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"Fate worse than death" - An essay on whether long times on death row are cruel times
This essay's focus is whether extended incarceration on death row is, itself, so cruel and unusual as to implicate Eighth Amendment values and constitute a ground for relief. To answer this question, we must explore, first, ...
Faithful to the Constitution: The roadblock for Nebraska's schools
For six decades, American schools have been the major battleground in the controversy surrounding the doctrine of separation of church and state. This struggle, inevitably, pits claims that public agents have violated the ...
Relic of the past or tool for unity? America considers the Electoral College
The 2000 presidential election spotlighted an ancient institution and focused attention on the question of whether it should be altered or abolished as America enters the 21st century.
Atlas for obscenity: Exploring community standards
During the one hundred and fifty years after the adoption of the first amendment, the United States Supreme Court had no occasion to pass on the constitutionlality of laws which made obsenity a crime. Since the mid-1950's, ...
Even-handed justice in Nebraska: The preliminary hearing and the plea in abatement
In Stone v. Powell,1 the Supreme Court of the United States put the states on notice that they would become increasingly the last fora for the adjudication of the rights of criminally accused. The decision's withdrawal of ...