florida Center for Capital Representation; Meredith Martin Rountree, senior lec­tur­er at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law; and Robert Dunham, exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Death Penalty Information Center sought to answer that ques­tion through a dis­cus­sion of the last forty years…

Facts & Research

Sentencing Data

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Aug 12, 2020

New Resources: Capital Punishment and the State of Criminal Justice 2020

The American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section has released The State of Criminal Justice 2020, its annu­al report on issues, trends, and sig­nif­i­cant changes in America’s crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem. The ABA book includes a chap­ter on sig­nif­i­cant cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment devel­op­ments over the past year, authored by Ronald J. Tabak, chair of the Death Penalty Committee of the ABA’s Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice. Tabak’s analy­sis high­lights the con­tin­u­ing long-term down­ward trend in death sen­tences and exe­cu­tions; geo­graph­ic, racial, and eco­nom­ic fac­tors that, he says, con­tribute to its arbitrary…

Policy Issues

Race

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Public Opinion

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Sentencing Data

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Executions Overview

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Federal Death Penalty

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Aug 10, 2021

NEW RESOURCES: Capital Punishment and the State of Criminal Justice 2021

The American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section has released its annu­al report, The State of Criminal Justice 2021, exam­in­ing major issues, trends, and sig­nif­i­cant changes in America’s crim­i­nal jus­tice system.

Facts & Research

Public Opinion

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Sentencing Data

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United States Supreme Court

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Jul 26, 2023

NEW RESOURCES: Capital Punishment and the State of Criminal Justice 2023

The American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section has announced its forth­com­ing annu­al report, The State of Criminal Justice 2023, exam­in­ing the state of the American crim­i­nal legal system.