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Jordan Steiker, Judge Robert M Parker Endowed Chair in Law and codirector of the Capital Punishment Center.

Jordan Steiker analyzes Supreme Court’s decision in McQuiggin v. Perkins for SCOTUSBlog

Jordan Steiker, Judge Robert M. Parker Chair in Law and codirector of the Law School’s Capital Punishment Center, has written an analysis of the Supreme Court’s opinion in McQuiggin v. Perkins, which was published May 28, 2013.


Capital Punishment Clinic wins new sentencing trial for client

Finding that a pre-1991 Texas death sentence had been imposed in violation of the Eighth Amendment, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a brief per curiam opinion on March 27, 2013, vacating the death sentence of Marlin Nelson. Nelson was represented in his appeal by University of Texas School of Law Professors Rob Owen and Jordan Steiker, assisted by the students of the Law School’s Capital Punishment Clinic.


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Professor Jordan Steiker previews and recaps federal habeas case McQuiggin v. Perkins in SCOTUSblog

Jordan Steiker, Judge Robert M. Parker Chair in Law and Co-Director of the Capital Punishment Center, has written a preview of McQuiggin v. Perkins, a federal habeas case scheduled to be argued the week of February 25, 2013, at the Supreme Court, at SCOTUSblog.


National Pro Bono Week at UT Law: Spotlight on Professor Jordan Steiker

In recognition of National Pro Bono Week (October 23–29), the UT Law Pro Bono Program celebrates the pro bono efforts of members of the Law School community. Recently the Pro Bono Program spoke with Professor Jordan Steiker about his work representing clients in capital cases.


Jordan Steiker, Judge Robert M Parker Endowed Chair in Law

Professor Jordan Steiker in The New Republic discusses prospects for judicial abolition of the death penalty in the wake of Davis execution

Professor Jordan Steiker, Judge Robert M Parker Endowed Chair in Law and codirector of the Capital Punishment Center, and his sister, Carol Steiker, of Harvard Law School, have written an article in The New Republic arguing that opponents of the death penalty might be closer to reaching their goal of abolition than many think.


Jordan Steiker, Judge Robert M Parker Endowed Chair in Law

Professor Jordan Steiker in The New Republic discusses Governor Perry’s role in administering the Texas death penalty

Jordan Steiker, Judge Robert M Parker Endowed Chair in Law and codirector of the Law School’s Capital Punishment Center, has cowritten (with his sister, Carol Steiker of Harvard Law School) an article in The New Republic, “Don’t Blame Perry for Texas’s Execution Addiction. He Doesn’t Have Much to Do With It,” on Texas Governor Rick Perry’s role in administering capital punishment in Texas.


Capital Punishment Clinic Wins New Penalty Trial for Client

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued an opinion on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, vacating the death sentence of Roy G. Smith. Smith was represented in his appeal by University of Texas School of Law Professors Rob Owen and Jordan Steiker, assisted by the students of the Law School’s Capital Punishment Clinic.