the death penalty
Obviously, this is only going to last as long as it takes the Supreme Court to give the green light again, or for the state to find a new lethal.
There's something I thought I'd never say. Good news today on the criminal justice front out of Texas. Kenneth Foster came within hours of execution today for the 1996 shooting.
Texas is about to execute someone for a murder he did not commit and was only peripherally involved with. During every discussion of the death penalty around here, at least.
As you - loyal readers - now know (because I write about it ad nauseum), the criminal justice system's reliance on eyewitness testimony has led to many many (many) false.
There's been a lot of fanfare recently -- and in many ways, rightly so -- over the over 200 people who have been exonerated by DNA evidence. Many of these.
There's news about the scheduled execution of Troy Davis (Also written about here, here, here). The Georgia Board of Pardons today granted a 90-day stay of execution so that they.
Sometimes I am appalled at the roadblocks that courts set up in the way of justice. Ironic, isn't it?The NY Times has the story today of Troy A. Davis, a.
I wrote last night about what I thought was the most glaring irony of the Libby commutation. I should have thought, when Scott brought Karla Faye Tucker into the discussion,.