May 31, 2016

LegalEyes for May 31, 2016

criminal justice reform, Death Penalty, LegalEyes, Racial justice

by Jim Thompson

At Jost on Justice, Kenneth Jost provides commentary on the Supreme Court’s decision in Foster v. Chatman, celebrating a long overdue victory for racial justice.     

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear an appeal challenging the constitutionality of the death penalty, reports Lawrence Hurley at Reuters.

Large pharmaceutical companies may be able to accomplish what the Supreme Court has not – forcing an end to the death penalty, opines Rose Carmen Goldberg at Harvard Law and Policy Review