Capital Punushment Guide

Statutes & Forms | Treatises & Practice Manuals | Forensic Science Resources | Social Science Resources

Sentencing Mitigation | Death Penalty Centers | Stephen Bright Bibliography

 

Key Resources

Connecticut Practice Book

1A §23–22 The petition 1A §23–23 Return of noncomplying petition 1A §23–24 Preliminary consideration of judicial authority 1A §23–25 Waiver of filing fees and costs of service 1A §23–26 Appointment of counsel 1A §23–27 Venue for habeas corpus 1A §23–28 Transfer of habeas corpus 1A §23–29 Dismissal 1A §23–30 The return 1A §23–31 Reply to the return 1A §23–32 Amendments 1A §23–33 Request for a more specific statement 1A §23–34 Summary procedures for habeas corpus petitions 1A §23–35 Schedule for filing pleadings 1A §23–36 The expanded record 1A §23–37 Summary judgment in habeas corpus 1A §23–38 Discovery in habeas corpus 1A §23–39 Depositions in habeas corpus 1A §23–40 Court appearance in habeas corpus 1A §23–41 Motion for leave to withdraw appearance of appointed counsel 1A §23–42 Judicial action on motion for permission to withdraw appearance.Includes Rules of Professional Conduct; online and in print - L3 Reading Room

KFC4129 .A196, Connecticut Practice Book(link is external),

Death Penalty Law Research Guide

PDF

DSM (Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders DSM–5)

E-books from the DSM library via Psychiatry Online (Yale subscription) - also available in print through YUL

Psychiatry Online(link is external)

DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM–5)(link is external) .

Relevant Connecticut Homicide Statutes

(PDF)

Relevant Connecticut Homicide Statutes .

Summaries of United States Supreme Court Capital Cases

(PDF)

Summaries of United States Supreme Court Capital Cases

Statutes & Forms Connecticut

Capital Punishment in Connecticut

A page of resources from the Connecticut State Library which contain links to specific statutes, legislative history, and recent case law dealing explicitly with capital punishment in Connecticut.; also available in print in the L3 Reading Room

KFC 3680 .C65,

Connecticut State Library(link is external),

Connecticut General Statutes

C.G.S.A. §52–466 Application for writ of habeas corpus. Service. Return.C.G.S.A. §52–467 Punishment for refusal to obey writ or accept copyC.G.S.A. §52–468 Commitment for contempt; application for dischargeC.G.S.A. §52–469 RepealedC.G.S.A. §52–470 Summary disposal of the case. Appeal by person convicted of crimeC.G.S.A. §51–186 Hearing at the Connecticut Correctional Institution, Somers

Connecticut General Statutes,

Connecticut General Statutes-Westlaw(link is external),

Connecticut Practice Book

1A §23–22 The petition 1A §23–23 Return of noncomplying petition 1A §23–24 Preliminary consideration of judicial authority 1A §23–25 Waiver of filing fees and costs of service 1A §23–26 Appointment of counsel 1A §23–27 Venue for habeas corpus 1A §23–28 Transfer of habeas corpus 1A §23–29 Dismissal 1A §23–30 The return 1A §23–31 Reply to the return 1A §23–32 Amendments 1A §23–33 Request for a more specific statement 1A §23–34 Summary procedures for habeas corpus petitions 1A §23–35 Schedule for filing pleadings 1A §23–36 The expanded record 1A §23–37 Summary judgment in habeas corpus 1A §23–38 Discovery in habeas corpus 1A §23–39 Depositions in habeas corpus 1A §23–40 Court appearance in habeas corpus 1A §23–41 Motion for leave to withdraw appearance of appointed counsel 1A §23–42 Judicial action on motion for permission to withdraw appearance.Includes Rules of Professional Conduct; online and in print - L3 Reading Room

KFC4129 .A196,

Connecticut Practice Book(link is external),

Guide to Connecticut Legislative History

A brief guide to explaining how to locate legislative history documents at the Connecticut State Library

Guide to Connecticut Legislative History(link is external)

How to Compile Connecticut Legislative Histories

Online from the CT General Assembly

How to Compile Connecticut Legislative Histories(link is external) .

Federal

Federal Judicial Center : Resources for Managing Capital Cases

The Federal Judicial Center assists federal judges with case management issues in capital cases. The site contains numerous sample forms and resources for federal death-penalty prosecutions and capital habeas cases.

Federal Judicial Center(link is external) .

United States Code

L3 Reading Room

KF62 2006,

GPO Access(link is external), .

