Assignments and Course Policies The Death Penalty – LAW 6936 Professor Teresa J. Reid Fall 2021 Room 355C Monday 9:30 – 11:30 Copyright 2021 by Teresa J. Reid. All rights reserved. Some policies may have been stated verbatim from UF websites. ______________________________________________________________________ CALENDAR OVERVIEW week Mon 1 Aug. 23 Class 1 Tues Aug. 24 Wed Aug. 25 Thurs Aug. 26 Fri Aug. 27 Sat Aug. 28 Sun Aug. 29 2 Aug. 30 Class 2 Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 2 Sept. 3 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 3 Sept. 6 Class 3 Holiday no in-person class-please see assignments in Syllabus Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Due by noon #1 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 4 Sept. 13 Class 4 Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 16 Sept. 17 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 5 Sept. 20 Class 5 Sept. 21 Sept. 22 Sept. 23 Sept. 24 Sept. 25 Sept. 26 6 Sept. 27 Class 6 Presentation 1 Oct. 4 Class 7 Presentations 2 & 3 Oct. 11 Class 8 Presentations 4 & 5 Oct. 18 Class 9 Presentations 6 & 7 Oct. 25 Class 10 Presentations 8 & 9 Nov. 1 Class 11 Presentations 10 & 11 Nov. 8 Class 12 Presentations 12 & 13 Nov. 15 Class 13 Presentations 14 & 15 Nov. 22 Class 14 (not in-person) Nov. 29 no class Final Presentation or Paper (#4) email due by noon Sept. 28 Sept. 29 Sept. 30 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 7 Oct. 1 Due by noon #2 Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Oct. 15 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Oct. 22 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Oct. 28 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 2 Nov. 3 Nov. 4 Oct. 29 Due by noon #3 Nov. 5 Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 9 Nov. 10 Nov. 12 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 16 Nov. 17 Nov. 11 No class Holiday Nov. 18 Nov. 19 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Nov. 23 Nov. 24 No class Holiday Dec. 1 Nov. 25 No class Thanksgiving Dec. 2 Nov. 26 No class Holiday Dec. 3 Nov. 27 Nov. 28 Dec. 4 Dec. 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Nov. 30 To engage the hyperlinks in this document, you’ll need access to Westlaw. Please make sure to scroll down when reading -- assignments may continue to the next page. Our Course Policies are set forth at pages 10 – 24 below. 1|Page WEEK 1 Class 1 Monday, Aug. 23 Overview: Imposing the Death Penalty Then and Now Course Policies – Please read all policies set forth at pages 10-24 below. Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153 (1976) – please read only section III (beginning page 168 / 2922) and ending page 187 / *2932). United States v. Palmer, 16 U.S. 610 (1818) – a comma makes all the difference! Please familiarize yourself with the statutory scheme –  FL ST section 775.082 (penalties);  FL ST section 921.141 (sentencing – aggravating and mitigating factors);  FL ST section 782.04 (murder),  FL ST CHAPTER 922 (execution). Please notice, for example, Section 922.08 “Proceedings when person under sentence of death appears to be pregnant.”  Drug offense as CAPITAL felony – FL ST 893.135: please do a “find” search for the word “capital” within the statute and see what appears. You’ll find, for example, the following: “3. Any person who knowingly brings into this state 300 kilograms or more of cocaine, as described in s. 893.03(2)(a)4., and who knows that the probable result of such importation would be the death of any person, commits capital importation of cocaine, a capital felony punishable as provided in ss. 775.082 and 921.142. Any person sentenced for a capital felony under this paragraph shall also be sentenced to pay the maximum fine provided under subparagraph 1.” Eighth Amendment U.S. Constitution, amend. 8; and Florida Constitution, § 17 Texas Eyeball Case and see newest case involving Andre Thomas: https://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/17/17-70002CV0.pdf The following website contains many interesting links. Please familiarize yourself with it: www.deathpenaltyinfo.org Bucklew v. Precythe, 139 S. Ct. 1112 (2019) method of execution _____________________________________________________________________________ WEEK 2 Class 2 Monday, Aug. 30 Aggravating and Mitigating Circumstances  Rolling v. State, 695 So. 2d 278 (Fla. 1997) – please read only page 281 through the end of the Procedural Posture section at page 288, and read the Heinous, Atrocious, or Cruel Aggravator section through the end of the case (i.e., through p. 296).  Lawrence v. State, 308 So. 3d 544 (Fla. 2020), reh'g denied, 46 Fla. L. Weekly S1 (Fla. Dec. 31, 2020) Fla. Supreme Court no longer looks at proportionality.  Kansas v. Marsh, 548 U.S. 163 (2006) 2|Page  McKinney v. Ar

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