Take A Look Inside "40 Years After Gregg"
A Recap of the National Death Penalty Conference

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From March 31 to April 2, 2016, the ABA Death Penalty Due Process Review Project and the University of Texas School of Law Capital Punishment Center hosted "40 Years After Gregg: A National Conference on the Death Penalty" in Austin, Texas. 

In 1976, the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in the United States in Gregg v. Georgia. In the forty years since that historic decision, the legal landscape has changed significantly, and the use of capital punishment has been the subject of passionate public debate.  As this anniversary presents a unique opportunity for reflection, we invite you to join us for a conference that will bring together some of the nation's leading death penalty experts and practitioners to share their diverse perspectives, reflect on the dynamic history of capital punishment in the United States, and discuss the issues impacting the law today.

By facilitating discussions on a range of timely topics, "40 Years After Gregg" was a unique forum to educate members of the legal profession and the public on the complex contours of death penalty law.  Panels were led by preeminent judges, prosecutors, defenders, academics, current and former government officials, journalists, victims' advocates, and other professionals whose work affects how this country uses and thinks about capital punishment. This conference was a meaningful – and fun – occasion to engage with and learn from a diverse array of people who care about our criminal justice system. 

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