United States Code Annotated

L3 Reading Room

KF62.5 .W45,

Westlaw(link is external), .

United States Code Service

(1972-Present): ìNotes to Uncodified Laws and Treatiesî - L3 Reading Room28 U.S.C. §1446 Procedure for removal (from state to federal court)28 U.S.C. §2241 Power to grant writ28 U.S.C. §2242 Application28 U.S.C. §2243 Issuance of writ; return; hearing; decision28 U.S.C. §2244 Finality of determination28 U.S.C. §2245 Certificate of trial judge admissible in evidence28 U.S.C. §2246 Evidence; depositions; affidavits28 U.S.C. §2247 Documentary evidence28 U.S.C. §2248 Return or answer; conclusiveness28 U.S.C. §2249 Certified copies of indictment, plea and judgment; duty of respondent28 U.S.C. §2250 Indigent petitioner entitled to documents without cost28 U.S.C. §2251 Stay of state court proceedings28 U.S.C. §2252 Notice28 U.S.C. §2253 Appeal28 U.S.C. §2254 State custody, remedies in federal court28 U.S.C. §2255 Federal custody; remedies on motion attacking sentence

KF62.5.L38

LexisNexis(link is external)

 

 

Treatises & Practice Manuals

Capital Punishment

Edited with an introduction by Margery B. Koosed (part of a series in Controversies in Constitutional Law) (1996) - L4

KF9227.C2 C345 1996, .

Cases and Materials on the Death Penalty

Rivkind, Nina (2009) - L4

KF9227.C2 R58 2009,

Constitutional Rights of the Accused: Post-Trial Rights

Cook, Joseph G. (1976) - L4

KF9225 .C66,

Criminal Justice 2000

U.S. Department of Justice (2000) - L4

KF9223 .C74 2000

GPO Access(link is external) .

Death Penalty USA 2005 - 2006

Delfino, Michelangelo and Mary E. Day. (contains case histories of yearly executions)

KF9227.C2 D45X 2008 .

Federal Criminal Law and Procedure

Zoline, Elijah N. (1921) - L4

KF9219 .Z8, .

Wharton’s Criminal Law

Torcia, Charles E. (1978, 1996) - L4

KF9219 .W43 1996, KF9219 .W43 1978 ..

Forensic Science Resources

A Litigator’s Guide to DNA: from the Laboratory to the Courtroom

Michaelis, Ron C., Robert G. Flanders, and Paula H. Wulff (2008) - L4

KF9666.5 .M53 . Forensic Resources

Portal to forensic science resources on the web

Forensic Resources(link is external) .

Law Library Resources on Criminal Identification

Law Library Resources on Criminal Identification, .

Open Directory: Forensic Science

Web directory of links to Forensic Science resources

Open Directory: Forensic Science(link is external), .

Pathology for Litigators

77 Am. Jur. Trials 407 (2008)

Pathology for Litigators(link is external), .

United States Medicolegal Autopsy Laws

Wecht, Cyril H. (1989) - L4

KF8802.Z9 U54, .

Westlaw’s Medical Litigator Database

Links to an array of medical journals and guides

Westlaw’s Medical Litigator Database ..

Social Science Resources & Government Statistics & Data Social Science Databases

Academic Search (EbscoHOST)

Popular and scholarly material - subscription database with access to Yale community only

Academic Search (EbscoHOST)(link is external), .

JSTOR JSTOR is a fully-searchable database containing the back issues of scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields. These journals are fully searchable. Access: IP Address

Go To Database(link is external) .

PsychINFO (Ovid)

International coverage of professional and academic literature - subscription database with access available to the Yale community only

PsychINFO (Ovid), .

PsycINFO (EbscoHOST)

International coverage of professional and academic literature - subscription database with access to Yale community only

PsycINFO (EbscoHOST)(link is external), .

Social Science Full Text

indexes and abstracts articles plus full text of selected periodicals - subscription database with access available to Yale community only

Social Science Full Text, .

Social Science Research Network

(SSRN)

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) provides researchers with opportunities for networking worldwide via specialized research sub-networks that encourages the early distribution of research results by publishing submitted abstracts and by soliciting abstracts of top quality research papers around the world. SSRN now has hundreds of journals, publishers, and institutions that provide abstracts of accepted papers and working papers for publication in SSRN’s email based abstracting journals. SSRN also delivers electronic copies of the full text of papers for authors that wish to deliver their documents over the internet. Access: IP & Password

Go To Database(link is external) .

