Limiting Death: Maryland's New Death Penalty Law

Michael A. Millemann, University of Maryland School of Law

Document Type Article


In this Article, I describe and analyze the State of Maryland's 2009 death penalty law. This law adds three new death-eligibility criteria to the pre-existing law. These new evidentiary criteria supplement the pre-existing substantive death-eligibility criteria. As a result, Maryland now has one of the most restrictive death penalties in the country.