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The State Law Research Initiative

Strengthening state constitutional rights against extreme criminal punishments.

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Research & Scholarship

Cutting edge legal scholarship on state antipunishment clauses, the 8th Amendment, and how to strengthen constitutional rights against excessive criminal punishments

Behind The Bench: Professional Diversity & State Supreme Courts

National & state-by-state analysis of the legal careers of every state supreme court justice in America, with information on court vacancies, elections, candidates, and selection processes.

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State-by-state details on state supreme courts and the judges who serve on them, including professional background and political affiliations.

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