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In February, Florida enacted a new death penalty statute that resolved the constitutional issues the U.S. Supreme Court found in 2016. Even with this reinstatement, one state’s attorney, Aramis D. Ayala, said that her office would not seek what she views as an ineffective and costly form

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Guest post by Professor Carrie Leonetti.* Professor Leonetti is a professor of criminal and constitutional law at the University of Oregon School of Law and the Director of the Oregon Criminal Justice Advocacy Project.  She was the Executive Technical Editor of CR-CL in 1999-2000. This

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Redistricting – the redrawing of state voting district boundaries every ten years – is intended to ensure that state legislatures fairly represent their voters.  Instead, in a practice called gerrymandering, state lawmakers often architect voting districts that will favor the election of incumbents and their

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