Tuesday, November 12, 2013

National Symposium on the Death Penalty held at Carter Center

 The ABA Symposium on the Death Penalty was held last week in at the Carter Center.  Kentucky is one of the states in which the ABA has conducted an assessment (available here).  Public Advocate, Ed Monahan, was in attendance.   Other speakers included Stephen Bright and retired Sixth Circuit Judge Boyce Martin.

Jimmy Carter calls for fresh moratorium on death penalty

“It’s time for the supreme court to look at the totality of the death penalty once again,” Carter said. “My preference would be for the court to rule that it is cruel and unusual punishment, which would make it prohibitive under the US constitution.”
The Kentucky Bar Association Criminal Law Section and the University of Kentucky College of Law are sponsoring the Second Annual Forum on Criminal Law Reform in the Commonwealth of Kentucky on Friday, November 15, 2013.  "The Death Penalty in the Commonwealth: What the ABA Kentucky Death Penalty Assessment Team Report on the Administration of the Death Penalty in Kentucky Means" will be held from 12:00-5:00 p.m. in the University of Kentucky College of Law Courtroom. The program has been accredited for 4.25 CLE credits in Kentucky.  Admission to the forum is free, and interested individuals are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion. Details and registration information are available on the University of Kentucky College of Law's website