Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment

Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment

by Carol S. Steiker, Jordan M. Steiker


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674737426
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 11/07/2016
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,271,098
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Carol S. Steiker is Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

Jordan M. Steiker is Judge Robert M. Parker Endowed Chair in Law at the University of Texas School of Law.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Regulating the Death Penalty to Death 1

1 Before Constitutional Regulation 6

2 The Supreme Court Steps In 38

3 The Invisibility of Race in the Constitutional Revolution 78

4 Between the Supreme Court and the States 116

5 The Failures of Regulation 154

6 An Unsustainable System? 193

7 Recurring Patterns in Constitutional Regulation 217

8 The Future of the American Death Penalty 255

9 Life after Death 290

Notes 325

Acknowledgments 373

Index 377

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