William W. Berry

University of Mississippi School of Law

Professor of Law

481 Chucky Mullins Drive

P.O. Box 1848

University, MS 38677

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

47

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Scholarly Papers (47)

1.

Extraordinary and Compelling: A Re-Examination of the Justifications for Compassionate Release

Maryland Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 4, 2009
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 28 May 2010
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 1,169 (23,582)

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sentencing, compassionate release, extraordinary, bureau of prisons, punishment, parole, sentencing commission

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More Different than Life, Less Different than Death

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 71, No. 6, 2010
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 25 May 2010 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2015
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 947 (31,863)
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Graham, Eighth Amendment, life without parole, death penalty, death is different

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Ending Death by Dangerousness

Arizona Law Review, Vol. 52, p. 889, 2010
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 12 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 700 (48,244)

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Incapacitation, Future Dangerousness, Death Penalty, Capital Punishment, Eighth Amendment

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American Procedural Exceptionalism: A Deterrent or Catalyst for Death Penalty Abolition?

Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2008
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 17 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2010
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 628 (55,610)
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Implementing Just Mercy

94 Texas Law Review 331 (2015)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 25 May 2015 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2017
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
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justice, mercy, Eighth Amendment, LWOP, death penalty, parole

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Repudiating Death

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 101, No. 2, 2011
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 03 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2011
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 621 (56,416)

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Powell, Blackmun, Stevens, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Eighth Amendment, Judicial Restraint, Pandora's Box

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The Mandate of Miller

American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2013
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 19 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 620 (56,524)

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Miller v. Alabama, LWOP, juveniles, mandatory, death, evolving standards, parole, Graham, Woodson, Lockett

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Promulgating Proportionality

Georgia Law Review, Vol. 46, p. 69, 2011
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 25 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 597 (59,289)

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Eighth Amendment, Proportionality, Death Penalty, Capital Punishment, Walton

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Discretion Without Guidance: The Need to Give Meaning to 3553 after Booker and its Progeny

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 3, 2008
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 17 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2009
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 597 (59,289)

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Sentencing, Commission, Booker, Rita, Kimbrough, Gall, discretion

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Book Review - The European Prescription for Ending the Death Penalty

2011 Wisconsin Law Review, Vol. 2011, p. 1103, 2011
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 586 (60,653)

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Practicing Proportionality

Florida Law Review, Vol. 64, p. 687, 2012
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 505 (73,072)

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Life-with-Hope Sentencing: The Argument for Replacing Life-Without-Parole Sentences with Presumptive Life Sentences

76 Ohio State Law Journal 1051 (2015)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2017
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 486 (76,560)
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Employee-Athletes, Antitrust, and the Future of College Sports

28 Stanford Law & Policy Review 245 (2017).
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 16 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2017
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 452 (83,587)

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Antitrust, O'Bannon, Jenkins, NCAA, athletes, employees, student-athlete, football, basketball, sports

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Following the Yellow Brick Road of Evolving Standards of Decency: The Ironic Consequences of 'Death-is-Different' Jurisprudence

Pace Law Review, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2007
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 17 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2009
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 441 (86,020)

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Death Penalty, Supreme Court, Atkins, Roper, evolving standards

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Procedural Proportionality

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2015
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 14 Feb 2015
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 313 (126,459)

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Eighth Amendment, Miller, Graham, death penalty, LWOP, procedural due process, proportionality

16.

Amending Amateurism

68 Alabama Law Review 551 (2016).
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 05 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2017
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 290 (137,190)

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NCAA, amateurism, college, sports, student-athlete, antitrust, O'Bannon, Northwestern

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Educating Athletes

81 Tennessee Law Review 795 (2014).
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 May 2014 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2017
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 282 (141,173)

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NCAA, student-athlete, amateurism, intercollegiate athletics, football, basketball, college sports

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Voices on Innocence

68 Florida Law Review 1569 (2016)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 15 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2019
Belmont University School of Law, University of San Francisco, Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law, Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, University of Toledo College of Law and University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 245 (162,625)

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innocence, plea bargain, factual innocence, exoneration, wrongful conviction, evidence, experts, prosecutors, accountability, punishment, restorative justice

19.

Eighth Amendment Differentness

78 Missouri Law Review 1053 (2013) (Symposium)
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 May 2013 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 230 (172,815)

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Miller, Graham, Eighth Amendment, Different, Juvenile, JLWOP, LWOP, parole, sentencing

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Separating Retribution from Proportionality: A Response to Stinneford

Virginia Law Review In Brief, Vol. 97, No. 61, 2011
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 03 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 227 (175,037)

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Eighth Amendment Presumptions: A Constitutional Framework for Curbing Mass Incarceration

89 Southern California Law Review 67 (2015)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2017
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 203 (194,340)
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Eighth Amendment, presumptions, Miller, Graham, Death Penalty, LWOP, mandatory sentences, Sentencing, Parole

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Criminal Constitutional Avoidance

104 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 105 (2014).
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 26 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 203 (194,340)

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Skilling, avoidance, canon, vagueness, ambiguity, statutory interpretation, white collar, fraud, honest services

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Sixth Amendment Sentencing after Hurst

UCLA Law Review, Vol. 66, 2018 Forthcoming, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 07 Mar 2018
Carissa Byrne Hessick and William W. Berry
University of North Carolina School of Law and University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 196 (200,596)

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jury trial, sentencing, Sixth Amendment, Apprendi, Supreme Court

