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Death penalty cases a factor behind efforts to oust justices

Source: 
The Wichita Eagle
Author: 
Amy Renee Leiker
Date: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

"Family members of the Carr brothers’ victims came away stunned after listening to the Kansas Supreme Court justices dissect the appeals of their loved ones’ killers in 2013.

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Reversing rulings 'is what the United States Supreme Court is supposed to do,' University of Kansas School of Law professor Lumen Mulligan said. 'That the system works is not a strike against the system.'

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Because the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear only a fraction of the 7,000 to 8,000 petitions for review it receives each term, it looks for and takes cases to reverse, said Mulligan, the KU law professor. 'That’s how it does business.'"

 

Faculty name: 
Lumen Mulligan