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Co-Opting Compassion: The Federal Victim's Rights Amendment, Lynne Henderson Jan 1998

Co-Opting Compassion: The Federal Victim's Rights Amendment, Lynne Henderson

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Constitutional Challenges To New York State's Death Penalty Statute, John M. Shields Jan 1998

Constitutional Challenges To New York State's Death Penalty Statute, John M. Shields

Fordham Urban Law Journal

New York State's death penalty statute is constitutionally flawed in many respects. It violates the state and federal prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment and provides unrestricted prosecutorial discretion to pursue the death penalty. This standardless and unfettered discretion creates the risk of arbitrary or discriminatory application of capital punishment.