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June 27, 2017

SCOTUSblog begins symposium on OT 2016 death penalty decisions

I will not likely remember the Supreme Court term just completed, October Term 2016, as especially notable for sentencing developments.  There were no big blockbuster sentencing cases, although the Beckles vagueness ruling was certainly consequential and a few other rulings will surely launch a few law review article.  And, of course, in the intricate and endlessly litigated world of the death penalty, a mixed bag of smaller SCOTUS rulings still add up to something worth watching (especially with the added bit of uncertainty that comes with Justice Gorsuch replacing Justice Scalia).

Helpfully for those who just cannot get enough of the SCOTUS capital docket, the folks over at SCOTUSblog have this new "Special Feature" in the form of a "Symposium on October Term 2016’s death-penalty decisions."   Here are links to the four pieces already up at SCOTUSblog, and I surmise more be coming:

June 27, 2017 at 07:36 PM | Permalink


All of it: dismissed. Rent seeking silliness, ripping off the tax payer.

Go European. End the death penalty, and kill the violent recidivists in prison, informally, cheaply, efficiently, with certainty.

The Chinese are specializing in fake everything. In a fakery tour de force, they developed a fake egg that is 2 cents cheaper than the real thing. That is an awful lot of trouble to go to increase profits by 2 cents. they are doing it.


Chinese carfentanyl is fake heroin. It is an opiate 10,000 times more potent than morphine, used in the surgery of large animals, such as elephants. It is eliminating 10's of thousands of busy criminals a year, each not committing 200 crimes a year for the rest of their eliminated life expectancy. This technical remedy is beyond any that Duterte could have conceived of.

Posted by: David Behar | Jun 28, 2017 9:22:51 AM

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