Topic: Rob Owen

School of Law's Capital Punishment Clinic Wins U.S. Supreme Court Case for Texas Death Row Inmate

March 7, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Monday, March 7 that prisoners may bring a civil rights claim to try to obtain DNA evidence and assert their innocence, handing a victory to Texas death row inmate Hank Skinner who is represented by the University of Texas School of Law's Capital Punishment Clinic.

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Capital Punishment Clinic Heads Back to Supreme Court for Fourth Time in Four Years

May 27, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on May 24 to resolve a dispute among the lower federal courts over the reach of a federal civil rights statute in a DNA evidence case brought by Texas death row prisoner Hank Skinner.

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Capital Punishment Clinic Wins Client New Penalty Trial

May 4, 2010

In the latest in a series of decisions striking down Texas death sentences imposed before 1991, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued an opinion on April 28, vacating the death sentence of Roy G. Smith.

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Law professor talks about death penalty in Texas

May 29, 2008
Law professor talks about death penalty in Texas

Lawyers who represent Death Row inmates in Texas say they expect the state to execute 25 to 30 prisoners this year and as many as 50 next year. Now attorneys are trying to deal with the crush of cases, identifying which ones require greater resources, according to lawyers.

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