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xv, 440 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • ch. 1. Capital punishment in America
  • pt. I: Foundational cases. ch. 2. Cruel and unusual as applied--Furman v. Georgia (1972)
  • ch. 3. Not inherently unconstitutional--Gregg v. Georgia (1976)
  • ch. 4. Mandatory death penalty--Woodson v. North Carolina (1976)
  • ch. 5. Mitigating evidence--Lockett v. Ohio (1978), Jurek v. Texas (1976)
  • ch. 6. Racial bias--McCleskey v. Kemp (1987)
  • pt. II: Death-eligibile crimes and persons. ch. 7. Rape and other nonhomicide crimes--Coker v. Georgia (1977)
  • ch. 8. Murder--Godfrey v. Georgia (1980)
  • ch. 9. Felony-murder--Enmund v. Florida (1982) and Tison v. Arizona (1987)
  • ch. 10. The mentally retarded and juveniles--Atkins v. Virginia (2002) and Roper v. Simmons (2005)
  • ch. 11. Child rape--Kennedy v. Louisiana (2008)
  • pt. III: The death penalty trial. ch. 12: Appropriate decisionmakers--Spaziano v. Florida (1984) and Ring v. Arizona (2002)
  • ch. 13: Selecting jurors--Witherspoon v. Illinois (1968), Turner v. Murray (1986), Uttecht v. Brown (2007)
  • ch. 14: Victim impact evidence--Payne v. Tennessee (1991)
  • ch. 15: The sentencing decision--McKoy v. North Carolina (1990) and Kansas v. Marsh (2006)
  • pt. IV: Post-conviction review. ch. 16: Ineffective counsel--Strickland v. Washington (1984) and Williams v. Taylor (2000)
  • ch. 17: Claims of innocence--Herrera v. Collins (1993) and Kansas v. Marsh (2006)
  • pt. V: Execution issues. ch. 18: Insane convicts may not be executed--Ford v. Wainwright (1986) and Panetti v. Quarterman (2007)
  • ch. 19: Method of execution--Baze v. Rees (2008)
  • Appendix A: Facts and figures on murder and the death penalty
  • Appendix B: Understanding statutory provisions.
Death Penalty Cases presents significant verbatim excerpts of death-penalty decisions from the United States Supreme Court. The first chapter introduces the topics discussed throughout the book. It also includes a detailed history of the death penalty in the United States. After this introduction, the remaining eighteen chapters are divided into five parts: Foundational Cases, Death-Eligible Crimes and Persons, The Death Penalty Trial, Post-Conviction Review, and Execution Issues. The first part, consisting of five chapters, talks about the mandatory death penalty, mitigating evidence and racial bias. The next part covers death-eligible crimes, such as rape and other crimes that do not involve homicide and murder. The middle part presents the trial process, from choosing the appropriate decision-makers through the sentencing decision. Followed by this is a chapter focusing on the aftermath of conviction, such as claims of innocence. The book concludes by exploring issues related to execution, such as not executing insane convicts. Finally, execution methods are presented. * Provides the most recent case material--no need to supplement. * Topical organization of cases provides a more logical organization for structuring a course. * Co-authors with different perspectives on the death penalty assures complete impartiality of the material. * Provides the necessary historical background, a clear explanation of the current capital case process, and an impartial description of the controversies surrounding the death penalty * Provides the latest statistics relevant to discussions on the death penalty. * Clearly explains the different ways in which the states process death penalty cases, with excerpts of the most relevant statutes.
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x, 359 p. ; 24 cm.
  • U.S. law and the death penalty
  • Inmates executed in 2003
  • Inmates executed in 2004.
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ix, 362 p. ; 24 cm.
