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Capital litigation attorney Elizabeth Franklin-Best writes that the U.S. Supreme Court’s most recently published death penalty decision, Glossip v. Gross, has become more notable for Justice Breyer’s dissent than for its “reticent journey into the murky wilds of legal injection jurisprudence.” Breyer calls for full reconsideration of the constitutionality of the death penalty as a punishment and offers a road map for challenges going forward. Franklin-Best also discusses other death penalty cases from the 2014-2015 Term as well as the death penalty cases to be argued in the 2015-2016 Term.

By Elizabeth Franklin-Best in December 2015
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Capital Cases
Willie Herring’s case cried out for mitigation. The cry went unanswered. The 5-4 decision from the Ohio Supreme Court in Herring’s case does not break new ground. It does, however, provide important reminders about the duty of capital defense attorneys to ensure that a comprehensive mitigation investigation is conducted in every case.
By Natman Schaye in April 2015
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Accepting Miller’s ­Invitation: Conducting a Capital-Style Mitigation Investigation in Juvenile-Life-Without-Parole Cases
The 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Miller v. Alabama issued an invitation for the defense bar to create a fairer and more individualized sentencing landscape in juvenile cases with a potential sentence of life without parole (JLWOP). JLWOP cases now are arguably the constitutional equivalent of death penalty cases, and thus the principles of capital mitigation investigations should apply. The defense team’s investigation must include an exhaustive examination of the client, his life, medical and mental health, social connections, and environment.
By Betsy Wilson and Amanda Myers in April 2015
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Capital Cases
The botched lethal executions in Oklahoma, Ohio, and Arizona have many legal experts questioning whether methods used for carrying out these killings violate the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
By Carol A. Turowski in October 2014
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Capital Cases

Capital Cases Michael Ogul August/September 2000 42 Dealing with Victim Impact Evidence [Part 2] Editor's Note: This is the second installment of Michael Ogul's article on victim impact evidence in capital cases. Part 1 is in the June 2000 issue of The Champion No Victim Impact Testimony Sho

By Michael Ogul in August/September 2000
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Capital Cases

Capital Cases John H. Blume, Pamela Blume Leonard November 2000 63 Principles of Developing and Presenting Mental Health Evidence in Criminal Cases Mentally disordered clients can be challenging, their crimes bizarre, their lives tragic and their illnesses difficult to convey. To address mental h

By John H. Blume, Pamela Blume Leonard in November 2000
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Capital Cases

Capital Cases Richard S. Jaffe January/February 2001 35   Ten Principles for Individualized Voir Dire on the Death Penalty Mrs. Hunter was called to serve for jury duty, but asked to be excused because she didn't believe in capital punishment and didn't want her personal thoughts to prevent the

By Richard S. Jaffe in January/February 2001
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Cross-Examination in Capital Cases

Cross-Examination in Capital Cases Stephen P. Lindsay March 2001 24 “Cross-examination” is a pond chock full of hungry alligators. The object is to get from one side of the pond to the other. The task is to wade in carefully. Don't tick off the alligators until you get very close to the other side.

By Stephen P. Lindsay in March 2001
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Capital Cases

Capital Cases Wanda D. Foglia, Nathan M. Schenker July 2001 26 Arbitrary and Capricious After All These Years: Constitutional Problems With Capital Jurors' Decision Making These days the public is starting to have doubts about the death penalty. It is no longer just defense attorneys who suspect

By Wanda D. Foglia, Nathan M. Schenker in July 2001
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Capital Cases John H. Blume, Pamela Blume Leonard May 2002 58 Authors' Note: This article is meant to supplement two previous articles, The Elements of a Competent and Reliable Mental Health Examination, 1 which describes the process for acquiring an accurate assessment of a client's mental condi

By John H. Blume, Pamela Blume Leonard in May 2002
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