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How Racism Infects Jury Verdicts
Bennett L. Gershman
Professor of Law, Pace
While the impact of a person's race in the criminal justice system is the subject of intense debate among courts and commentators, there is no dispute that the race of a person investigated or accused of crime matters.
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Florida's Death Sentencing Scheme Is Unconstitutional, Supreme Court Rules
Allowing judges instead of juries to impose the death penalty violates the Sixth Amendment.
Advice From a Judge While Waiting For a Jury
Criminal defense lawyer, public interest cases
The Beauty of Justice in Action
Television journalist, author, syndicated columnist
Jury service is the great equalizer and a reminder that none of us is above the court sanctioned judgment of another. If you have never sat in on a jury trial -- pick one and go. It's a real eye-opener.
Might Kennedy's Plea Bargain Decisions Reveal How He Will Swing on Health Care?
Public Defender (Ret.) and Adjunct Law Professor
One can hope Justice Kennedy's approach of seeing the world as it really functions, and not through ideological glasses, will incline him to be a swing vote to affirm the constitutionality of imposing insurance obligations for health care.
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