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How Does the Federal Death Penalty Work?

A sign warns away trespassers at the Federal Correctional Complex Terre Haute on July 25th, 2019 in Terre Haute, Indiana, where prisoners on federal death row are held.(Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)The United States Department of

The Legacy of McCleskey v. Kemp

The McCleskey opinion has had far-reaching effects on all kinds of equal-protection claims. The precedent impairs constitutional challenges based on widespread racial disparities not just in capital sentencing, but in the…
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