Social Sciences Citation Index

Access to bibliographic information, author abstracts, and references from over 8,500 research journals - subscription database with access available to Yale community only

Social Sciences Citation Index, .

[Sociological Abstracts]

Indexes and abstracts articles, books, book chapters, etc. - subscription database with access available to the Yale community only

Sociological Abstracts, .

Government Resources

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Includes a link to BJS publications, which summarizes the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during the year - many stats, including Prisons & Expenditures

Bureau of Justice Statistics(link is external), BJS Publications(link is external) .

Connecticut Agencies

Connecticut Agencies(link is external) .

Connecticut Department of Children and Families Reports and Data Index

Includes reports on psychological evaluations, facilities, child fatalities in Connecticut and more

Connecticut DCF Reports and Data Index(link is external), .

Connecticut Freedom of Information Act

Available in both html and PDF

Connecticut Freedom of Information Act(link is external) .

Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission

Note: There are no required forms that a person requesting access to public records must use to make requests. However, a Connecticut agency may ask a person requesting copies of public records to complete a form prepared by the agency.

Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission(link is external), Connecticut Agencies(link is external)

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Obtaining open records

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)(link is external) .

GPO Access

The federal government portal to free government information - U.S. Code, C.F.R., Fed. Reg., other free government information

GPO Access(link is external) .

National Center for State Courts (NCSC)

National Center for State Courts (NCSC)(link is external), .

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)

NCJRS hosts one of the largest criminal and juvenile justice libraries and databases in the world, the NCJRS Abstracts Database. The collection, with holdings from the early 1970s to the present, contains more than 205,000 publications, reports, articles, and audiovisual products from the United States and around the world. These resources include statistics, research findings, program descriptions, congressional hearing transcripts, and training materials.

NCJRS(link is external) .

NCSC Family Courts Resource Guide

NCSC Family Courts Resource Guide(link is external) .

Sourcebook for Criminal Justice Statistics

1973-current - UES; the Sourcebook brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice (including juvenile justice) in the United States. Topics include: criminal justice characteristics; public opinion; types of crime; victims; arrests and seizures; courts, prosecution, sentencing; and parole, jails, prisons and death penalty.

HV7245 .N37b,Sourcebook for Criminal Justice Statistics(link is external) .

U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Census Bureau(link is external) .

Research Tips for Finding Government Reports

MORRIS

Search by title, keyword, or subject heading.

MORRIS, .

ORBIS

Yale University Catalog contains bibliographic records of books and other materials available through the Yale University libraries. Search by title, keyword, or subject heading.

[ORBIS],(http://orbis.library.yale.edu/vwebv/searchBasic?dbCode=LOCAL) . Search MORRIS by Keyword

Yale Law School’s Catalog contains bibliographic records of books, databases, and other materials available through the law library.–For law-related reports/studies

[Search MORRIS by Keyword],(http://morris.law.yale.edu/search/X)

Search the GPO Catalog

Search by keyword etc. for U.S. Government information products (once individual reports are located, search in Orbis or MORRIS)

[Search the GPO Catalog(link is external)],(http://catalog.gpo.gov/F/RT8HRMK34YV8HR6HX84H6L94SJH7I2MAGAM145E2UYHJQMX…)

Sentencing Mitigation Resources

Aggravation and Mitigation in Capital Cases: What do Jurors Think?

Garvey, Stephen P., 98 Colum. L. Rev. 1538, 1539 (1998) - for information on the most (and least) persuasive mitigating factors

98 Colum. L.Rev. 1538, 1539 (link is external)

Westlaw(link is external) .

Circumstances surrounding the crime

Consult the Forensic Science Resources links

Forensic Science Resources(link is external) .

DSM-IV-TR casebook [electronic resource]

A learning companion to the Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (e-book); published by the American Psychiatric association, the DSM is particularly useful for cognitive disorders, substance disorders, and psychotic disorders. Note that the DSM has been updated to the current edition of DSM–5.

Orbis

American Psychiatric association(link is external) . Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases

ABA (2003) - (PDF)

Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases .

Imposition of sentence for capital felony

Conn. Gen. Stat. 53a–46a (2008) - available on Lexis

[LexisNexis(link is external)],(https://signin.lexisnexis.com/obrareq.cgi?wh%3DLSP_HostID_wu%3D%2Flawsch…)

Mental Disorder as an Exemption from the Death Penalty: The ABA-IRR Task Force Recommendations

Slobogin, Christopher - 544 Cath. U. L. Rev. 1133 (2005); information on why diminished mental capacity should be a mitigating factor can be found in law journals

[Westlaw(link is external)],(http://web2.westlaw.com/find/default.wl?fn=_top&amp%3Brs=WLW8.08&amp%3Br…).

