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Week to Week News Quiz for 8/22/14

08.22.2014
If you're reluctant to take the ALS ice bucket challenge, then take the Week to Week news quiz challenge and stay dry while you test your...
California's Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional, But The AG Won't Give It Up

California's Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional, But The AG Won't Give It Up

08.21.2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death...
On UK Anniversary, Death Penalty in U.S. Remains Abnormal

On UK Anniversary, Death Penalty in U.S. Remains Abnormal

08.13.2014
Botched executions are in danger of becoming the new normal in America. But unlike the other top execution nations, where people have no...
Why Is America 50 Years Behind the Times When It Comes to the Death Penalty?

Why Is America 50 Years Behind the Times When It Comes to the Death Penalty?

08.12.2014
When execution ended in my country, a shadow faded. Something grim and primitive was gone. There's still violence and murder in England,...
A Look Back

A Look Back

08.12.2014
Has America's moral arc bent toward justice over the last half century? By some measures, it appears not.
Kansas Attorney General To Appeal Rulings Overturning Death Sentences

Kansas Attorney General To Appeal Rulings Overturning Death Sentences

08. 8.2014
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Friday that he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate death...
'Dead Man Walking' Nun Slams Death Penalty As 'Botched System'

'Dead Man Walking' Nun Slams Death Penalty As 'Botched System'

Moni Basu  08. 6.2014
New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) -- Sister Helen Prejean blasts the air-conditioner in her champagne-colored Toyota Corolla, the back bumper...
Missouri Inmate Executed For Raping, Killing College Student

Missouri Inmate Executed For Raping, Killing College Student

JIM SUHR  08. 5.2014
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri inmate was put to death Wednesday for raping and killing a college student in 1995, making him the...
Lawyers Cite Botched Arizona Execution While Defending Gitmo Prisoner

Lawyers Cite Botched Arizona Execution While Defending Gitmo Prisoner

08. 5.2014
By Lacey Johnson FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - Defense lawyers for the Guantanamo Bay prisoner charged with masterminding...
New Evidence Suggests Key Witness In Death Row Case Was Encouraged To Lie

New Evidence Suggests Key Witness In Death Row Case Was Encouraged To Lie

MAURICE POSSLEY  08. 3.2014
CORSICANA, Tex. — For more than 20 years, the prosecutor who convicted Cameron Todd Willingham of murdering his three young daughters...
Justices Silent Over Execution Drug Secrecy

Justices Silent Over Execution Drug Secrecy

08. 3.2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — No one on the Supreme Court objected publicly when the justices voted to let Arizona proceed with the execution of...
Gigi Gordon, Death Row Lawyer: An Admirable Life Ended as It Was Lived

Gigi Gordon, Death Row Lawyer: An Admirable Life Ended as It Was Lived

08. 1.2014
When life was no longer worth living, she ended it. I see no irony in this. As a tough, intelligent, independent person, she did not want...
Is Lethal Injection Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

Is Lethal Injection Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

07.31.2014
As the nation is horrified by another botched execution, a capital defense lawyer in Texas, a legal scholar in New York, and the former...
California Death Penalty Ruling Is a Bellwether for the Nation

California Death Penalty Ruling Is a Bellwether for the Nation

07.29.2014
Last year, executions in the U.S. dipped to a 20-year low. Jones v Chappell only further erodes confidence in the criminal justice system,...