Lethal Injection: The New Frontline Against the Death Penalty

October 7, 2009 | Comments Off on Lethal Injection: The New Frontline Against the Death Penalty

Over the years many different strategies of challenging the constitutionality of the Death Penalty have made their way through the courts. The latest line of attack is focused on lethal injection. Last year, in April, 2008 the Supreme Court came down firmly on the side of upholding lethal injection. In Baze v. Rees the Supreme […]

Maybe Cruel, Definitely Unusual

February 3, 2009 | Comments Off on Maybe Cruel, Definitely Unusual

After a one day trial, 13-year-old Joe Sullivan was convicted of burglary and rape, and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.  He and his friends had burglarized the house of an elderly woman, and she was raped, though it is unclear whether Sullivan was the rapist.  Now 33, Sullivan is asking the Supreme […]

DOJ: Bureaucracy Goes from Bad to Lethal

February 3, 2008 | Comments Off on DOJ: Bureaucracy Goes from Bad to Lethal

Few of us spend our days in law school contemplating those whom justice has evaded or ignored, preferring out of necessity to keep our heads low and survive this tiny journey, looking forward to the day when we can take out our shiny new degrees and battle the best of them for positive and systemic […]

New Jersey Abolished the Death Penalty

December 14, 2007 | Comments Off on New Jersey Abolished the Death Penalty

Special Guest Column New Jersey abolished the death penalty this week – an historic moment to be sure, but also just one step in a long nationwide move away from capital punishment. It was two years ago that the New Jersey state legislature put a moratorium on executions and appointed a commission to study the […]