Entries tagged with “Academics

Jun 26, 2003

NEW VOICES: Opposing Viewpoints Find Common Ground

Although New York Law School Professor Robert Blecker and Columbia Law School Professor James Liebman fre­quent­ly take oppos­ing sides in pub­lic debates on the death penal­ty, the two men recent­ly revealed their com­mon ground” through a co-authored …

May 12, 2004

NEW VOICES: Scientific Experts Say DNA Evidence Not Infallible”

Scientists who are skep­ti­cal of Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s claim that DNA is infal­li­ble” evi­dence in a death penal­ty case have voiced con­cern about the assump­tion, not­ing that there is no way to avoid all pos­si­ble instances of human err…

Policy Issues





New Voices


Apr 25, 2018

Powerful New Documentaries Explore Death-Penalty Issues

Three pow­er­ful new doc­u­men­taries that explore the mod­ern death penal­ty in the United States are set to pre­miere this April. Oscar-win­ning actress Viola Davis and Julius Tennon are exec­u­tive pro­duc­ers of The Last Defense…

Facts & Research

United States Supreme Court


New Voices


Executions Overview


Nov 14, 2007

Supreme Court Review of Lethal Injections Attracts Advocates from Many Disciplines

In addi­tion to the main brief sub­mit­ted by the Petitioner in Baze v. Rees, sev­er­al ami­cus curi­ae briefs have been filed in sup­port of the inmates from Kentucky who are chal­leng­ing the con­sti­tu­tion­al­i­ty of lethal injec­tions as prac­ticed in their st…