August 17, 2005
More on Roberts and capital punishment
Over at FindLaw, Elaine Cassel has this commentary exploring the impact that a Justice Roberts could have on the Supreme Court's death penalty jurisprudence. I find the tone of the piece quite disconcerting: the chief goal seems to be to bash Roberts even though his record on the death penalty is virtually non-existent. (This Washington Post article by Charles Lane from earlier this month provided a much more balanced review of these issues). Nevertheless, the FindLaw piece does spotlight a range of capital issues that could garner the Supreme Court's time and attention in coming terms.
I have discussed Roberts and the Supreme Court's capital punishment work in a number of prior posts, some of which are linked below:
- Stevens, Roberts, Gonzales and the death penalty
- Roberts, the cert pool, and sentencing jurisprudence
- Is Judge Roberts personally against capital punishment?
- Will O'Connor's replacement shift capital jurisprudence?
- Considering O'Connor's capital sentencing legacy
- The impact of SCOTUS's heightened scrutiny in capital cases
August 17, 2005 at 08:29 PM | Permalink
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