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xi, 348 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Acknowledgements Ch. 1 Capital Punishment: The Law and the Issues Ch. 2 Cruel and Unusual as Applied Furman V. Georgia (1972) Ch. 3 Not Inherently Unconstitutional Gregg v. Georgia (1976) Ch. 4 Texas Death Penalty Procedures Jurek v. Texas (1976) Ch. 5 Rape and the Death PenaltyCoker v. Georgia (1977) Ch. 6 Mandatory Death PenaltyWoodson v. North Carolina (1976) Ch. 7 "Mandatory" Death Statutes Blystone v. Pennsylvania (1990) Ch. 8 Vague Aggravating Factors Godfrey v. Georgia (1980) Ch. 9 Mitigating Evidence Lockett v. Ohio (1978)-- Ch. 10 Jury Unanimity on Mitigating Evidence McKoy v. North Carolina (1990) Ch. 11 Murder Defendants Who Did Not Kill (I) Enmund v. Florida (1982) Ch. 12 Murder Defendants Who Did Not Kill (II)Tison v. Arizona (1987) Ch. 13 Jurors Opposed to Capital PunishmentWitherspoon v. Illinois (1968) Ch. 14 Selecting the "Death-Qualified" Jury Lockhart v. McCree (1986) Ch. 15 Selecting an Unbiased Jury Turner v. Murray (1986) Ch. 16 Victim Impact Evidence Payne v. Tennessee (1991) Ch. 17 Jury Instructions On Parole-Ineligibility Simmons v. South Carolina (1994) Ch. 18 The Right to Effective Counsel Burger v. Kemp (1987) Ch. 19 Capital Sentencing by Judges Spaziano v. Florida (1984) Ch. 20 Proportional Sentencing Review Pulley v. Harris (1984) Ch. 21 Death Sentences and Double Jeopardy Arizona v. Rumsey (1984) Ch. 22 Juveniles May Be Executed Stanford v. Kentucky (1989) Ch. 23 Insane Convicts May Not Be Executed Ford v. Wainwright (1986) Ch. 24 The Mentally Retarded May Not Be Executed Atkins v. Virginia (2002) Ch. 25 Race Discrimination and Capital Punishment McCleskey v. Kemp (1987) Ch. 26 "Innocence" And Federal Habeas Corpus Herrera v. Collins (1993) Appendix A: Facts and Figures on Murder and the Death Penalty Appendix B: Selected Death Penalty Statutes.
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"Death Penalty Cases" provides an unbiased collection of seminal death penalty cases in the United States. It offers full but carefully edited excerpts from 25 different US Supreme Court cases along with helpful introductory materials specially prepared by the editor. It also includes the latest statistical data on capital punishment [and a useful sampling of death penalty statutes]. Together, this material is invaluable for a full understanding of this fascinating subject. Without taking sides on this controversial issue, the author illuminates the arguments and presents the cases that form the framework for US law on capital punishment. The keen selection of the material and the quality and extent of the commentary make this unique textbook a superb resource and an outstanding educational tool. This book contains carefully edited excerpts from 25 landmark US Supreme Court cases. It offers outstanding original interpretation and analysis from the author. It also contains a wealth of impartial material on ethics and historical controversies.
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xix, 849 p. ; 26 cm.
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xi, 260 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • History of the Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause of the 8th Amendment to the US Constitution-- homicide laws in the US-- the role of the legislatures and state courts in developing the law of capital punishment-- habeas corpus law-- 25 death penalty-related cases.
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This textbook studies seminal death penalty cases in the USA. It offers edited excerpts from 25 different US Supreme Court cases, along with supporting materials to assist a full understanding of the legal perspectives of the subject. Without taking a side in this controversial issue, the book illuminates the arguments and illustrates the cases that form the framework for the US law on the subject.
