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Correcting Prosecutorial Misconduct and Judicial Error in Louisiana

Correcting Prosecutorial Misconduct and Judicial Error in Louisiana

Bennett L. Gershman  05.20.2016
It seems incontestable that Louisiana's criminal justice system is in a state of collapse. The state judiciary appears to be oblivious...
Grand Jury Investigation Reveals Details Of Oklahoma's Despicable Execution Program

Grand Jury Investigation Reveals Details Of Oklahoma's Despicable Execution Program

Kim Bellware  05.19.2016
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections breached protocol multiple times during recent attempts to execute inmates, according...

The Death Penalty in America Today

Johanna Wald  05.19.2016
Last week's news told us everything we need to know about the death penalty in America today. On Thursday, May 12, in Alabama, the scheduled...
Former North Carolina Chief Justice: I Can No Longer Support The Death Penalty

Former North Carolina Chief Justice: I Can No Longer Support The Death Penalty

I. Beverly Lake, Jr.  05.18.2016
After decades of experience with the law, I have seen too much, and what I have seen has impacted my perspective. Our inability to determine...
Philippines' Duterte Offers Posts To Rebels, Vows To Renew Death Penalty

Philippines' Duterte Offers Posts To Rebels, Vows To Renew Death Penalty

Reuters  05.16.2016
DAVAO, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippines President-Elect Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would pursue peace talks with Marxist guerrillas...
Pfizer Won't Let Its Drugs Be Used In Executions Anymore

Pfizer Won't Let Its Drugs Be Used In Executions Anymore

Reuters  05.13.2016
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc has taken steps to ensure that none of its products are used in lethal injections, the largest U.S. drugmaker...
Without Scalia, A Deadlocked Supreme Court Spares Death Row Inmate

Without Scalia, A Deadlocked Supreme Court Spares Death Row Inmate

Cristian Farias  05.13.2016
The U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked yet again Thursday night, and this time the tie vote spared a death row inmate in Alabama from execution. The...
A Modest Proposal Concerning Means of Execution

A Modest Proposal Concerning Means of Execution

Michael Goldstein  05.12.2016
With shootings and beheadings, we get to know what we're doing: no whitewashing it as a medical procedure, no pretending we're different...
Bangladesh Hangs Islamist Party Leader For Genocide

Bangladesh Hangs Islamist Party Leader For Genocide

Reuters  05.11.2016
DHAKA, May 11 (Reuters) - Bangladesh hanged an Islamist party leader, Motiur Rahman Nizami, on Wednesday for genocide and other...
Florida's Modified Death Sentencing Regime Still Unconstitutional

Florida's Modified Death Sentencing Regime Still Unconstitutional

Cristian Farias  05. 9.2016
A Florida judge ruled on Monday that the state’s recently amended system for sentencing people to death is unconstitutional. Circuit...
Supreme Court Gives Prisoner Rare Second Chance To Fight Alabama's Death Sentencing Scheme

Supreme Court Gives Prisoner Rare Second Chance To Fight Alabama's Death Sentencing Scheme

Kim Bellware  05. 2.2016
A death row prisoner might get a rare second chance to argue the constitutionality of Alabama's capital punishment scheme. After once...
Justice Breyer Insists Death Penalty Is Cruel, Even When Supreme Court Won't

Justice Breyer Insists Death Penalty Is Cruel, Even When Supreme Court Won't

Cristian Farias  05. 2.2016
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case of a death-row inmate that might have struck down California's death penalty...
Georgia Executes Man For 1998 Murders Of A Father And 2 Children

Georgia Executes Man For 1998 Murders Of A Father And 2 Children

Reuters  04.27.2016
ATLANTA, April 27 (Reuters) - A man described by a prosecutor as "pure damn evil" for killing two children and their father in 1998 was...
Death By Blackness

Death By Blackness

Shane Claiborne  04.26.2016
Duane has made his last appeal to the United States Supreme Court. My hope and prayer is that the Supreme Court will fix this injustice...