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Administration Encourages Use Of Death Penalty In Certain Drug-Related Crimes

By Phillip J. Murphy |

Recently, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to all U.S. attorneys identifying which drug-related crimes should warrant prosecutors pursuing the death penalty. Specifically, he advocated for federal prosecutors utilizing laws that permit capital punishment as a sentence in both non-violent and violent cases. In providing concrete examples of cases where he feels that… Read More »


U.S. Supreme Court To Decide On Sixth Amendment Rights In Death Penalty Case

By Phillip J. Murphy |

On January 17th, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in McCoy v. Louisiana, a case which poses an important question in criminal defense cases regarding whether a defendant’s attorney can admit their guilt to a jury against the defendant’s wishes, and whether doing so violates the Sixth Amendment. This particular case involves a defendant… Read More »


“On The Death Penalty, New Jersey Got It Right”

By Phillip J. Murphy |

December marks the 10th anniversary of the abolition of the death penalty in New Jersey. After the Appellate Division found the procedures by which capital punishment was being imposed in the state to be unconstitutional in 2004, the Death Penalty Study Commission—as created by the legislature—recommended its abolition. In its place followed life imprisonment… Read More »

New Bill Seeks To Reinstate Death Penalty in New Jersey

By Phillip J. Murphy |

A bill was introduced the week of November 23rd seeking to restore the death penalty for serious crimes committed in the state of New Jersey, nine years after it was officially banned. New Jersey was the first state to abolish the death penalty in 42 years, replacing capital punishment with life in prison without… Read More »

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