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Sep 16, 2021

NEW SCHOLARSHIP: History Says Those Left on Death Row After Capital Punishment Statutes are Struck Down or Repealed Should Not be Executed

What should become of indi­vid­u­als who are await­ing exe­cu­tion fol­low­ing the repeal or judi­cial inval­i­da­tion of cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment leg­is­la­tion?,” ask authors James R. Acker (pic­tured, left) and Brian W. Stull (pic­tured, right) in a recent arti­cle pub­lished in the Akron Law Review. If his­to­ry is a guide, they say, the pris­on­ers’ lives should be spared.