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Rethinking Death Penalty Reform: The Case Against Death-qualified Juries

By Anonymous¬†Associate Editor Since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty through Gregg in 1976, racial bias has continued to pervade its administration.[1] 34.5% of defendants executed have been Black and 55.6% have been white,[2] despite the fact that … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Court recognizes racial discrimination in Foster, raises procedural concerns

By Matt Johnson Associate Editor, Vol. 21 The Supreme Court listened to oral arguments on Monday, November 2 for Foster v. Chatman, a case this author looked at in more detail in a previous piece. The case centers around Timothy … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Batson: Supreme Court to review death sentence handed down by all-white jury

By Matt Johnson Associate Editor, Vol. 21 The right to a trial by a jury of one‚Äôs peers is a right afforded to all criminal defendants facing a sentence of six months or more. Yet in the aftermath of an … Continue reading

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