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Dennis McGuire

U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms Stance on Death Penalty

Adam Banner | Posted 06.30.2016 | Crime
Adam Banner

Let's be honest. Whether or not the death penalty, as a whole, is constitutional was never at issue in this case. The question regarding necessary standards and uniformity in the method for executing inmates, however, was in full display.

Emily Swanson

Painfully Botched Executions Don't Shake Broad Support For The Death Penalty | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

Americans claim they don't want those condemned to death to suffer needlessly, but recent news of painfully botched lethal injections has not shaken t...

Death Penalty Unconstitutional in Oklahoma? What's Next?

Adam Banner | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Adam Banner

As an Oklahoma criminal defense attorney, I've been following the new death penalty developments fairly closely. It's probably safe to say that our Death Row hasn't been this shaken up since the state retired the electric chair after the electrocution of James French in 1966.

Emily Swanson

Americans Favor The Death Penalty -- But Only If It's Done A Certain Way | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Most Americans favor the death penalty as a punishment for people convicted of murder, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But the poll also find...

Stone Age Rituals in Modern Society: Let's Move On

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The death penalty is difficult justify in any modern civilized society. The issue is greater than partisan politics. A sober evaluation of the costs and benefits of state-sanctioned death clearly demonstrates that the death penalty is not viable.