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The Superpowers Are Violent Powers

The Superpowers Are Violent Powers

Lawrence Wittner  07.22.2016
Is this really the best that these large, economically productive, educationally advanced, and technologically sophisticated nations can...
Blame Obama For Racial Tensions With The Police?

Blame Obama For Racial Tensions With The Police?

Paul Heroux  07.20.2016
A lot of President Obama's opponents have said that he is inciting racial tensions with the recent wave of high profile police shootings...
Turkey Pushes To Renew The Death Penalty In Wake Of Failed Coup

Turkey Pushes To Renew The Death Penalty In Wake Of Failed Coup

Nick Robins-Early  07.18.2016
Turkey’s government has responded to Friday’s failed military coup with vows of harsh retribution as it continues a purge...
Speaking at Harvard Law,

Speaking at Harvard Law, "Making a Murderer" Attorney Dean Strang Highlights Our Troubling Rate of Wrongful Convictions--and Suggests a Solution

Michael Shammas  07.12.2016
The vast majority of prosecutors are true professionals, keenly aware of their immense power and its consequent responsibility. They form...
Democratic Party Endorses Abolishing The Death Penalty -- Breaking With Hillary Clinton

Democratic Party Endorses Abolishing The Death Penalty -- Breaking With Hillary Clinton

Amanda Terkel  07. 1.2016
The draft of the 2016 Democratic Party platform endorses abolishing the death penalty, a break with the views of its presumptive presidential...
These Are America's 'Deadliest' Prosecutors

These Are America's 'Deadliest' Prosecutors

Matt Ferner  06.29.2016
Prosecutors who seek the death penalty more frequently than their peers have had alarmingly high rates of misconduct, according to a report...
You Have To Know Mistress K

You Have To Know Mistress K

Lester & Charlie  06.28.2016
Ever think about getting stuck on death row for no reason and with no recourse? It's not a cakewalk. Take, for instance, the case of...
Arizona Says It Is Unable To Carry Out Executions Due To Lack Of Drugs

Arizona Says It Is Unable To Carry Out Executions Due To Lack Of Drugs

Reuters  06.24.2016
By Ian Simpson June 24 (Reuters) - Arizona has run out of execution drugs, including a sedative implicated in botched lethal injections,...

Ibrahim Halawa's Story

Ghazal Omid   06.22.2016
It was the summer of 2013; a summer for one 17-year-old boy named Ibrahim Halawa that could easily be called the summer of hell. Ibrahim...

Priced Out Of Dying In California

Ravi Parikh  06.17.2016
On June 9th, 2016, California became the latest state to allow physician-assisted suicide. For all of the recent debate over legalizing...
Supreme Court Says Judge Should Never Have Ruled In Death Row Case He Once Prosecuted

Supreme Court Says Judge Should Never Have Ruled In Death Row Case He Once Prosecuted

Cristian Farias  06. 9.2016
The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Pennsylvania's former top judge violated the Constitution when he failed to sit out the case...

Boyce F. Martin Jr.: A virtuous federal judge

Keith Runyon  06. 9.2016
With the death last week of Boyce F. Martin Jr., the longtime judge, Louisville and our nation has lost one of its leading citizens, one...

On Death Row for a Murder that Wasn't?

Jessica S. Henry  06. 9.2016
Dale Cox was the Lousiana prosecutor against Crawford, a case which rested almost exclusively on the testimony of a state forensic pathologist...

Gays the new Jews': African media homophobia vs Twitter empathy

The Conversation Africa  06. 8.2016
The power to change opinion lies within the democratic Twitterverse. While it simultaneously contains homophobic statements and other instances...