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Texas is scheduled to carry out its 18th execution of 2008 tonight in Huntsville. It would be the 423rd in the state since 1982. It is the last scheduled execution for the state this year.AP has this report on the... Texas is scheduled to carry out its 18th execution of 2008...
North Carolina's Independent Weekly has, "Resume executions or keep the ban?" It's reported by Bob Geary.Now that the legal battle over a doctor's role in death row executions is nearing a conclusion, the issue of capital punishment in North Carolina...North Carolina's Independent Weekly has,...
"Two Justices Clash Over Race and Death Penalty," is the Washington Post report by Jerry Markon. The sensitive issue of race and the death penalty triggered an unusual public debate yesterday between two Supreme Court justices. In respectful but pointed..."Two Justices Clash Over Race and...
That's the title of an OpEd in the Baltimore Examiner by Michael May, an attorney and former Baltimore police officer. LINKI spent 10 years as a law enforcement officer, including seven in the Baltimore Police Department. So I am no...That's the title of an OpEd in the Baltimore Examiner by Michael...
National Law Journal has a web-only article, "Election's outcome could have seismic effect on federal courts," reported by Pamela MacLean.Republican Presidents have appointed more than half of the current 179 federal appellate judges, but that could rise dramatically to 74%...National Law Journal...
"A needed debate," is today's Baltimore Sun editorial.Maryland's death penalty law violates the most basic standards of fairness and decency. That's the conclusion of a state commission on capital punishment, and it should prompt citizens to insist that lawmakers bring..."A needed...
D Magazine posts the interview, "Dallas DA Craig Watkins on Witnessing His First Execution." It's by Zac Crain, and it appears in the April issue. D Magazine: You didn’t prosecute the Texas 7 case. Why did you feel the need...D Magazine posts the interview, "Dallas DA Craig Watkins on...
"Court revives Alabama inmate's execution appeal," is the AP report via the Montgomery Advertiser. A federal appeals court has revived an Alabama death row inmate's challenge of his state's new three-drug lethal injection protocol. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of..."Court revives Alabama...
Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling in Martinez v. Ryan is available in Adobe .pdf format. The ABA Criminal Justice Section provides this summary of the ruling: In an opinion by Justice Kennedy, the Court reversed the decision of the Court of...Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling in Martinez v. Ryan is...
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the cases of Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs on the constitutionality of life without parole sentences for 14 year-old juveniles convicted of murder. It seeks to refine the...This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral...