Bucklew v. Precythe : Brief of Arizona Voice for Crime Victims, Inc., and Melissa Sanders as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents

26 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2018 Last revised: 11 Sep 2018

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Paul G. Cassell

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Allyson N. Ho

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Daniel Nowicki

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Daniel Chen

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Date Written: August 23, 2018

Abstract

This amicus brief in Bucklew v. Precythe discusses how undue delay in capital cases can harm crime victims’ families. After reviewing the facts of the cases, the brief draws on the available scholarship to show how extended delays in criminal cases – and particularly death penalty cases – can compound the harms and exacerbate the trauma that victims’ families suffer. The brief concludes that the important interests of victims should be vindicated by affirming the judgment reached below.

Keywords: Capital Punishment, Crime Victims Rights, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Death Penalty

Suggested Citation

Cassell, Paul G. and Ho, Allyson N. and Nowicki, Daniel and Chen, Daniel, Bucklew v. Precythe : Brief of Arizona Voice for Crime Victims, Inc., and Melissa Sanders as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents (August 23, 2018). University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 279. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3237782 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3237782

Paul G. Cassell (Contact Author)

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Allyson N. Ho

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP ( email )

Daniel Nowicki

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP ( email )

Daniel Chen

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP ( email )

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