Cases and Materials on the Death Penalty

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Author: Nina Rivkind,Steven Shatz,Justin Marceau,Sam Kamin

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781634590419

Category: Capital punishment

Page: 1125

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On this fourth edition, Nina Rivkind and Steve Shatz, the authors of the previous editions, are joined by two co-authors with extensive death penalty law experience: Sam Kamin and Justin Marceau, professors at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. This edition includes eight principal cases decided since the third edition, including Cullen v. Pinholster, the Supreme Court's leading case on the scope of federal habeas corpus and Glossip v. Gross, the Court's latest decision on execution methods, one that produced a debate among four justices about the constitutionality of the death penalty itself. All notes have been updated to reflect recent case and non-case developments concerning the death penalty, and material has been added on the perspectives of victims' families and prison officials. This casebook is a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the Supreme Court's death penalty jurisprudence. Part I contains background information about the death penalty and the Court's seminal cases. Part II addresses constitutional challenges to various aspects of death penalty schemes. Part III considers the litigation of a capital case by examining the Court's constitutional decisions regarding the process as a whole and the penalty phase, in particular. Part IV covers issues arising after the death judgment, specifically, those arising on federal habeas corpus review of the death judgment and those concerning the execution itself. Part V reconsiders the death penalty in light of international norms and from the perspectives of victims' families, prison officials who administer the death penalty, and reformers.

Death Penalty on Trial

A Handbook with Cases, Laws, and Documents

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Author: Gary P. Gershman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 185109606X

Category: Law

Page: 265

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An extensive survey of the pros and cons, evolution, and current issues surrounding one of the hottest topics in today's social debates.

American Constitutional Law

Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes

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Author: Donald P. Kommers,John E. Finn,Gary J. Jacobsohn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742526877

Category: Political Science

Page: 1095

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A course on constitutional law and civil liberties can be-and is-nothing less than an extended inquiry into the meaning of America. American Constitutional Law, newly revised by Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, and Gary J. Jacobsohn, is a casebook made for such an inquiry. True to the liberal arts tradition from which it emerges, it goes beyond the facts and rulings of the great Supreme Court cases to engage important issues of political theory and the nature of our democracy. Although the focus is on law in the United States, Kommers, Finn, and Jacobsohn break new ground by incorporating comparative materials that enrich the study of the American Constitution, challenging the reader to assess American values in light of other legal systems and understandings of governance. In an era of constitutional globalization, this new edition of a distinguished text is essential to an appreciation of tradition and diversity.

Furman V. Georgia

Debating the Death Penalty

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Author: Rebecca Stefoff

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761425830

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

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Discusses the historical use of capital punishement, details the court case of Furman v. Georgia, in which the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was cruel and unusual punishment, and describes the legacy of the case.

Comparative Constitutionalism

Cases and Materials

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Author: Michel Rosenfeld,András Sajó,Susanne Baer

Publisher: West Academic

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1609

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This law school casebook examines how the vast increase in international movements of people, capital, goods, ideas and information affect politics in and beyond nation-states, The rule of law and separation of powers, and fundamental rights. it contains case excerpts from at least 40 countries in all continents, examining the assumptions, choices and trade-offs, strategies and effects of decisions from constitutional courts and human rights tribunals in different legal systems and political contexts. it discusses different theories of constitutionalism and how constitutional democracies address similar issues, In different institutional settings. The second edition newly covers the controversy concerning citations to foreign authorities in U.S. Supreme Court decisions, As well as cases arising out of the war on terrorism, including torture. In particular, there is new material on dignity, gay marriage, data protection, pornography, religious diversity, and developments in social welfare.

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

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Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Cases and Materials on Criminal Law

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Author: Joshua Dressler,Stephen Garvey

Publisher: West Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781628102055

Category: Criminal law

Page: 1139

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This title is a part of our CasebookPlus(tm) offering as ISBN 9781634601658. Learn more at CasebookPlus.com. This popular casebook, through the selection of classic and modern cases, provides an excellent tool for teaching students the common law foundations of the criminal law and modern statutory reform, including the Model Penal Code. Along the way, the casebook considers modern controversies (e.g., "shaming" punishment, capital punishment, broadening sexual assault law, self-defense by battered women, euthanasia, the role of culture in determining culpability), and creatively uses literature (e.g., examining insanity through Edgar Allen Poe's The-Tell Tale Heart) and even "brain teasers" to confront (as the Preface states) "the Big Questions . . . that philosophers, theologians, scientists, and poets, as well as lawyers, have grappled with for centuries." The Seventh Edition, as in the past, includes new cases, as well as updates in the notes that bring current issues of criminal law to the fore. New Power Points have been added to the casebook companion website. For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.

Social Science in Law

Cases and Materials

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Author: John Monahan,Laurens Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 662

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The publication incorporates Dauber v. Merrill Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the United States Supreme Court's landmark decision on scientific evidence in addition to new Daubert-based cases cited throughout the book. The book offers an in-depth discussion of the growing use of survey methods to establish damages in mass tort cases. The authors have integrated the latest Web site addresses to aid in further social science and legal research. It includes selections from two handbooks: the Federal Judicial Center Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence and West's? Modern Scientific Evidence.

Criminal Law and Its Processes

Cases and Materials

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Author: Sanford H. Kadish,Stephen J. Schulhofer

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 1232

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This carefully updated revision of Kadish and Schulhofer's classic casebook on substantive criminal law retains the same interdisciplinary material, sharp analysis, and provocative questions that have made it the bestselling book in the field for more than 25 years. In CRIMINAL LAW AND ITS PROCESSES: Cases and Materials, Sixth Edition, leading cases are juxtaposed with the best of recent commentary, The authors' insightful notes, and interesting non-case literature that addresses the social contexts of the various legal issues. The authors begin by explaining how guilt is established, then address justification of punishment, rape, homicide, The significance of resulting harm, group criminality, exculpation, And The theft offenses. New topical coverage includes: blackmail, expanded treatment of RICO, suicide, and euthanasia (including the Cruzan case And The most recent Michigan Court of Appeal case involving Dr. Kevorkian), sentencing guidelines, And The nature of prison punishment in America. Among the new principal cases, you'll find: Commonwealth v. Berkowitz and in re M.T.S., significant rape cases from Pennsylvania and New Jersey Staples v. United States, The latest strict liability decision of the Supreme Court Harmelin v. Maichigan on cruel and unusual punishment Cheek v. United States, The most recent venture of the Supreme Court into the mistake of law Shannon v. United States on legal insanity Numerour questions and comments help students develop the analytical skills they need to master the doctrine.

Books in Series

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835221092

Category: Monographic series

Page: 1756

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Capital Punishment and the Judicial Process

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Author: Randall Coyne,Lyn Entzeroth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594602726

Category: Law

Page: 1110

View: 1135

This new edition updates and expands the second. With the media's attention continually focused on capital punishment cases, the death penalty remains a lightning-rod issue. Coyne and Entzeroth concentrate on Eighth Amendment and capital punishment issues and include a discussion of post-conviction and federal habeas corpus issues. It includes consideration of all major Supreme Court cases interpreting the new law, and discusses recent developments in the field, including an expanded focus on innocence and the American Bar Association's call for a moratorium on executions. "The authors have provided a comprehensive text on the subject and filled a major void in this area. Moreover, as their 1996-97 supplement indicates, they intend to continue to provide their readers with the most current and complete materials regarding capital punishment. They deserve thanks and congratulations for all of us who are interested in this area of the law." - Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice review of the first edition