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Rick Perry Death Penalty

Texas Death Row Inmate Granted Stay Of Execution

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay of execution to death row inmate Hank Skinner Monday, who was scheduled to be executed Nov. 9. ...

Texas Death Row Inmate Denied Supreme Court Hearing

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a Texas death row inmate who won a last-minute reprieve from the high court in Sept...

Willful Ignorance In Texas Execution?

Radley Balko | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Radley Balko

A week from today, Texas death row inmate Henry "Hank" Skinner is scheduled to be executed for the 1995 murders of Twila Busby and her two adult sons....

Texas Commission's Decision On Arson Cases Could Cause Headache For Perry

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas commission no longer allowed to investigate a case where death penalty opponents say a man may have been executed based on a ...

Public Officials Call On Rick Perry To Allow DNA Testing For Questionable Execution

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

A group of current and former lawmakers, judges and lawyers is calling on Texas Gov. Rick Perry to grant DNA testing for a convicted murderer with an ...

Cheers Or Tears? What Confucius Would Say About Texas Executions

Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. | Posted 12.25.2011 | Religion
Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.

Confucius is rarely heard in contemporary debate. But what indeed would Confucius make of this latest public ovation for what the audience perceived to be the benefits of capital punishment?

Rick Perry Responds To Supreme Court's Decision In Death Penalty Case

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry -- who as Texas governor has overseen the execution of 235 convicted killers -- said Friday that he “resp...

20 Questions (and a Confession): The Common Reader

Christian Nwachukwu, Jr. | Posted 11.16.2011 | Comedy
Christian Nwachukwu, Jr.

Just so we're clear: writing a song in support of a woman you believe to have been wrongly convicted means you should never set foot in the White House, but presiding over more executions than any governor in modern times is qualification to lead the nation?

Stop the Execution of Troy Davis

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 11.13.2011 | Crime
Rev. Al Sharpton

Troy Davis has exhausted all of his appeals and without clemency or some other drastic action, he will be executed next week. An entire case based on witness testimony that has now fallen apart requires immediate action.

Jason Linkins

Rick Perry On 'Ultimate Justice' In Texas: 'I've Never Struggled With That'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

Brian Williams becomes the next reporter to almost, but not quite, hold Rick Perry to account for the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham. During the...

Supreme Court Refuses To Stop Texas From Executing Man Despite White House Warning

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

[UPDATE - 7:48 p.m. ET] - CNN reports that Humberto Leal "has been executed by lethal injection in Texas." ORIGINAL STORY BELOW: The U.S. Suprem...

White House Warns Texas: Execution Of Killer Would Violate International Law

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Texas executed a Mexican citizen Thursday for the rape-slaying of a teenager after he and the White House pleaded in vain fo...

Rick Perry Re-Election At Stake, Under Fire For Suspicious Execution

The Daily Beast | Benjamin Sarlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry is under fire over a suspicious execution--and his secessionist talk this spring. Can his more moderate GOP rival take him down? The n...