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No More Tinkering: The American Law Institute and the Death Penalty Provisions of the Model Penal Code

70 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2012 Last revised: 22 Mar 2012

Carol S. Steiker

Harvard Law School

Jordan M. Steiker

University of Texas School of Law

Date Written: December 1, 2010

Abstract

This Special Feature contains the full text of the report we wrote for the American Law Institute that provided the scholarly background for the ALI’s eventual withdrawal of the death penalty provisions of the Model Penal Code. The report is exactly as it was submitted to the ALI, and it is preceded by an introduction providing some historical context regarding the ALI’s involvement with the death penalty and describing the report’s production and aftermath.

Keywords: capital punishment, death penalty, model penal code

Suggested Citation

Steiker, Carol S. and Steiker, Jordan M., No More Tinkering: The American Law Institute and the Death Penalty Provisions of the Model Penal Code (December 1, 2010). Texas Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 2, p. 353, 2010; Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 12-02; U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 206; U of Texas Law, Law and Econ Research Paper No. 215. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1991314

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