Chris Christie (L '85) talks about representing death row inmate Victor Stephens. In 2011, a federal court granted Stephens a new trial. The State of Alabama had convicted Stephens of killing two men in a 1986 convenience store robbery. The jury recommended a sentence of life without parole. The trial judge, however, entered an order, drafted ex parte by the Assistant District Attorney, overriding the jury and sentencing Mr. Stephens to death. Christie discusses not only the travails of representing a death row inmate in hostile forums, but also all lawyers’ calling and duty to handle pro bono work.
A New Trial for a Death Row Inmate
Blocher argues for creation of interstate market for sovereign territory in the U.S.
Professor Joseph Blocher argues that the unique relationship between state sovereignty and state territory in the United States creates threads—mobile state borders and active markets for public land and sovereign functions—that can and should be woven together to create an interstate market for sovereign territory.University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Duke Law teams with Duke Dining Services to select new cafe vendor
Representatives of Duke Law faculty, staff, and students will participate in the selection of a new vendor to operate the second-floor café.
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