Provides an overview of every aspect of defending a federal capital prosecution including discussions of issues common to many cases as well as a comprehensive list of helpful resources. The entire book can be ordered here.
Wilbert Rideau, an award-winning journalist who spent forty-four years in Louisiana prisons, worked against unimaginable odds to redeem himself, exposed a profoundly corrupt penal system, and fought to reform it.
In this Report the American Law Institute, which in 1962 created the framework for the modern death penalty in the Model Penal Code, details its decision to withdraw the death penalty from the MPC "in light of the current intractable institutional and structural obstacles to ensuring a minimally adequate system for administering capital punishment."
The purpose of the National Litigation Support Blog is to share information regarding new and existing litigation support technology tailored to the interests of federal public defender staff and court-appointed CJA panel attorneys. Besides facilitating communication among that community and the litigation support staff, the blog will highlight how people are taking advantage of different types of litigation support software programs and services and will make available short, step-by-step guides and videos on how to use common applications.
Russ Stetler, National Mitigation Coordinator for the federal death penalty projects from 2005 until 2020, reflects on the role of mitigation in providing life-saving, humanizing evidence to which every client is entitled under the Sixth Amendment, arming juries with the evidence needed to reach a reasoned moral decision, and create an archive of individual stories to help us and future generations understand acts of murder through the lens of public health and social policy.
Click here to read the Review of Capital Punishment in 2022-2023, the death penalty chapter in the forthcoming ABA publication, The State of Criminal Justice 2023.
This article is from the upcoming "The State of Criminal Justice 2023," published by the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, to be published in late July 2023. All rights reserved. For information on the book and orders, please click here.