A book-length article published today in the Columbia University Human Rights Law Review sheds new light on the case of Carlos DeLuna – who was executed by the State of Texas on December 7, 1989 for the 1983 murder of convenience store clerk Wanda Lopez in Corpus Christi – and seeks to answer haunting questions as to whether he was in fact innocent of this crime.
The Houston Chronicle (March 4, 2010) followed up on a report issued earlier this week by the American Constitution Society regarding factors increasing the chance of a death sentence. The report was conducted by Scott Phillips, a University of Denver sociology and criminology professor, who studied the 504 capital murder indictments in Harris County between […]
Professor Scott Phillips published a brief with the American Constitution Society on February 23, 2010 regarding the effects of hired counsel versus court-appointed attorney’s in capital murder cases in Harris County. The report investigated the 504 adults indicted with capital murder in the country between 1992-1999. The brief compared the outcome of cases where the […]