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Kahler v. Kansas (Decision March 23, 2020)

Is Kansas’s “mens rea” departure from the traditional “insanity” defense constitutional?

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Bucklew v. Precythe (Decision April 1, 2019)

Bucklew cannot avoid Missouri’s standard execution method because of his medical condition.

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Madison v. Alabama (Decision February 27, 2019)

Is the death row inmate “insane” meaning he cannot be executed?

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Mapping Current Events

Legal Landscape of Laws Relating to the Death Penalty

What laws determine whether the death penalty is available, and what is the difference between the federal and states’ death penalties?

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