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Teresa Lewis

Damsels in Distress: Using Victimized Women as Political Ploys

Beenish Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beenish Ahmed

Caught in the crossfire of this battle for hearts and minds waged in the most paternalistic and patriarchic of ways, women are seen invariably as victims.

And to Think That We Still Have to Argue Against the Death Penalty

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

There's Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, of course, condemned to be stoned and waiting, for the past four years, along with 23 other Iranians, to know if s...

For Shame, Governor McDonnell: The Execution of Teresa Lewis

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

Governor Bob McDonnell Patrick Henry Building 1111 East Broad Street Richmond, Virginia 23219 Dear Governor McDonnell: Millions of people all over t...

I Urge Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell to Stop the Execution of Teresa Lewis

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bianca Jagger

It is clear Teresa possessed neither the verbal intelligence nor the initiative to mastermind a plan to murder the victims -- her mental health alone should grant her exemption. This is an unconscionable failure of the system.

Teresa Lewis To Be Executed By Virginia, First Woman In Nearly A Century

Washington Post | Maria Glod and Anita Kumar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell said Friday evening that he will not spare the life of a 41-year-old woman who is set to become the first woman exec...

Laura Bassett

Teresa Lewis, Mentally Disabled Woman, To Be Executed In Virginia This Month | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Teresa Lewis, a borderline mentally retarded woman charged with "masterminding" the murder of her husband and stepson in 2002, is slated to be the fir...