As previously noted we are closing down. Starting Labour Day weekend this site will automatically redirect to an archive of the website. Additionally, Karl will begin blogging, soon, under a pseudonym.
In response to several emails asking to take over Weekly, I’m not sure yet of the final direction I’ll head with this, however, I suspect the ethics aspect of ending CDW will force me to release everything into the public domain & not permit CDW to go forward in any way. The final determination, however, has not yet been made.
Finally, for those looking to replicate what we’ve done here – I use the following keywords at LexisOne.com ”capital habeas” or “capital postconviction” or “death penalty” or “capital murder” or “sentenced to death” or “penalty phase” or “special questions” or “sentence of death” or “death sentence” or “capital punishment” or “witherspoon” or atkins,” on Lexisone.com. Please note the terms dramatically “overproduce” results. FindLaw.com & various listservs are also used to cross-check results. I’m more than happy to help those who are looking to “go forward” with the concept developed here, however, I simply can’t lend my, or this website’s name to any other effort for ethical reasons, which Mark Bennett and Eric Turkewitz explain better than I ever could.