Entries tagged with “Brandon Smith

Policy Issues

Arbitrariness

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Federal Death Penalty

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Nov 30, 2015

Defendants Begin Systemic Challenges to Constitutionality of Death Penalty

Lawyers for cap­i­tal defen­dants and death row inmates across the coun­try have begun to respond to what lawyers in one fed­er­al case described as the clar­i­on call for recon­sid­er­a­tion of the con­sti­tu­tion­al­i­ty of the death penal­ty” issued by Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg in their dis­sent­ing opin­ion in June in Glossip v. Gross.