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DC sniper's lawyers argue against death sentence in Virginia high court
Lawyers for convicted DC sniper John Allen Muhammad have told the Virginia Supreme Court that Muhammad cannot be sentenced to death because he did not pull the trigger in the 2002 killings. As reported on JURIST's Paper Chase, Muhammad received (More)
Maybe Death Isn't So Different
JURIST Guest Columnist LTC John M. Bickers, a law professor at the US Military Academy at West Point, says that two recent decisions regarding the death penalty show that the Supreme Court seems to accept capital sentencing as a punishment, as long a (More)
Ohio death penalty ruling [6th Circuit]
Davis v. Mitchell, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, February 4, 2003 . Read the opinion here. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here (More)
Maryland death penalty race-bias report [U. Maryland]
An Empirical Analysis of Maryland's Death Sentencing System with Respect to the Influence of Race and Legal Jurisdiction, University of Maryland, Professor Raymond Paternoster and Professor Robert Brame, January 2003 . Read the full text of the (More)