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Procedural Labyrinths And The Injustice Of Death: A Critique Of Death Penalty Habeas Corpus (Part Two), Alan W. Clarke Jan 1996

Procedural Labyrinths And The Injustice Of Death: A Critique Of Death Penalty Habeas Corpus (Part Two), Alan W. Clarke

University of Richmond Law Review

The following is part two of a two-part article that critiques death penalty habeas corpus. Partone of this article included discussionsof the ineffective assistanceof counsel and the federal habeas corpus exhaustion requirement. 29 U. RICH. L. REV. 1327 (1995). Part two of this article,which follows, discusses issues related to retroactivity in habeas corpus proceedings and procedural default.


Some Thoughts On Bifurcated Sentencing In Non-Capital Felony Cases In Virginia, Thomas D. Horne Jan 1996

Some Thoughts On Bifurcated Sentencing In Non-Capital Felony Cases In Virginia, Thomas D. Horne

University of Richmond Law Review

The punishment stage of a jury trial poses a difficult test for the conflicting attitudes and opinions of individual jurors. In the search for a mature, well-reasoned, and educated verdict, an understanding of the sentencing process by those controlling the flow of information is the best insurance against decisions which spring from passion, prejudice, and personal bias. Given recent legislative changes affecting sentencing in non-capital felony cases, such an understanding is not susceptible to hornbook solutions. This paper will attempt to put those changes in the context of existing sentencing practices and of related evidentiary issues. It is hoped that ...


University Of Richmond Law Review Jan 1996

University Of Richmond Law Review

University of Richmond Law Review

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Annual Survey Of Virginia Law: Criminal Law And Procedure, Cullen D. Seltzer Jan 1996

Annual Survey Of Virginia Law: Criminal Law And Procedure, Cullen D. Seltzer

University of Richmond Law Review

This article discusses recent Virginia cases and legislative developments in the area of criminal law and procedure. The article discusses cases from April of 1995 to July of 1996 and legislative changes effective July 1, 1996. This article does not discuss federal developments. Nor does the article discuss death penalty issues, as that area of the law is sufficiently particularized that, for purposes of manageability, it falls outside the scope of this discussion.