Topic: Capital Punishment Center

Capital Punishment Center To Host Conference on Legislative Developments on the Death Penalty

April 7, 2010

The University of Texas School of Law's Capital Punishment Center will host a conference on legislative developments concerning the American death penalty on April 9-10. The event is free and open to the public.

"The American Death Penalty in the Twenty-first Century: the Direction of Legislative Change and the Prospects for Legislative Abolition" will bring together lawyers and lawmakers from around the country to talk about efforts to abolish the death penalty (New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Colorado, Kansas) as well as efforts to expand it (Georgia, Massachusetts, Virginia, New Hampshire) and reform it (North Carolina, Maryland, California). 

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Law prof quoted by Associated Press

Oct. 3, 2007
Law prof quoted by Associated Press

Twenty-five years ago, states began using lethal injections as a more humane way to kill death row inmates without sparks or gas, bullets or rope.

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