Faculty in the News

Lawrence Herman Media Hits

The following is a list of selected media coverage for Lawrence Herman. The links below will direct you to sites that are not affiliated with the Moritz College of Law. They are subject to change, and some may expire or require registration as time passes.


Death-penalty opponents appeal to end the system

December 16, 2011

Professor Lawrence Herman was quoted by the Columbus Dispatch in an article pertaining to opposition of the death penalty.

According to the article, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Paul E. Pfeifer, family members of murder victims, and Death Row exonerees urged state lawmakers to abolish capital punishment.

Herman agreed with the opposition, saying he thinks capital punishment should be repealed.

"It's certainly likely ... that we have executed several persons that were factually innocent," Herman said.

The story was also carried on CorrectionsOne.com.

Death Penalty Author Testifies Against Law

December 15, 2011

Professor Emeritus Lawrence Herman's testimony on repealing Ohio's death penalty was included in a news story on WOSU 89.7.

"Hamilton County has 7 percent of Ohio's population but 19.7 percent of Ohio's death row population," Herman testified, "and 25 percent of the African Americans on death row."

Cleveland Man Pleads Insanity in Killings of 11 Women

December 3, 2009

Emeritus Professor Larry Herman was quoted in a New York Times story about the not-guilty-by-reason-of-insanity plea entered by a Cleveland man accused of killing 11 people. The story states: “The judge is required to hold a hearing,” Mr. Herman said in an interview. “If a judge has probable cause to believe that if the defendant is still mentally ill and dangerous, then a judged commits a defendant to a mental institution for evaluation.”

Trial location is just politics to Boehner

November 23, 2009

Professor Lawrence Herman published a letter-to-the-editor in the Columbus Dispatch regarding the decision to try accused terrorist Khalid Sheik Mohammed in federal court, and not in a special tribunal. The letter states: “(House Minority Leader John) Boehner claimed that the decision ‘puts the interest of liberal special-interest groups before the safety and security of the American people.’ Which liberal special-interest groups? People who support the Constitution of the United States? People who believe that every defendant is entitled to a fair trial?”