Executions hit 20-year low in 2014; which seven states carried them out?

Thirty-five people were executed in the United States in 2014, the lowest number in 20 years.

The number of new death sentences imposed this year—72 so far–also declined, reaching the…

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Analysis of Key Federal Cases


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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

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Posts feature musings on law, politics and economics by Cornell Law School professor Michael Dorf and some of his law professor friends.

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It’s your turn to pick the caption you think should appear with this month’s legal-themed cartoon.

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All is not as it seems for 9th Circuit clerk in ATL founder’s new novel (podcast)

In David Lat’s first novel, Supreme Ambitions, a young Yale Law School grad named Audrey Coyne lands what appears to be the opportunity of a lifetime when she becomes a clerk for Judge Christina Wong Stinson of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Coyne sees this as the first…

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