Mental Health and Expert Manual

Among its many uses, the manual contains information on locating mental health experts, mitigation interviews, and a bibliography on Mental Health and the Law.

[Mental Health and Expert Manual(link is external)],(http://www.dpa.state.ky.us/library/manuals/mental/toc2.html).

Mental Retardation and Diminished Mental Capacity

Look for resources for litigators in Westlaw’s AMJUR-TRIALS database. In this instance, resources for determining mental retardation, mental retardation evidentiary hearings and trials, the question of malingering, as well as debates about the Age of Onset requirements, can all be found in Capital Cases Involving Mental Retardation, 93 Am. Jur. Trials 1 (2008). Consult Lexis’s Total Litigator Database for medical research and search by injury/disorder. While many jurisdictions consider diminished mental capacity to be a mitigating factor in capital cases, many lawyers have reported that jurors actually perceive it to be an aggravating factor. Consult medical journals about the rates of recidivism among mentally ill. Yale provides access to a number of useful journals electronically, including the Journal of Psychiatry & Law.

Westlaw - AMJUR-Trials(link is external), Westlaw - Capital Cases Involving Mental Retardation(link is external), LexisNexis - Total Litigator Database(link is external), Lexis Nexis - Medical Research(link is external) Yale Medical Journals Search .

Mental Retardation: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports

Published by the American association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (previously American association on Mental Retardation) (2002) - on reserve at Medical Library

Ref 21 RC570 M437

AAIDD(link is external) .

Supplementary Guidelines for the Mitigation Function of Defense Teams in Death Penalty Cases

ABA (2008) - (PDF)

Supplementary Guidelines for the Mitigation Function of Defense Teams in Death Penalty Cases .

Violence and the Capital Jury: Mechanisms of Moral Disengagement and the Impulse to Condemn to Death

Haney, Craig - 49 Stan. L. Rev. 1447 (1997)

49 Stan. L. Rev. 1447, ..

Death Penalty Centers & Clinics

Baze v. Rees Resource Kit

Baze v. Rees Resource Kit(link is external)(https://www.law.berkeley.edu/clinics/dpclinic/LethalInjection/LI/resourc…) , .

Capital Defense Weekly

Provides updates on cases and scheduled executions and links to legal information in a blog format

Capital Defense Weekly(link is external) .

Center on Wrongful Convictions

From Northwestern Law

Center on Wrongful Convictions(link is external), .

Lethal Injection.Org

From Boalt Hall - includes the Baze v. Rees Resource Kit

Lethal Injection.Org(link is external), Baze v. Rees Resource Kit(link is external), .

Southern Center for Human Rights

Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR)(link is external), . The Innocent Network Amicus Brief Bank

Contains numerous briefs filed by the Innocence Project

The Innocent Network Amicus Brief Bank(link is external) .

Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse

From Washington and Lee

Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse(link is external) ..

Responsibilities of a Capital Defense Attorney

Baze v. Rees Resource Kit

Baze v. Rees Resource Kit(link is external) .

Capital Defense Weekly

Provides updates on cases and scheduled executions and links to legal information in a blog format

Capital Defense Weekly(link is external) . Center on Wrongful Convictions

From Northwestern Law

Center on Wrongful Convictions(link is external) . Litigating in the Shadow of Death

White, Welsh - Chapter 2

Litigating in the Shadow of Death(link is external) . The Innocent Network Amicus Brief Bank

Contains numerous briefs filed by the Innocence Project

The Innocent Network Amicus Brief Bank(link is external) .

Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse

From Washington and Lee

Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse(link is external) ..

