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Since its creation, the Student Division of the Federalist Society has played an integral role on law school campuses. Through its numerous conferences, programs, and publications, the Student Division seeks to accomplish three principal goals: READ MORE
Northwestern Student Chapter


  • Ed Whelan, Ethics & Public Policy Center
  • Kenton Skarin, Clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast

Somewhat overlooked at the end of the United States Supreme Court’s October 2014 term was a contentious 5-4 decision on the application of the death penalty in Glossip v. Gross. On Wednesday, October 7, the second day of oral arguments for the term, the Supreme Court wasted no time in turning its attention back towards the death penalty in Kansas v. Gleason and Kansas v. Carr. The cases ask the Court to decide whether the Eighth Amendment requires that capital juries be “affirmatively instructed” that mitigating circumstances need not be proved beyond reasonable doubt. Will the October 2015 term be remembered, as some commentators are predicting, for its remarkable Eighth Amendment focus?


  • William J. Haun, Associate, Hunton & Williams LLP
St. Thomas-Minneapolis Student Chapter


  • Michael Cannon, Cato Institute
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