Entries tagged with “Karen Gottlieb

Policy Issues



History of the Death Penalty




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

United States Supreme Court


Nov 30, 2017

The Courts Struck Down Florida’s Death-Sentencing Law in 2016. What’s Happened Since?

In 2016, both the U.S. Supreme Court and the Florida Supreme Court struck down Florida’s death-sen­tenc­ing statute. Since then, the Florida courts and leg­is­la­ture have been fig­ur­ing out how to apply those deci­sions to the near­ly 400 con­demned pris­on­ers on the state’s death row. Executive Director Robert Dunham inter­views Karen Gottlieb, the Co-Director of the Florida Center for Capital Representation at Florida International University, who dis­cuss­es the court cas­es and what has hap­pened in Florida as a result, includ­ing explain­ing how the deci­sion has been inter­pret­ed to apply to only…