Stephen Bright Bibliography Capital Punishment

Course: Capital Punishment- Race, Poverty, & Disadvantage S.B. Bright (2015)

This course explores in 13 sessions made up of videos and accompanying readings the imposition of the death penalty in the United States with particular attention to the influence of race and poverty, and the disadvantages of mental illness or intellectual disability of those facing death. Utilizing decisions of the Supreme Court and other courts, transcripts, articles, interviews with people involved in the cases, and other materials, it examines both the legal and practical aspects of capital punishment, including the role of the prosecutor, defense lawyer, judge, and jury; the evidence to be considered; the procedures employed; and the fairness of its application. Yale

YouTube(link is external)

iTunes(link is external) . Moving Away From the Death Penalty: Arguments, Trends and Perspectives includes “Imposition of the Death Penalty Upon the Poor, Racial Minorities, the Intellectually Disabled and the Mentally Ill” by Stephen Bright( page 99), and other presentations to the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations, United Nations Headquarters, New York,2014. link:

The Role of Race, Poverty, Intellectual Disability, and Mental Illness in the Decline of the Death Penalty S.B. Bright 49 U. Richmond L. Rev. 671 (2015) link:

Death Penalty and the Society We Want

S.B. Bright 6 Pierce L. Rev. 369 (2008)
application/PDF society_we_want.pdf . Failure to Achieve Fairness: Race and Poverty Continue to Influence Who Dies

S.B. Bright 11 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 23 (2008)

application/PDF failure_to_fairness.pdf

. Will the Death Penalty Remain Alive in the Twenty-First Century: International Norms, Discrimination, Arbitrariness, and the Risk of Executing the Innocent

S.B. Bright 2001 Wis. L. Rev. 1 (2001)

application/PDF 21st_0.pdf .

Death in Texas - Not Even the Pretense of Fairness

S.B. Bright 23 Champion 1 (1999)

application/PDF death_in_texas_champion_99.pdf .

Death Penalty as the Answer to Crime: Costly, Counterproductive and Corrupting

S.B. Bright 36 Santa Clara L. Rev. 1069 (1996)

application/PDF answer_to_crime.pdf .

Conference: The Death Penalty in the Twenty-First Century

45 Am. U. L. Rev. 239 239 (1995)

A conference made up of four panels and a keynote address by Stephen Bright, Capital Punishment and the Criminal Justice System: Courts of Vengeance or Courts of Justice? The panelists included Prof. Edward Chikofsky of Fordham Law School; Laurie Ekstrand and Harriet C. Ganson of the U.S. General Accounting Office; Paul Kramenar of the Washington Legal Foundation; attorney Robert E. Morin; William G. Otis, senior Litigation counsel in the Office of the Washington College of law of American University; attorney Douglas G. Robinson; Diann Rust-Tierney of the American Civil Liberties Union; former police office and school teacher Charles F. Shilling; Stateís Attorney Andrew L. Sonner of Montgomery County, Maryland; attorney Ronald J. Tabak; David Von Drehle of the Washington Post; and James Wootton of the Safe Streets Coalition.

application/PDF conference_death_penalty.pdf

Counsel - The Right to a Lawyer

Fifty Years of Defiance and Resistance After Gideon v. Wainwright

S.B. Bright; S.M. Sanneh 122 Yale Law Journal (2013)

application/PDF fifty_years_of_defiance.pdf (304.43 KB) . Counsel for the Poor: The Death Sentence Not for the Worst Crime but for the Worst Lawyer

S.B. Bright 103 Yale L.J. 1835 (1994)

application/PDF 103yalelj.pdf (3.37 MB)

Neither Equal Nor Just: The Rationing and Denial of Legal Services to the Poor When Life and Liberty Are at Stake Crisis in the Legal Profession: Rationing Legal Services for the Poor

S.B. Bright 1997 Ann. Surv. Am. L. 783 (1997)

Link(link is external)

Legal Representation for the Poor: Can Society Afford This Much Injustice

S.B. Bright 75 Mo. L. Rev. 683 (2010)

application/PDF bright_-_legal_representation_of_the_poor_-_mo_l_rev_2010.pdf (233.24 KB)

Right to Counsel in Death Penalty and Other Criminal Cases: Neglect of the Most Fundamental Right and What We Should Do About It

S.B. Bright 11 wayne State Law review (2010)

application/PDF neglect.pdf (1.68 MB)

Agitator of the Year: Efforts to Create a Public Defender System in Georgia

T. Renaud Fulton County Daily Report (2003)

application/PDF agitator_of_year_-_creating_a_public_defender_system_in_georgia_0.pdf (441.96 KB)

Published: December 3, 2003

Turning Celebrated Principles into Reality S.B. Bright 27 Champion 6 (2003)

application/PDF turning_principles_into_reality_-_gideon_at_40_-_champion.pdf (147.45 KB)

Exchange regarding representation of poor people accused of crimes in Georgia

S.B. Bright; A.A. Mickle Fulton County Daily Report (2008)

application/PDF exchange_with_judge_mickle_re_indigent_defense_in_georgia.pdf (54.06 KB)

Published: April 11, 2008 . Death by Lottery–Procedural Bar of Constitutional Claims in Capital Cases Due to Inadequate Representation of Indigent Defendants

S.B. Bright 92 W. Va. L. Rev. (1990)
application/PDF lottery.pdf (1.21 MB) .

