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In Light of Reyhaneh Jabbari: Death Penalty – The Most Premeditated of Murders?

BY LAUREN GALLAGHER – “People who are well represented at trial do not get the death penalty…I have yet to see a death case among the dozens coming to the Supreme Court on eve-of-execution stay applications in which the defendant was well represented at trial.” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg[1] Despite an international campaign urging a reprieve, twenty-six-year-old […]

Self-Defense: An Internationally Utilized Justification for Murder

BY KELSEY HAYDEN — The United States has become exceptionally familiar with the first and second-degree murder shield of self-defense. The heavily broadcasted case of George Zimmerman made headlines nationwide in 2013, as the neighborhood watch volunteer escaped second-degree murder charges using a claim of self-defense.[i] Less than one year later, Michael Dunn was charged with first-degree […]