Glossip v. Gross-Supreme Court's Opinion

03/08/2016 | 10:28 | Robin C. Konrad, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Capital Habeas Unit at FPD-AZ

Although the Supreme Court in its 2015 opinion in Glossip v. Gross upheld the constitutionality of execution by lethal injection, the path forward following that opinion has been anything but straight.  Robin C. Konrad, who argued the case in Washington, D.C. on behalf of the defendants, takes a few minutes to discuss the significance of that opinion and some of the long-term developments that may (or already have begun to) arise as a result of the Court’s ruling.  Ms. Konrad also discusses possible changes to the national discussion on the constitutionality of capital punishment in light of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February 2016.