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xvi, 239 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Clemency : the "fail safe" in our criminal justice system
  • Coerced confessions and compelled self-incrimination : revolting to the sense of justice
  • Cruel and unusual punishment : must draw its meaning from the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society
  • Defective lineup procedures : a lineup, conducted without notice to defendant's counsel, is unconstitutional
  • Double jeopardy : not implicit in the concept of ordered liberty
  • Effective assistance of counsel : death is different
  • Equal protection : an exceptional punishment for life prisoners
  • Ex post facto : a government of laws and not of men
  • Fair trials : must be free from a coercive or intimidating atmosphere
  • Jurisdiction : military commissions unauthorized by congressional authority are unconstitutional in jurisdictions where the civil courts are operating constitutionally
  • Jury instructions : in death cases, doubts about a juror's interpretation of an instruction should be resolved in favor of the accused
  • Jury selection : the right to be tried by an impartial jury
  • Sentencing : justice generally requires that there be taken into account the circumstances of the offense together with the character and propensities of the offender
  • Analysis and lessons learned.
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xviii, 369, [15] p. ; 24 cm.
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  • Ten years of Payne : victim impact evidence in capital cases / John H. Blume
  • Constitutional implications of crime victims as participants / Douglas E. Beloof
  • Victim characteristics and victim impact evidence in South Carolina capital cases / Theodore Eisenberg, Stephen P. Garvey, Martin T. Wells
  • The capital jury and empathy : the problem of worthy and unworthy victims / Scott E. Sundby
  • Seeking sanctuary : interviews with family members of capital defendants / Elizabeth Beck, Brenda Sims Blackwell, Pamela Blume Leonard, Michael Mears
  • Victim impact testimony and the psychology of punishment / Janice Nadler, Mary R. Rose
  • The cognitive components of punishment / Jeffrey J. Rachlinski, Forest Jourden
  • What they say at the end : capital victims' families and the press / Samuel R. Gross, Daniel J. Matheson
  • Litigating with victim impact testimony : the serendipity that has come from Payne v. Tennessee / Richard Burr
  • Revenge or mercy? Some thoughts about survivor opinion evidence in death penalty cases / Joseph L. Hoffmann
  • Victim impact evidence : hard to find the real rules / Robert P. Mosteller
  • Speeding in reverse : an anecdotal view of why victim impact testimony should not be driving capital prosecutions / Sheri Lynn Johnson
  • Victim impact statements in capital trials : a selected bibliography / Jean M. Callihan.
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11. Furman at forty [2012]

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vi, 152 pages ; 26 cm
  • Essays. Beyond Citizens United / John Paul Stevens
  • Assessing and addressing the problems caused by life tenure on the Supreme Court / Philip D. Oliver
  • Furman at forty
  • Preface : the folly-and faith-of Furman / John H. Blume and Sheri Lynn Johnson
  • The slow wheels of Furman's machinery of death / Brent E. Newton
  • A sober second thought / Andrew H. Schapiro
  • The abyss of racism / J. Thomas Sullivan
  • Article. The decline of oral argument in the federal courts of appeals : a modest proposal for reform / David R. Cleveland and Steven Wisotsky.
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xix, 290 p. ; 22 cm.
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xii, 276 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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xxix, 723 p. ; 26 cm.
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xii, 935 pages : color portrait ; 28 cm
  • Introduction
  • Books, pamphlets and important ephemera
  • Files
  • Electronic media
  • Graphics inventory
  • Artifacts inventory
  • About the Wangers.
The bibliography concentrates on the death penalty's nature, history, operation, effects, psychology, desirability, and compatibility with religious and moral precepts. Part I contains descriptions and annotations of more than 2,800 books, pamphlets and important ephemera, mostly from the late 18th to the 20th centuries. Other parts list files, electronic media, graphics, and artifacts. Also included are finding lists, comprehensive search lists (references to 97 names and subjects pertaining to capital punishment), and a general index. The collection itself is located in the National Death Penalty Archives at SUNY Albany, where it may be used for research. This research will be aided by two numbers which have been added to these annotations. They are the unique item number of each item (which is preceded by a pound sign) and the number of the archival box at Albany in which the item is located (which is preceded by a percent sign).-- Publisher.
