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Jordan M. Steiker

  • Judge Robert M Parker Endowed Chair in Law
  • Director - Capital Punishment Center

Publications

Books

  • Death Penalty Stories (with John H. Blume, eds., New York: Foundation Press, 2009).

Articles

  • Miller v. Alabama: Is Death (Still) Different? [Symposium: Youth Matters: Miller v. Alabama and the Future of Juvenile Sentencing], 11 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 37 (2013) (with Carol S. Steiker).
  • The American Death Penalty: Constitutional Regulation as the Distinctive Feature of American Exceptionalism [Symposium: Future of the Death Penalty in America], 67 University of Miami Law Review 329 (2013).
  • Entrenchment and/or Destabilization? Reflections on (Another) Two Decades of Constitutional Regulation of Capital Punishment, 30 Law and Inequality 211 (2012) (with Carol Steiker).
  • Why Death Penalty Opponents Are Closer to Their Goal Than They Realize , The New Republic, September 2, 2011 (with Carol S. Steiker). <http://www.tnr.com/article/95378/troy-davis-death-penalty-abolish>
  • Don't Blame Perry for Texas's Execution Addiction. He Doesn't Have Much to Do With It., The New Republic, September 2, 2011 (with Carol S. Steiker). <www.tnr.com/article/politics/94478/rick-perry-texas-death-penalty-clemencyref>
  • Cost and Capital Punishment: A New Consideration Transforms an Old Debate, 2010 University of Chicago Legal Forum 117 (2010) (with Carol S. Steiker). View Article
  • Part II: Report to the ALI Concerning Capital Punishment--Prepared at the Request of ALI Director Lance Liebman by Professors Carol S. Steiker & Jordan M. Steiker, 89 Texas Law Review 367 (2010) (with Carol S. Steiker). View Article
  • Capital Punishment: A Century of Discontinuous Debate [Symposium: Centennial Symposium: A Century of Criminal Justice], 100 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 643 (2010)(with Carol S. Steiker). View Article
  • No More Tinkering: The American Law Institute and the Death Penalty Provisions of the Model Penal Code, 89 Texas Law Review 353 (2010) (with Carol S. Steiker). View Article
  • Brown's Descendants [Symposium: Fifth Annual Wiley A. Branton-Howard Law Journal Symposium: Thurgood Marshall: His Life, His Work, His Legacy], 52 Howard Law Journal 583 (2009).
  • Opening a Window or Building a Wall? The Effect of Eighth Amendment Death Penalty Law and Advocacy on Criminal Justice More Broadly [Symposium: Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Litigating Under The Eighth Amendment], 11 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 155 (2008) (with Carol S. Steiker).
  • Atkins v. Virginia: Lessons from Substance and Procedure in the Constitutional Regulation of Capital Punishment [Symposium: Protecting a National Moral Consensus: Challenges in the Application of Atkins v. Virginia: Seventeenth Annual DePaul Law Review Symposium], 57 DePaul Law Review 721 (2008) (with Carol S. Steiker).
  • Improving Representation of Capital Cases: Establishing the Right Baseline in Federal Habeas to Promote Structural Reform Within States, 34 American Journal of Criminal Law 293 (2007).
  • The Shadow of Death: The Effect of Capital Punishment on American Criminal Law and Policy, 89 Judicature 250 (March-April 2006) (with Carol Steiker).
  • A Tale of Two Nations: Implementation of the Death Penalty in "Executing" Versus "Symbolic" States in the United States [Symposium: Punishment Law and Policy], 84 Texas Law Review 1869 (2006) (with Carol S. Steiker).
  • Foreword [Symposium: Punishment Law and Policy], 84 Texas Law Review 1687 (2006) (with Susan R. Klein).
  • United States: Roper v. Simmons, 4 International Journal of Constitutional Law 163 (2006).
  • The Seduction of Innocence: The Attraction and Limitations of the Focus on Innocence in Capital Punishment Law and Advocacy, 95 Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology 587 (2005) (with Carol S. Steiker).
  • The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action: Ruling by Ruling, We Inch Closer to Core Problem at Our Universities, Austin American-Statesman, June 25, 2003, at A11 (with Sanford Levinson).
  • The Search for Equality in Criminal Sentencing, 2002 Supreme Court Review 223 (2003) (with Susan R. Klein).
  • The Death Penalty: A Panel Discussion, 2002 Proceedings of the Philosophical Society of Texas 86 (with others)
  • Abolition in Our Time, 1 Ohio State Criminal Law Journal 323 (2003) (with Carol Steiker).
  • Should Abolitionists Support Legislative "Reform" of the Death Penalty?, 63 Ohio State Law Journal 417 (2002) (with Carol S. Steiker).
  • A Chance for Texas to Right a Death-Penalty Wrong, Houston Chronicle, Apr. 1, 2001, at 4C.
  • It's Time to Practice the Law We Preach, Newsday, Feb. 20, 2001, at A27 (with Carol S. Steiker).
  • Did the Oklahoma City Bombers Succeed?, 574 Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 185 (2001)
  • Habeas Exceptionalism [Symposium: Restructuring Federal Courts], 78 Texas Law Review 1703 (2000).
  • Introduction [Symposium: Restructuring Federal Courts], 78 Texas Law Review 1399 (2000).
  • Graglia's Argument Has Some Holes, Austin American-Statesman, Dec. 11, 1999, at A15
  • Restructuring Post-Conviction Review of Federal Constitutional Claims Raised by State Prisoners: Confronting the New Face of Excessive Proceduralism, 1998 University of Chicago Legal Forum 315.
  • The Constitutional Regulation of Capital Punishment Since Furman v. Georgia, 29 St. Mary's Law Journal 971 (1998) (with Carol S. Steiker)
  • Defending Categorical Exemptions to the Death Penalty: Reflections on the ABA's Resolutions Concerning the Execution of Juveniles and Persons With Mental Retardation, Law & Contemporary Problems, Autumn 1998, at 89 (with Carol S. Steiker).
  • Panel Discussions: Reflections on a Quarter-Century of Constitutional Regulation of Capital Punishment, 30 John Marshall Law Review 399 (1997) (with Joseph M. Bessette et al.).
  • The Limits of Legal Language: Decisionmaking in Capital Cases, 94 Michigan Law Review 2590 (1996).
  • Taking Text and Structure Really Seriously: Constitutional Interpretation and the Crises of Presidential Eligibility, 74 Texas Law Review 237 (1995) (with Sanford Levinson & Jack M. Balkin).
  • Incorporating the Suspension Clause: Is There a Constitutional Right to Federal Habeas Corpus for State Prisoners?, 92 Michigan Law Review 862 (1994).
  • Sober Second Thoughts: Reflections on Two Decades of Constitutional Regulation of Capital Punishment, 109 Harvard Law Review 355 (1995) (with Carol S. Steiker). [Reprinted in Capital Punishment: A Balanced Examination (Evan J. Mandery ed.; Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2005).]
  • Judging the Executioners: Progressive Politicians and the Death Penalty, 2 Reconstruction no. 2, at 112 (1993).
  • The Long Road Up From Barbarism: Thurgood Marshall and the Death Penalty, 71 Texas Law Review 1131 (1993).
  • Innocence and Federal Habeas, 41 UCLA Law Review 303 (1993).
  • Let God Sort Them Out? Refining the Individualization Requirement for Capital Sentencing, 102 Yale Law Journal 835 (1992).

