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  • 24 Aug 2009
    Stephen Sheppard

    The Duty of a Death Case Judge

    No obligation of a judge is more awful than to rule on who should live and who should die at the hands of the state. Many judges grow weary and callous from the endless claims of America's three thousand death-row inmates, yet the law, the judges, and especially the people in whose name all this is done, can never allow a single case to escape the most perfect scrutiny possible.

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  • 29 Jun 2009

    Steve Sheppard – new FindLaw Column

    Steve Sheppard, author of I Do Solemnly Swear: The Moral Obligations of Legal Officials, just kicked his own FindLaw column off with a bang – an analysis of the Supreme Court’s decision on “judge-buying”.

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  • 7 May 2009

    The Torture Debate: Disbar the Lawyers?

    An editorial in the New York Times today calls for the Obama administration to “[move] toward some accountability for the Bush administration lawyers who justified torture.” The lawyers, it says, did not make honest legal opinions, but instead “deliberately contorted the law to justify decisions that had already been made, making them complicit in those […]

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