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Cruel & Unusual Non-Capital Punishments

American Criminal Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Dec 2020
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 188 (208,236)

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The Evolving Standards, As Applied

Florida Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 19 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2021
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 165 (232,960)

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Eighth Amendment, As-Applied, Evolving Standards of Decency, JLWOP, LWOP, death penalty, Jones v. Mississippi, Miller v. Alabama, Irreparably Corrupt, punishment, sentencing

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Normative Retroactivity

19 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 485 (2016).
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 27 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2017
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 163 (235,295)

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retroactivity, teague v. lane, montgomery, welch, procedure, substance, habeas, new constitutional rule, collateral appeal

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Individualized Sentencing

76 Washington and Lee Law Review 13 (2019)
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 22 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 11 May 2019
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 153 (248,157)

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Cruel Techniques, Unusual Secrets

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 78, No. 2, 2017, SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 350
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 04 Apr 2017 Last Revised: 20 Jun 2019
William W. Berry and Meghan J. Ryan
University of Mississippi School of Law and Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
Downloads 152 (249,556)

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Glossip, Death Penalty, Execution Methods, Eighth Amendment, Dignity, Torture, Capital Punishment, Lethal Injection

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Ending the Death Lottery

Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 76, No. 1, 2015
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 04 Apr 2015
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 141 (265,022)

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death penalty, eighth amendment, proportionality review, Pulley, Ohio, capital punishment, disproportionate

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Remembering Furman's Comparative Proportionality: A Response to Smith and Staihar

101 Iowa Law Review Online 65 (2016)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 18 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2016
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 139 (268,039)

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Unusual Deference

Florida Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 27 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2017
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 137 (271,128)

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Eighth Amendment, cruel and unusual, deference, McCleskey, Pulley, Harmelin, mass incarceration, death penalty, LWOP

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Evolved Standards, Evolving Justices?

96 Washington University Law Review 105 (2018).
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 24 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2018
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 130 (282,000)

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Cruel and Unusual, Eighth Amendment, Evolving Standards, Countermajoritarian Difficulty, JLWOP, Death Penalty

33.

Cruel State Punishments

North Carolina Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Apr 2019
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 128 (285,354)

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Unusual State Capital Punishments

Florida Law Review, Vol. 72, No. 1, 2020
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 May 2019
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 125 (290,542)

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Right About Wrongs? A Review of Fried & Fried's Because It Is Wrong and the Implications of Their Arguments on the Use of Capital Punishment

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 5, July 2012
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 02 May 2012 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 125 (290,542)

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war on terror, torture, death penalty, privacy, surveillance, Bush

36.

Playoff Profits for Academic Programs

5 Mississippi Sports Law Review 1 (2016)(Symposium).
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 28 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2017
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 114 (310,323)

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NCAA, sports, student-athlete, amateurism, pay for play, intercollegiate athletics

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The Retroactivity Roadmap

10 NYU Journal of Law & Liberty 179 (2016) (Symposium)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 31 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2017
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 113 (312,239)

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LWOP, retroactivity, Miller, Montgomery, juveniles, parole, Eighth Amendment

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Eighth Amendment Values

The Eighth Amendment and Its Future in a New Age of Punishment (Cambridge U. Press), SMU Dedman School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 17 Nov 2021
William W. Berry and Meghan J. Ryan
University of Mississippi School of Law and Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
Downloads 85 (375,688)

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Eighth Amendment, cruel and unusual, dignity, individualized sentencing, proportionality, humanness, non-arbitrariness, differentness

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Foreword

Mississippi Sports Law Review, Vol. 1, Issue 2, p. 245, 2012
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 01 May 2012 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 80 (389,466)

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Sports

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Eighth Amendment Presumptive Penumbras

Iowa Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 21 Apr 2020
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 79 (392,198)

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penumbra, Eighth Amendment, juvenile, LWOP, death penalty, parole, presumption, bright line rule, JLWOP

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Writing (and Re-Writing) Federal Criminal Law -- In the Classroom

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2014
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 25 May 2014 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 79 (392,198)

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teaching, pedagogy, white collar, federal criminal law, legal writing

42.

Individualized Executions

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 4, 2019
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 May 2019
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 67 (429,309)

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execution, lethal injection, death penalty, capital punishment, Woodson, Lockett, individualized sentencing

43.

Magnifying Miranda

50 Texas Tech L. Rev. 97 (2017) (symposium)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 29 Mar 2018
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 51 (488,640)

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Miranda, policing, sentencing, prophylactic rules, under enforced rights

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Capital Felony Merger

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 111, No. 3, 2021
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 02 Sep 2021
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 50 (492,837)

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felony murder, death penalty, capital punishment, merger doctrine, Eighth Amendment, evolving standards of decency, Enmund v. Florida, Tison v. Arizona

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Enhancing ‘Education’

Louisiana Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 1, 2017
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 08 Mar 2018
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 47 (505,777)

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NCAA, college sports, presidents, education, student-athlete

46.

The Crime of Amateurism

Santa Clara Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 01 Dec 2020
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 42 (528,755)

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The Transfer Rules Litmus Test

17 Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal 151 (2018)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 01 Dec 2020
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
Downloads 27 (610,509)

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Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 18
1.

Book Review of Forgotten Men

Rutgers Criminal Books and Criminal Justice Reviews
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 06 Dec 2015
William W. Berry
University of Mississippi School of Law
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LWOP, parole, prison, book review