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Below is a list of articles relevant to the death penalty by Cornell law faculty:

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  • Blume, John.H. & Morgan Clark, "Unwell": Indiana v. Edwards and the Fate of Mentally Ill Defendants, 21 Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 151 (2011)
  • Blume, John H., Sheri Lynn Johnson & Keir M. Weyble, In Defense of Non-Capital Habeas: A Response to Hoffman and King, 96 Cornell L. Rev. 435 (2011)
  • Blume, John H., Sheri Johnson, Emily Paavola & Keir Weyble, When Lightning Strikes: South Carolina's Return to the Unconstitutional, Standardless Capital Sentencing Regime of the Pre-Furman Era, 4 Charleston L. Rev. 479 (2010) WESTLAW
  • Blume, John H., The Dance of Death or (Almost) "No One Gets Out of Here Alive": The Fourth Circuit's Capital Punishment Jurisprudence, 61 S.C. L. Rev. 465 (2010) WESTLAW
  • Blume, John H. & Emily C. Paavola, A Reintroduction: Survival Skills for Post-Conviction Practice in South Carolina, 4 Charleston L. Rev. 223 (2010) WESTLAW
  • Blume, John H. & Sheri Lynn Johnson, Back to a Future: Reversing Keith Simpson's Death Sentence and Making Peace with the Victim's Family Through Post-Conviction Investigation, 77 UMKC L. Rev. 963 (2009) WESTLAW
  • "Coker v. Georgia: Of Rape, Race, and Burying the Past," in Blume & Steiker, Capital Punishment Stories (Foundation Press 2009).
  • "Gilmore v. Utah: The Persistent Problem of Volunteers," in Blume & Steiker, Capital Punishment Stories (Foundation Press 2009).
  • Blume, John H., Sheri Johnson & Christopher Seeds, "Of Atkins and Men": Deviations from Clinical Definitions of Mental Retardation in Death Penalty Cases, 18 Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 689 (2009).
  • Blume, John H., Sheri Johnson & Christopher Seeds, "Mental Retardation and the Death Penalty Five Years After Atkins," The Future of America’s Death Penalty (Carolina Academic Press 2009).
  • Blume, John H. & Emily Paavola, "Crime Labs and Prison Guards: A Comment on Melendez-Diaz and its Potential Impact on Capital Sentencing," 3 Charleston Law Review 205 (2009). WESTLAW
  • Blume, John H. & Sheri Johnson & Christopher Seeds, "An Empirical Look at Atkins v. Virginia and its Application in Capital Cases," 76 Tenn. L. Rev. 625 (2009). WESTLAW
  • Blume, John H., Sheri Johnson & Scott Sundby, "Competent Capital Representation: The Necessity of Knowing and Heeding What Jurors Tell Us About Mitigation," 36 Hostra Law Review 1035 (2008).  WESTLAW
  • Blume, John H., "The Dilemma of the Criminal Defendant with a Prior Record – Lessons from the Wrongfully Convicted," 5 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 477 (2008).
  • Blume, John H. & Stacey Neumann, "It’s Like Deja Vu All Over Again, Williams v. Taylor, Wiggins v. Smith and a (Partial) Return to the Guidelines Approach to the Effective Assistance of Counsel," 34 American Journal of Criminal Law 127 (2007).
  • Johnson, Sheri Lynn, "Litigating for Racial Fariness After McCleskey v. Kemp," 39 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 178 (2007). WESTLAW
  • Johnson, Sheri Lynn, "Race and Recalcitrance: The Miller-El Remands," 5 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 131 (2007). WESTLAW 
  • Blume, John H., Sheri Lynn Johnson & Emily C. Paavola, “Every Juror Wants a Story: Narrative Relevance, Third Party Guilt and the Right to Present a Defense,” 44 American Crim. L. Rev. 1069 (2007). WESTLAW 
  • Blume, John H., “AEDPA: The ‘Hype’ and the ‘Bite,’” 91 Cornell Law Review 259 (2006). WESTLAW 
  • Johnson, Sheri Lynn, "Wishing Petitioners to Death: Factual Misrepresentations in Fourth Circuit Capital Cases," 91 Cornell Law Review 1105 (2006) WESTLAW 
  • Blume, John H. & Christopher Seeds, “Reliability Matters: Reassociating Bagley Materiality, Strickland Prejudice, and Cumulative Harmless Error,” 95 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 1153 (2005). WESTLAW 
  • Blume, John H., Sheri Lynn Johnson & Ross Feldmann, "Education and Interrogation: Comparing Brown and Miranda," 90 Cornell Law Review 321-45 (2005).
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  • Blume, John H., "Killing the Willing:  "Volunteers," Suicide and Competency," 103 Michigan Law Review 939-1009 (2005). WESTLAW 
  • Blume, John H., Theodore Eisenberg & Martin T. Wells, "Explaining Death Row's Population and Racial Composition,” 1 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 165-207 (2004).
  • Blume, John H. & Sheri Lynn Johnson, "Killing the Non-Willing: Atkins, the Volitionally Incapacitated, and the Death Penalty," 55 South Carolina Law Review 93 (2003).
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  • Blume, John H., Theodore Eisenberg & Stephen P. Garvey, "Lessons from the Capital Jury Project," in Beyond Repair: America's Death Penalty (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, Stephen P. Garvey, ed., 2003).
