Criminal Law and Procedure Cases

Professor Wasserstrom discussed three criminal law and procedure cases which the Supreme Court will hear this term. In U.S. v. Lopez,… read more

Professor Wasserstrom discussed three criminal law and procedure cases which the Supreme Court will hear this term. In U.S. v. Lopez, at issue is the constitutionality of a statute that makes it a federal crime to possess a gun within 1,000 feet of any school property. Harris v. Alabama is a death penalty case in which Harris was convicted of capital murder. The judge in the case overrode the jury’s 7-to-4 recommendation of life imprisonment and sentenced her to death, and Harris contends that there are insufficient criteria in Alabama law to prevent discriminatory arbitrary sentencing. Schlup v. Delo is also a capitol murder case, but the defendant claims that after he was convicted, “evidence of actual innocence” was discovered, but his case was refused review by a federal court. close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 1, 1994
Last Aired:
Oct 2, 1994

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  • Oct 01, 1994 | 7:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 02, 1994 | 4:57am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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