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On This Date in Legal History

In Baze v. Rees two death row inmates challenged the lethal injection protocol used in Kentucky death penalty cases. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli argued that the “procedures pose a danger of cruelly inhumane executions.” On April 16, 2008, the United States Supreme … Continue reading

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“Life After Death Row”

60 Minutes aired a segment last evening about three exonerated inmates who were falsely convicted of crimes and sent to jail. In their moving interviews they open up about their lives after prison. You can watch the segment at http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/life-after-death-row/.

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In The News This Week

A criminal defendant sentenced to death in Virginia is automatically assigned to “death row” at Sussex 1 State Prison. The State forecloses alternative housing arrangments for those convicted of capital murder. On death row prisoners are assigned to single cells. … Continue reading

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Is it time to abolish the death penalty?

The New York Times editorial board calls for the end of the death penalty.  Take a look @ “The Innocent on Death Row” @ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/opinion/.

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