Topic: Skinner v. Switzer

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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