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Tag: criminal law

Ramos+v+Louisiana
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Ramos v. Louisiana (Decision April 20, 2020)

Does the Constitution guarantee the right to a unanimous verdict in state criminal trials?

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Kansas+v+Glover
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Kansas v. Glover (Decision April 6, 2020)

Can an officer pull over a vehicle just because the registered driver’s license has been revoked?

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Kahler v Kansas MMB v2
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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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McKinney+v+Arizona
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McKinney v. Arizona (Decision February 25, 2020)

The Arizona Supreme Court properly reevaluated McKinney’s death sentence.

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GamblevUS-scaled
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Gamble v. United States (Decision June 17, 2019)

The United States and Alabama can prosecute Gamble for the same act.

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NievesvBartlettDecision-scaled
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Nieves v. Bartlett (Decision May 28, 2019)

Can Bartlett sue the arresting officers for retaliation even if the officers had probable cause to arrest him?

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BecklewvPrecytheDeathPenalty_final_300ppi-scaled
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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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MadisonvAlabama-scaled
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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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TimbsvIndiana
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Timbs v. Indiana (Decision February 20, 2019)

The Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against “excessive fines” applies to state governments.

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Concepts

The Death Penalty in the United States

Laws Relating to the Death Penalty Constitution • Congress • Executive • Federal Courts • State Governments Introduction Most of the discussion we hear about …

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