Reviews

  • Peculiar Times for a Peculiar Institution, 48 Tulsa Law Review 357 (2012) (reviewing Peculiar Institution: America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition, by David Garland).
  • American Icon: Does it Matter What the Court Said in Brown?, 81 Texas Law Review 305 (2002) (essay reviewing What Brown v. Board of Education Should Have Said, ed. by Jack M. Balkin).
  • Punishment and the Death Penalty, ed. by Robert M. Baird & Stuart E. Rosenbaum, 16 Canadian Philosophical Reviews / Revue Canadienne de Comptes rendus en Philosophie 3 (1996).
  • "Post" Liberalism, 74 Texas Law Review 1059 (1996) (reviewing Constitutional Domains: Democracy, Community, Management, by Robert C. Post).
  • Creating a Community of Liberals, 69 Texas Law Review 795 (1991) (reviewing Human Liberty and Freedom of Speech, by C. Edwin Baker; and The First Amendment, Democracy, and Romance, by Steven H. Shiffrin).

Contributions

  • Broken and Beyond Repair: The American Death Penalty and the Insuperable Obstacles to Reform, in Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections, 707 (Joan Petersilia & Kevin Reitz, eds., Oxford University Press, 2012) (with Carol Steiker).
  • The Beginning of the End? in The Road to Abolition? The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States 97 (Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. & Austin Sarat eds., New York: New York University Press, 2009) (with Carol S. Steiker).
  • The Role of Constitutional Facts and Social Science Research in Capital Litigation: Is "Proof" of Arbitrariness or Inaccuracy Relevant to the Constitutional Regulation of the American Death Penalty? in The Future of the American Death Penalty: An Agenda for the Next Generation of Capital Punishment Research 23 (Charles S. Lanier, William J. Bowers, & James R. Acker eds., Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2009).
  • Capital Punishment, in Federalism in America: An Encyclopedia (Joseph R. Marbach et al. eds.; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005).
  • Judicial Developments in Capital Punishment Law, in America's Experiment with Capital Punishment: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of the Ultimate Penal Sanction (J.R. Acker & R.M. Bohm eds. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2nd ed. 2003) (with Carol S. Steiker).
  • Federal Habeas and the Death Penalty: Reflections on the New Habeas Provisions of the Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, in Essential Readings on Political Terrorism: Analyses of Problems and Prospects for the 21st Century 216 (Harvey W. Kushner ed.; Lincoln, Neb.: Gordian Knot Books, 2002).
  • Habeas Corpus, in Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice (4 vols.; Joshua Dressler ed.; New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2nd ed. 2002).
  • Judicial Developments in Capital Punishment Law, in America's Experiment With Capital Punishment: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of the Ultimate Penal Sanction 47 (James R. Acker et al. eds.; Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 1998) (with Carol S. Steiker).

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