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Capital Punishment Clinic Director Rob Owen appears before U.S. Supreme Court for Skinner v. Switzer

Clinical Professor Rob Owen, director of the the University of Texas School of Law’s Capital Punishment Clinic, will argue before the the Supreme Court of the United States today, Oct. 13, 2010.


Capital Punishment Clinic heads back to U.S. Supreme Court for the fourth time in four years

The Supreme Court of the United States agreed on Monday, May 24, 2010, to resolve an important dispute among the lower federal courts over the reach of a federal civil rights statute in a DNA evidence case brought by Texas death row prisoner Hank Skinner. This marks the fourth time in as many years that the Supreme Court has granted plenary review in a case in which the Capital Punishment Clinic of the University of Texas School of Law is serving as counsel to a condemned prisoner.