Posts for April, 2012

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN CONNECTICUT, 1973-2007: A COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION FROM 4686 MURDERS TO ONE EXECUTION

April 13, 2012

Abstract: This study explores and evaluates the application of the death penalty in Connecticut from 1973 until 2007, a period during which 4686 murders were committed in the state. The objective is to assess whether the system operates lawfully and reasonably or is marred by arbitrariness, caprice, or discrimination. My [...]

The Health Care Challenge Threatens All Regulation

April 13, 2012

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—which critics sometimes label Obamacare, as if the issue were the president, rather than providing adequate and affordable medical care—is under sharp legal attack, condemned as unconstitutional by conservative federal judges in Virginia and Florida. Yet the grounds for the constitutional assault, ironically, stem [...]

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, JD ’52, is Honored for Her Historic Nomination to the Supreme Court

April 12, 2012

Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan pay tribute to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, JD ’52 (BA ’50), in this CSPAN discussion.