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School of Law’s Capital Punishment Clinic Wins U.S. Supreme Court Case for Texas Death Row Inmate

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Monday, March 7 that prisoners may bring a civil rights claim to try to obtain DNA evidence and assert their innocence, handing a victory to Texas death row inmate Hank Skinner who is represented by the University of Texas School of Law's Capital Punishment Clinic.

Capital Punishment Clinic Heads Back to Supreme Court for Fourth Time in Four Years

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on May 24 to resolve a 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.