Monday, March 11, 2013
David R. Dow (pictured) and Safa Ansari-Bayegan (University of Houston Law Center and University of Houston) have posted How Many People Have Been Unconstitutionally Executed in Texas? on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
We examine life sentences in capital cases from 2007 until 2012 to determine how many death row inmates sentenced from 1977 to 1991 would have received sentences of life in prison rather than death had the Texas sentencing scheme not been unconstitutional.