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    United States v. Tsarnaev Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Tsarnaev, a case concerning the Justice Department’s attempt to reinstate the Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence. The attorney for the…

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    Jones v. Mississippi Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Jones v. Mississippi, a case on juvenile life sentences without parole and whether a court must determine that the juvenile cannot be rehabilitated or reformed before…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Gregg v. Georgia

    Carol Steiker and Kent Scheidegger talked about the Supreme Court’s 1976 decision in Gregg v. Georgia, the landmark case concerning Troy Leon Gregg, a convicted armed robber and murderer who challenged his…

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    Mathena v. Malvo Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Mathena v. Malvo, a case concerning juvenile life sentences without parole. Lee Malvo was convicted at age 17 for the 2002 deadly sniper shootings in the…

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    Kahler v. Kansas Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument for Kahler v. Kansas, a case challenging the constitutionality of a state statute that eliminated the insanity defense. James Kahler was convicted of killing…

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    Sam Gedge on Supreme Court's Timbs v. Indiana Decision

    Institute for Justice attorney Sam Gedge discussed the Supreme Court’s recent Timbs v. Indiana decision. On February 29, 2018, the Court ruled 9-0 that the Eighth Amendment’s ban on…

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    Timbs v. Indiana Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Timbs v. Indiana. The state of Indiana seized Tyson Timbs' sports utility vehicle (SUV) after he pleaded guilty to and was sentenced to six years for dealing heroin and…

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    Bucklew v. Precythe Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Bucklew v. Precythe. The case concerns whether Missouri’s lethal injection protocol is cruel and unusual punishment for death row inmate Russell Bucklew, who has a rare medical…

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    Madison v. Alabama Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Madison v. Alabama, which concerns the fate of a 67-year old inmate in Alabama on death row for more than 30 years and suffering from several severe…

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    Moore v. Texas Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Moore v. Texas, which concerns whether Texas' criteria for determining if an intellectually disabled person can be sentenced to death. In 2002, the Supreme Court ruled that…

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    Death Penalty and the Constitution

    Panelists talked about the death penalty. Panelists included Jordan and Carol Steiker, co-authors of Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment, and John Bessler, editor of Stephen…

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    Montgomery v. Louisiana Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Montgomery v. Louisiana, docket number 14-280, on whether their 2012 Miller v. Alabama decision where life sentences given to juveniles were deemed…

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    Hurst v. Florida Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Hurst v. Florida, docket number 14-7505, on the constitutionality of Florida’s death penalty system. A Florida jury’s recommendation for the death penalty was an “advisory opinion” and did not…

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    Williams v. Pennsylvania Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Williams v. Pennsylvania, docket number 15-5040. The case concerns when judges must step down from hearing issues before them. Terrance Williams…

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    Glossip v. Gross Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Glossip v. Gross, docket number 14-7955. The case concerns whether the use of the drug midazolam in lethal injection executions violates the Eighth…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “What is your view of the death penalty?” The question was drawn from the Supreme Court ruling allowing the execution drug used in…

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    Hall v. Florida Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Hall v. Florida, docket number 12-10882, a case testing the limits of the court’s ban on executing the intellectually disabled. The issue rested on how states defined…

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    Matthew Delorenzo StudentCam Interview

    Matthew Delorenzo and was interviewed about the video he made with Josiah Vega , The Great Debate. The film was one of the middle school section second prize winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s…

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    Great Debate

    Matthew Delorenzo and Josiah Vega’s video, The Great Debate, was one of the second prize middle school winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. They are eighth graders at…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s assertion that life-long death row sentences are cruel and unusual punishment.

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