347Oct 26, 2007
As part of a conference titled, “The American Prosecutor: Power, Discretion and Accountability,” the panelists talked about prosecutorial misconduct. In recent years, studies by ...
50Jun 18, 2002
The Death Penalty
Witnesses testified about proposed legislation to protect defendants in capital cases. Among the issues they addressed were several recent death penalty convictions overturned after defendants ...
52Jun 12, 2001
Witnesses testified about the use of new DNA technologies and how efficiently the federal government was working with state and local agencies to ensure full use of the technology.
68Apr 18, 2001
Police Misconduct: Attorneys' Panel
Attorneys spoke about incidents of police misconduct, including recent cases involving police brutality, racial profiling, the use of DNA testing, and the use of deadly force.
4,612Jun 13, 2000
DNA Testing and the Death Penalty
Witnesses testified about two competing bills designed to ensure the accuracy of convictions in which the death penalty was imposed. The proposed legislation focused on the use of DNA tests and ...
38Mar 15, 2000
Innocent on Death Row
Professor Nesson moderated a panel of experts who discussed the potential impacts of DNA research and technology on criminal law, particularly in capital crimes. Among the issues they addressed ...
23Feb 11, 2000
Capital Punishment Legislation
Senator Leahy spoke to reporters about legislation he is sponsoring to reform the administration of capital punishment, following the exoneration of several inmates. His legislation would allow ...