TITLE

JUDICIAL SUICIDE OR CONSTITUTIONAL AUTONOMY? A CAPITAL DEFENDANT'S RIGHT TO PLEAD GUILTY

AUTHOR(S)
Fisher, Barry J.
PUB. DATE
September 2001
SOURCE
Albany Law Review;2001, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p181
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents a historical discussion of a criminal defendant's right to plead guilty to a capital offense at common law as well as during the colonial era until the adoption of the U.S. Fourteenth Amendment. Discussion on the prohibition against capital guilty pleas; Reason the prohibition of capital guilty pleas is no longer applicable; Implications to capital defendants.
ACCESSION #
9539734

 

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