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  • emTimbs v Indianaem Oral Argument
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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…

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  • emBucklew v Precytheem Oral Argument
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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,…

    732 views
  • emMadison v Alabamaem Oral Argument
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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 who has been on death row for more than 30 years and is suffering…

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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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  • emMoore v Texasem Oral Argument
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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…

    1,133 views
  • Authors Discuss the Death Penalty and the Constitution
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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…

    653 views
  • emMontgomery v Louisianaem Oral Argument
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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…

    1,822 views
  • emHurst v Floridaem Oral Argument
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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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  • emWilliams v Pennsylvaniaem Oral Argument
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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…

    455 views
  • emGlossip v Grossem Oral Argument Audio
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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…

    1,640 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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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…

    577 views
  • emHall v Floridaem Oral Argument
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    Hall v. Florida Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments 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…

    1,390 views
  • Matthew Delorenzo StudentCam Interview
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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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  • emGreat Debateem
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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…

    686 views
  • Open Phones
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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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  • Supreme Court Ruling on California Prison Overpopulation
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    Supreme Court Ruling on California Prison Overpopulation

    Kara Gotsch talked about the Supreme Court ruling requiring California to reduce its prison population, and the potential national implications of the decision. She responded to telephone…

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  • Open Phones Part 2
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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the Supreme Court 5-4 decision that California must reduce its prison population. The ruling is based on the premise that California’s overcrowded…

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  • Open Phones Part 1
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the Supreme Court 5-4 decision that California must reduce its prison population. The ruling is based on the premise that California’s overcrowded…

    118 views
  • Death Penalty for Child Rape Case
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    Death Penalty for Child Rape Case

    Kevin Ranlett talked about the recent Supreme Court decision that the death penalty for child rape violates the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. He…

    825 views
  • emBaze v Reesem Oral Argument
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    Baze v. Rees Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Baze v. Rees, docket number 07-5439. The Court will decide if the lethal injection drugs used to execute prisoners on death row have such a high probability of…

    999 views
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