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Flawed Berkeley Law Study Produces Flawed Conclusions

Flawed Berkeley Law Study Produces Flawed Conclusions

. . . By Michele Hanisee . The Death Penalty Clinic at Berkley Law released a study last week that concludes that “racial discrimination is an ever-present feature of jury selection in California.” The study was authored by long-time criminal defense attorney Elisabeth Semel, who runs the Death Penalty Clinic at UC Berkeley. It is […]

A Case for the Death Penalty

A Case for the Death Penalty

    By Sigrid Weidenweber An old lawyer friend once told me during a conversation—we were discussing the merits of the death penalty—that he had hardened his stance on the matter. Over his life time, he had seen too many defendants in death-penalty cases that were changed to life imprisonment, walk free eventually. So, here […]

Human Sacrifice: A Grand Old American Political Tradition

Human Sacrifice: A Grand Old American Political Tradition

  by Thomas L. Knapp On July 25, US Attorney General William Barr ordered the Federal Bureau of Prisons to update its execution protocol and schedule five executions starting this December. Whether you support the death penalty or not — I don’t because I prefer limited government and the power to kill disarmed prisoners in […]

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 6

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 6

  By Michele Hanisee …   This is the seventh and final article that focuses on the murderers on California’s death row who have exhausted all appeals. The last impediment to executions is a federal stay that is now being challenged by several elected District Attorneys and victims. Newsom’s blocking the execution of these vicious […]

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 6

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 6

  By Michele Hanisee … This is the sixth in a series of articles that focuses on the murderers on California’s death row who have exhausted all appeals. The last impediment to executions is a federal stay that is now being challenged by several elected District Attorneys and victims. Newsom’s blocking the execution of these […]

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 5

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 5

  By Michele Hanisee . This is the fifth in a series of articles that focuses on the murderers on California’s death row who have exhausted all appeals. The last impediment to executions is a federal stay that is now being challenged by several elected District Attorneys and victims. Newsom’s blocking the execution of these […]

Capital Punishment Isn’t Unconstitutional. We Should End it Anyway.

Capital Punishment Isn’t Unconstitutional. We Should End it Anyway.

  By Thomas L. Knapp On April 1, The Supreme Court of the United States ruled against death row inmate Russell Bucklew’s appeal of his execution method. Nixing his claim that a rare medical condition would make the execution unconstitutionally “cruel and unusual” by virtue of being excruciatingly painful the Court (in an opinion written […]

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 4

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 4

  By Michele Hanisee . This is the fourth in a series of articles that focuses on the murderers on California’s death row who have exhausted all appeals. The last impediment to executions is a federal stay that is now being challenged by several elected District Attorneys and victims. Newsom’s blocking the execution of these […]

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 3

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 3

  By Michele Hanisee This is the third in a series of articles that focuses on the murderers on California’s death row who have exhausted all appeals. The last impediment to executions is a federal stay that is now being challenged by several elected District Attorneys and victims. Newsom’s blocking the execution of these vicious […]

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 2

Death Penalty Exhausted Appeals – Part 2

.. By Michele Hanisee This is the second in a series of articles that focuses on the murderers on California’s death row who have exhausted all appeals. The last impediment to executions is a federal stay that is now being challenged by several elected District Attorneys and victims. Newsom’s blocking the execution of these vicious […]

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