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Texas Death Penalty

DNA Tests Undermine Evidence In Texas' Last Execution Under Bush

The Texas Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Claude Jones always claimed that he wasn't the man who walked into an East Texas liquor store in 1989 and shot the owner. He professed his innocence r...

Laura Bassett

Fewer Executions In 2010 | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Executions declined in all four regions of the U.S. in 2010 and dropped by more than half over the past decade, according to a report released Tuesday...

The Top Reasons Why the Death Penalty Is Just Plain AWESOME

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


Silence as Assent

Andrea Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Lyon

Something extraordinary is happening in Texas. A trial judge is holding hearings and listening to evidence about whether that state's death penalty i...

Laura Bassett

Death Penalty May Be Ruled Unconstitutional In Texas | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a hearing scheduled for Monday, December 6, a district court in Texas will decide whether the death penalty is unconstitutional in th...

Texas, the Death Penalty, and the Will of God

Matt Idom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matt Idom

I do not believe that capital punishment belongs in our world. The arguments of "crime determent" and "continuing threat to society" are masked justifications for a human response to justice, not a divine one.

Houston's Death Penalty Hullabaloo

Robert Perkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Perkinson

Harris County Texas is the death penalty capital of the democratic world. So when a district judge ruled Texas's capital punishment procedures unconstitutional, it was a shot heard around the world.

Quirky Gender Bias in the Death Penalty

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Linda Carty is the rarest of rarities. She's a British subject who once sang for the Prince of Wales. She's a principal in a film documentary. She's g...

The 132nd Death Row Exoneree: Implications for the Troy Davis Case

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diann Rust-Tierney

One of the many disturbing aspects of capital punishment is that it has no guarantee against mistaken convictions and executions.

Eric Holder: Help Save 49 Lives, Please!

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Claudia Ricci

If it were up to me, I would withdraw death penalty eligibility in all of the pending cases, and I would tell prosecutors never to seek the death penalty. There is the possibility of saving 49 lives.

Hey Mr. God, Lookie What I Did to Those Nasty Homosexuals!

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Gregory

The passage of California's Prop 8 comes to many as a shock, to some as a wake-up call, and to the rest of America as no real surprise. In 2000, Bush...

Texas Ruling Signals Halt to Executions Indefinitely

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Signaling an indefinite halt to executions in Texas, the state's highest criminal appeals court late Tuesday stayed the lethal injection of a 28-year-...