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Defendant Is Entitled to Instruction That, If Sentenced to Life, He Would Not Be Eligible for Parole, Notwithstanding the Potential Availability of Executive Clemency
July 15th, 2016

In Lynch v. Arizona, ___U.S.___; 136 S.Ct. 1818 (May 31, 2016) the defendant was sentenced to death after the prosecutor argued Lynch’s future dangerousness and the judge refused to instruct the jury that, if sentenced to life, the defendant would be ineligible for parole. While the relevant statutes provided that, if the jury returned a […]

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