Noteworthy

I. Bennett Capers

Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-0685 |  Email  | CV
Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure
Evidence
Law and Literature
Race and the Law
Education
B.A., Princeton University
J.D., Columbia University School of Law

Professors Miriam Baer and Bennett Capers Featured in Yale Law Journal Symposium on Justice Sotomayor

3/31/2014 Professors Miriam Baer and Bennett Capers are among the select scholars featured in “The Early Jurisprudence of Justice Sotomayor,” a Yale Law Journal Forum symposium published last week. Professor Capers’s essay, titled “Reading Michigan v. Bryant, ‘Reading’ Justice Sotomayor,” addresses a central question: What are we to make of Justice Sotomayor’s criminal procedure jurisprudence? He offers three readings of her Confrontation Clause decision in Michigan v. Bryant, along with details from her memoir, as the basis for a “reading” of Justice Sotomayor.  Read More

Media Seeks Out Professor Bennett Capers on Stop-and-Frisk Controversy

11/4/2013 Experts and political candidates are still trying to sort out the implications of a federal appellate court ruling in the landmark stop-and-frisk case, Floyd v. New York, which asserted that stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of minorities. In August, Professor Bennett Capers hailed Judge Scheindlin’s ruling in a New York Times op-ed. According to Professor Capers, the NYPD has stopped more than four million individuals since 2004, approximately 84 percent of whom have been black or Hispanic.  Read More

Professors Bennett Capers and William Hellerstein Appointed to ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Advisory Council

9/19/2013
Professors Bennett Capers and William Hellerstein have been named to a new panel that will oversee changes to the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policies. They join 11 other members of the academic advisory council appointed by U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, who ruled last month that existing stop-and-frisk policies violated the constitutional rights of minorities. Professor Capers, whose recent New York Times op-ed shed light on the ruling, will serve as chair.
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Professor Bennett Capers Comments on Stop-and-Frisk Ruling in New York Times Op-Ed

8/13/2013
In a New York Times op-ed today, Professor Bennett Capers hailed the ruling in Floyd v. City of New York, which asserted that stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of minorities.
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Professor Bennett Capers Discusses "Cannibal Cop" Trial on WNYC

2/27/2013 On February 26, Professor Bennett Capers was featured on a WNYC radio broadcast discussing the trial of Gilberto Valle, the so-called “Cannibal Cop," a 28-year-old New York City police officer charged with conspiracy to kidnap, kill, and eat women.  Read More

Death Penalty Abolishment Essay by Professor Bennett Capers Praised by the Open Society Institute - Baltimore

1/30/2013
Professor Bennett Capers' essay “Defending Life” was recently discussed by the open Society Institute - Baltimore. “Defending Life,” which appears in Life Without Parole: America's New Death Penalty? (2012), challenges death penalty opponents to rethink all extreme punishments, including life sentences.
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