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On Death Row for a Murder that Wasn't?

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...
We Can't Just Be Against the Death Penalty When It's Easy

We Can't Just Be Against the Death Penalty When It's Easy

Rebecca Griffin  06. 6.2016
341 prisoners have been exonerated through DNA evidence in the last 25 years. And these are the ones who are lucky enough to have an organization...
Supreme Court Makes Slip-Up In Death Penalty Case

Supreme Court Makes Slip-Up In Death Penalty Case

Cristian Farias  06. 6.2016
Evincing that things may be in a bit of disarray since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court on Monday made a misstep...
Supreme Court To Reconsider Death Sentence For Black Man After Expert Gave Racist Testimony

Supreme Court To Reconsider Death Sentence For Black Man After Expert Gave Racist Testimony

Cristian Farias  06. 6.2016
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from a Texas prisoner who may have been sentenced to death in part because he...
Father Of Murdered Girl Lunges For Her Killer At Sentencing

Father Of Murdered Girl Lunges For Her Killer At Sentencing

Kim Bellware  06. 3.2016
A father standing just feet from his daughter's killer on Thursday suddenly stopped in the middle of his impact statement and dove over...
Hillary Clinton Won't Say Whether She Backs Death Penalty For Dylann Roof

Hillary Clinton Won't Say Whether She Backs Death Penalty For Dylann Roof

Sam Stein  05.31.2016
For nearly a week now, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has refused to answer a simple yes or no question: whether she favors the...
Only Two Justices Want To Tackle Whether The Death Penalty Should End

Only Two Justices Want To Tackle Whether The Death Penalty Should End

Cristian Farias  05.31.2016
The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away an appeal from a Louisiana death row inmate that posed a question that has long vexed the...
Connecticut Upholds Abolishing Death Penalty For Existing Death Row Inmates

Connecticut Upholds Abolishing Death Penalty For Existing Death Row Inmates

Kim Bellware  05.26.2016
The Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld its ruling that extends the state's 2012 death penalty repeal to the 11 inmates already on...
Feds Seek Death Penalty For Dylann Roof

Feds Seek Death Penalty For Dylann Roof

Reuters  05.24.2016
May 24 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners at a historic...
Is Hillary Clinton The Last Democratic Presidential Candidate To Support The Death Penalty?

Is Hillary Clinton The Last Democratic Presidential Candidate To Support The Death Penalty?

ThinkProgress  05.24.2016
Since launching her campaign for the White House last year, Hillary Clinton has become a vocal supporter of comprehensive criminal justice...

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...