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Fisher Charms Court Three Times; Prof. Defends In Capital Punishment Case

Publication Date: 
July 31, 2008
The Stanford Daily
Ben Asher

Professor Jeffrey Fisher is featured in a Stanford Daily article about his recent Supreme Court litigation:

“It was what we were hoping for,” Fisher said of the Supreme Court’s decision to not allow the death penalty for Kennedy.

According to Fisher, the conservative-leaning Supreme Court could have used Kennedy’s case to expand the death penalty beyond homicide cases. A convicted rapist has not received the death penalty in the United States since the 1960s.


Looking back at his three Supreme Court appearances this year, Fisher described it as “a thrill and a privilege” to step before the Court. Despite the compromise and loss he faced in the latter two decisions, Fisher was pleased by the Kennedy decision and his part in such an important ruling.