  • Blume, John H., "Ten Years of Payne: Victim Impact Evidence in Capital Cases," 88 Cornell Law Review 257 (2003). WESTLAW | LEXIS 
  • Blume, John H., "Twenty-Five Years of Death: A Report of the Cornell Death Penalty Project on the ‘Modern Era’ of Capital Punishment," 54 South Carolina Law Review 285 (2002). WESTLAW | LEXIS 
  • Blume, John H. & Pamela Blume Leonard, "Capital Cases Part 2: Principles of Developing and Presenting Evidence of Mental Retardation,” 26 The Champion 33 (June 2002).
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  • Blume, John H. & Pamela Blume Leonard, "Capital Cases Part 1: Principles of Developing and Presenting Evidence of Mental Retardation,” 26 Champion 58 (May 2002).
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  • Blume, John H., Sheri Lynn Johnson & A. Brian Threlkeld, "Probing Life Qualification Through Expanded Voir Dire,” 29 Hofstra Law Review 1209 (2001).
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  • Blume, John H., Stephen P. Garvey, & Sheri Lynn Johnson, “Future Dangerousness in Capital Cases: Always ‘At Issue,’” 86 Cornell Law Review 937 (2001) WESTLAW | LEXIS
  • Blume, John H. & Pamela Blume Leonard, "Capital Cases: Principles of  Developing and Presenting Mental Health Evidence in Criminal Cases," 24 Champion 63 (November 2000). WESTLAW | LEXIS 
  • Blume, John H. & Sheri Lynn Johnson, "Don't Take His Eye, Don't Take His Tooth, and Don't Cast the First Stone:  Limiting Religious Arguments in Capital Cases," 9 William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal 61-104 (2000). WESTLAW | LEXIS 
  • Blume, John H., & Theodore Eisenberg. "Judicial Politics, Death Penalty Appeals, and Case Selection." 72 Southern California Law Review 465 (1999). WESTLAW | LEXIS 
  • Blume, John H., Theodore Eisenberg, & Sheri Lynn Johnson. "Post-McCleskey Racial Discrimination Claims in Capital Cases." 83 Cornell Law Review 1771 (1998).
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  • Blume, John H., & Sheri Lynn Johnson. "The Fourth Circuit's Double-Edged 'Sword': Eviscerating the Right to Present Mitigating Evidence," 58 Maryland Law Review 1480 (1999). WESTLAW | LEXIS 
  • Blume, John H., & Pamela A. Wilkins. "Death by Default: State Procedural Default Doctrine in Capital Cases." 50 Southern California Law Review 1 (1998). WESTLAW 
  • Eisenberg, Theodore & Sheri Lynn Johnson, "Implicit Racial Attitudes of Death Penalty Lawyers," 53 DePaul Law Review 1539-56 (2004). WESTLAW 
  • Eisenberg, Theodore, Stephen P. Garvey, & Martin T. Wells. "The Deadly Paradox of Capital Jurors." 74 Southern California Law Review 371 (2001). WESTLAW | LEXIS
  • Eisenberg, Theodore, Stephen P. Garvey, & Martin T. Wells. "Forecasting Life and Death: Juror Race, Religion, and Attitude Toward the Death Penalty." 30 Journal of Legal Studies 277 (2001). WESTLAW | LEXIS 
  • Eisenberg, Theodore, Stephen P. Garvey, & Martin T. Wells. "But Was He Sorry? The Role of Remorse in Capital Sentencing." 83 Cornell Law Review 1599 (1998).
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  • Eisenberg, Theodore, Stephen P. Garvey, & Martin T. Wells. "Jury Responsibility in Capital Sentencing: An Empirical Study." 44 Buffalo Law Review 339 (1996). WESTLAW | LEXIS 
  • Eisenberg, Theodore, & Martin T. Wells. "Deadly Confusion: Juror Instructions in Capital Cases." 79 Cornell Law Review 1 (1993).
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  • Garvey, Stephen P. "The Emotional Economy of Capital Sentencing." 75 New York University Law Review 26 (2000).
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  • Garvey, Stephen P. "Aggravation and Mitigation in Capital Cases: What Do Jurors Think?" 98 Columbia Law Review 1538 (1998).
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  • Johnson, Sheri Lynn, "Speeding in Reverse: An Anecdotal View of Why Victim Impact Testimony Should Not Be Driving Capital Prosecutions," 88 Cornell Law Review 555-68 (2003). WESTLAW 
  • Johnson, Sheri Lynn. "Respectability, Race Neutrality, and Truth." 107 Yale Law Journal 2619 (1998). WESTLAW | LEXIS 
  • Johnson, Sheri Lynn. "Batson Ethics for Prosecutors and Trial Court Judges." 73 University of Chicago-Kent Law Review 475 (1998).
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  • Johnson, Sheri Lynn. "The Color of Truth: Race and the Assessment of Credibility." 1 Michigan Journal of Race and Law 261 (1996). WESTLAW | LEXIS 
  • Simson, Gary J., & Stephen P. Garvey. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door: Rethinking the Role of Religion in Death Penalty Cases." 86 Cornell Law Review 1090 (2001).
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