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ix, 518 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: A life of continuous change
  • Born and religiously educated in Brooklyn : Williamsburg and Boro Park
  • My secular education : Brooklyn and Yale
  • My clerkships : Judge Bazelon and Justice Goldberg
  • Beginning my life as an academic : Harvard Law School
  • The evolution of the First Amendment : new meanings for cherished words
  • Direct and vicarious "offensiveness" of obscenity : I am curious (yellow) and Deep throat
  • Disclosure of secrets : the Pentagon papers and Julian Assange
  • Expressions that incite violence and disrupt speakers : Bruce Franklin and the Muslim Student Association
  • The right to falsify history and science : Holocaust denial, space aliens, and academic freedom
  • Defamation and privacy : "he that filches from me my good name"
  • Speech that "supports" terrorist groups : the MEK case
  • Life intrudes on law : illness and other close calls
  • "Death is different" : challenging capital punishment
  • The death penalty for those who don't kill : Ricky and Raymond Tison
  • Using science, law, logic and experience to disprove murder : Von Bülow, Simpson, Sybers, Murphy, and MacDonald
  • Death, politics, religion, and international intrigue : Sharansky, Kennedy, and the former president of the Ukraine
  • Death cases from the classroom to the courtroom and from the courtroom to the classroom : shooting a corpse and crashing a helicopter
  • The changing politics of rape : Mike Tyson, DSK, and student protestors
  • The changing impact of the media on the law : Bill Clinton and Woody Allen
  • The changing face of race : from color blindness to race-specific remedies
  • The crumbling wall between church and state : attempts to Christianize America From human rights to human wrongs : how the hard left hijacked the human rights agenda
  • Conclusion: Closing argument.
Alan Dershowitz has been called the "winningest appellate criminal defense lawyer in history." He has led or been part of the defense team for such storied clients as Bill Clinton, Julian Assange, O. J. Simpson, Claus von Bülow, Mia Farrow, Jeffrey MacDonald, Patty Hearst, Mike Tyson, and many more. Here, for the first time, Dershowitz writes about his evolution as a lawyer--how within a few short years he changed from a C-minus student in Yeshiva High School to become the youngest full professor in the history of Harvard Law School. He describes his formative years as a clerk for the United States Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. He discusses the evolution of his thinking over the years as he tackles the subtleties of censorship and the limits of First Amendment law, the ongoing tension between individual freedom and national security, the evolution of civil rights, and why the abortion rights debate hasn't moved forward since Roe v. Wade. Filled with unforgettable cases and vignettes, Taking the Stand is a deeply personal account of one of the legendary legal minds of our time.-- From publisher description.
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ix, 518 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Born and religiously educated in Brooklyn
  • My secular education--Brooklyn and Yale
  • My clerkships Judge Bazelon and Justice Goldberg
  • Beginning my life as an academic--Harvard Law School
  • The evolution of the First Amendment--new meanings for cherished words
  • Direct and vicarious "offensiveness" of obscenity
  • Disclosure of secrets
  • Expressions that incite violence and disrupt speakers
  • The right to falsify history and science: Holocaust denial, space aliens, and academic freedom
  • Defamation and privacy: "he that filches from me my good name"
  • Speech that supports terrorist groups
  • Life intrudes on law
  • "Death is different:" challenging capital punishment
  • The death penalty for those who don't kill: Ricky and Raymond Tison
  • Using science, law, logic and experience to disprove murder
  • Death, politics, religion, and international intrigue
  • Death cases from the classroom to the courtroom and from the courtroom to the classroom
  • The changing politics of rape
  • The changing face of race: from color blindness to race-specific remedies
  • From human rights to human wrongs--how the hard left hijacked the human rights agenda.
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xli, 1010 p. ; 26 cm.
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ix, 342 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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x, 304 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The human context of the death penalty
  • Restorative justice and the death penalty
  • Giving voice to the condemned and their victims
  • Data and methodology
  • Last statements of the condemned
  • Co-victim statements
  • Discussion and conclusion.
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