January 17, 2008
Upcoming NYC conferences on lethal injection
Even though New York has not executed anyone in nearly 50 years (details here), and even though New York's modern death penalty statute was found constitutional nearly four years ago, New York City is the place to be if you want to learn all about the debates over lethal injection protocols in the next few months:
- Next week, as detailed here, Columbia Law School is having a half-day event, titled "The Supreme Court and the Legal, Medical, and Ethical Challenges to Execution by Lethal Injection."
- In early March, as detailed here, Fordham Law School is having a two-day event, titled simply "Lethal Injection."
I have the honor of participating in the Fordham event, where I likely will discuss some of the legal realist points I covered in this recent debate I had with Fordham Prof. Alison Nathan over the Baze case.
January 17, 2008 at 07:29 AM | Permalink
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The Fordham event appears to be the more balanced of the two. Prof. Robert Blecker is on the agenda, as is frequent state's witness Dr. Dershwitz. The names I recognize on the Columbia agenda are all on one side. However, there are some names I don't know there. Does anyone know if this event has any balance at all?
Posted by: Kent Scheidegger | Jan 17, 2008 11:30:51 AM