Friday, April 22, 2005
Webcast set for Noon EDT tomorrow.
Clemency and the Executive's Power to Spare Life or Let Someone Die Is Lecture Topic (Webcast Live)
"When Illinois Governor George Ryan emptied Illinois' death row in January 2003, his actions put a new face on when and to whom clemency should be accorded. It's a topic that Amherst College Professor Austin Sarat will examine when he presents the Schwartz Lecture on Dispute Resolution at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law on Friday, April 22."
"In his lecture, “Mercy, Clemency, and Capital Punishment: Two Accounts,” Professor Sarat will discuss two examples of the speech and writing that surround clemency, one by Governor Ryan, the other by former Ohio Governor Michael DiSalle. He will focus on how governors use rhetoric and narrative in coping with the decision to spare a life or let someone die, and how they explain or justify their use of this extraordinary power."
Source: Press Release dated April 4, 2005 [Mark Godsey, thanks to Joe Hodnicki]