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A Look Back at the October Supreme Court 2007 Term - Event Audio/Video

Rachel Brand, R. Ted Cruz, Thomas C. Goldstein, Orin S. Kerr, Nelson Lund, Charles Rothfeld, Jan Crawford July 02, 2008

 The recently concluded Supreme Court term produced decisions on many important legal issues, including the DC gun ban, Guantanamo Bay prisoners, and the death penalty.  On Tuesday, July 1, the Federalist Society invited a panel of legal experts to discuss the recent term. [Watch now!]

A Preview of the Supreme Court October 2008 Term - Audio/Video

Audio and Video
Allyson Newton Ho, William G. Otis, Virginia Seitz, Kannon K. Shanmugam, George J. Terwilliger III, Terry Eastland October 03, 2008

The Federalist Society recently sponsored a panel of noted legal practitioners and scholars on the upcoming Supreme Court term.  Panelists included Allyson Ho of Morgan Lewis, William Otis, Former White House Special Counsel, Virginia Seitz of Sidley Austin, Kannon Shanmugam, Former Assistant to the Solicitor General, George Terwilliger of White & Case and Former Deputy Attorney General, and Terry Eastland of The Weekly Standard as the moderator. [Listen or watch!]

ABA Death Penalty Resolution

Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 2, Spring 1997
Kent S. Scheidegger May 21, 2009
On February 3, the American Bar Association adopted a resolution calling for a moratorium on capital punishment until the country conforms to the ABA's notions of good policy. This resolution says more about the ABA than it does about capital punishment. The ABA's transformation from a broad umbrella organization representing the entire bar into a shill for the criminal defense bar is now clear for all to see.

Boyer v. Louisiana - Post-Argument SCOTUScast

SCOTUScast 1-21-13 featuring Amy Moore
Amy Moore January 21, 2013

Amy MooreOn January 14, 2013, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Boyer v. Louisiana. The question in this case is whether, when a criminal death penalty trial is delayed due to the state’s failure to fund defense counsel, that delay should count against against the state in a subsequent “speedy trial” analysis.

To discuss the case, we have Amy Moore, who is an Associate Professor of Law at Belmont University College of Law.

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Boyer v. Louisiana - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

SCOTUScast 5-7-13 featuring Amy Moore
Amy Moore May 07, 2013

Amy MooreOn April 29, 2013, the Supreme Court issued an opinion in Boyer v. Louisiana. The question in this case was whether, when a criminal death penalty trial is delayed due to the state’s failure to fund defense counsel, that delay should count against against the state in a subsequent “speedy trial” analysis.

The case was dismissed as improvidently granted.  Justice Alito filed a concurring opinion, which was joined by Justices Scalia and Thomas, arguing that the factual record demonstrated  most of the delay at issue was not actually caused by the state breakdown in funding.  Justice Sotomayor filed a dissent, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan, that would have reached the merits, held the state responsible for the delay, and remanded the case for further proceedings.

To discuss the case, we have Amy Moore, who is an Associate Professor of Law at Belmont University College of Law.

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