Washington and Lee Law professor Alexandra Klein discussed her forthcoming article “Nondelegating Death” on the Ipse Dixit podcast on February 24. Klein described the nondelegation doctrine, its purpose, and history. She explained how nondelegation is relevant to the death penalty, and observes that legislatures often delegate decisions about methods of execution. She argued that the nondelegation doctrine should require legislatures to wrestle with the “machinery of death.” The episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky.
Klein joined the W&L Law faculty in 2019 as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law. She teaches courses on criminal law and procedure, death penalty, and constitutional law. Follow Professor Klein on Twitter at @ALKM27.