Lecture on the Right to Counsel

S.B. Bright (2011)

Vanderbilt Law School, Nov. 9, 2011

Massive Indifference: Routine Violation of the Constitutional Right to Counsel in Death Penalty and Other Criminal Cases

Link(link is external) .

Criminal Justice - Generally

Is Fairness Irrelevant: The Evisceration of Federal Habeas Corpus Review and Limits on the Ability of State Courts to Protect Fundamental Rights Lecture

S.B. Bright 54 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1 (1997)

application/PDF fairness.pdf (2.11 MB) .

Casualties of the War on Crime: Fairness, Reliability and the Credibility of Criminal Justice Systems essay

S.B. Bright 51 U. Miami L. Rev. 413 (1997)

application/PDF casualities.pdf (887.79 KB) .

Electric Chair and the Chain Gang: Choices and Challenges for America’s Future Lecture

S.B. Bright 71 Notre Dame L. Rev. 845 (1996)

application/PDF electric_chair.pdf (1.35 MB) .

Politics of Crime and the Death Penalty: Not Soft on Crime, but Hard on the Bill of Rights, The essay

S.B. Bright 39 St. Louis U. L.J. 479 (1992)

application/PDF politics_of_crime.pdf (1.72 MB) .

In Defense of Life: Enforcing the Bill of Rights on Behalf of Poor, Minority and Disadvantaged Persons Facing the Death Penalty

S.B. Bright 57 Mo. L. Rev. 849 (1992)

application/PDF defense_of_life.pdf (1.51 MB) .

Judicial Independence

Judges and the Politics of Death: Deciding between the Bill of Rights and the Next Election in Capital Cases

S.B. Bright; P.J. Keenan 75 B.U. L. Rev. 759 (1995)
application/PDF politics_of_death.pdf (5.2 MB) . Political Attacks on the Judiciary: Can Justice be Done Amid Efforts to Intimidate and Remove Judges from Office for Unpopular Decisions? S.B. Bright 72 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 308 (1997)
application/PDF political_attacks.pdf (1.98 MB)

Elected Judges and the Death Penalty in Texas: Why Full Habeas Corpus Review by Independent Federal Judges Is Indispensable to Protecting Constitutional Rights Symposium: Restructuring Federal Courts

S.B. Bright 78 Tex. L. Rev. (2000)
application/PDF electedjudges.pdf (714.68 KB)

Can Judicial Independence be Attained in the South- Overcoming History, Elections, and Misconceptions about the Role of the Judiciary

S.B. Bright 14 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 817 (1998)
application/PDF judicial_independence.pdf (3.18 MB)

The Need for Timeliness and Independence to Ensure Fairness and the Appearance of Justice

S.B. Bright; R. Guerra; M. Heiskell; R. Ellis 42 S. Tex. L. Rev. 1015 (2001)
application/PDF panel2.pdf (2.24 MB)

Breaking the Most Vulnerable Branch: Do Rising Threats to Judicial Independence Preclude Due Process in Capital cases?

S.B. Bright; C.F. Baird; G.H. Kendall; S.F. Hanlon; C.J. Ogletree; P.J. White 31 Colum. Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 123 (1999)

application/PDF vulnerable_branch.pdf (3.08 MB)

Racial Discrimination

Discrimination, Death and Denial: The Tolerance of Racial Discrimination in Infliction of the Death Penalty Symposium: The Death Penalty: Race, Poverty and Justice

S.B. Bright 35 Santa Clara L. Rev. 433 (1995)

application/PDF discrimination_death.pdf (3.33 MB)

Term ‘boy’ is evidence of racial bias

S.B. Bright Fulton County Daily Report (2010)
application/PDF term_boy.pdf (55.35 KB)

Oral Argument in Snyder v. Louisiana, United States Supreme Court

S.B. Bright (2008)

Link(link is external)

Supreme Court decision in Amadeo v. Zant (1988)

486 U.S. 241, 108 S. Ct. 1771 (1988)

Link(link is external)

Oral Argument in Amadeo v. Zant, United States Supreme Court

S.B. Bright (1987)

Link(link is external)

Updated Date: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016