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    azdeathpenalty.org News and Events | Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona

    He mourned Texas’ dubious distinction of executing more people than any other jurisdiction, in fact more than a third of the 1,354 people killed post-1976 in the United States (at last count the Lone Star State had executed 507 per the Death Penalty Information Center, www.deathpenaltyinfo.org ).... Read article

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    lwvil.org Death Penalty - LWVIL

    The death penalty is costly and quite often does not deliver the promised “ultimate justice.” The death penalty is much more expensive than its closest alternative—life imprisonment with no parole. Death Penalty Information Center - A resource that is helpful for keeping up with what is happening... Read article

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    math.dartmouth.edu Does Capital Punishment Deter Murder

    [5] Data from the Death Penalty Information Center web site at www.deathpenaltyinfo.org . If executions protected innocent lives through deterrence, that would weigh in the balance against capital punishment's heavy social costs. But despite years of trying, this benefit has not been proven to ex... Read article

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    nodeathpenalty.org Links | Campaign to End the Death Penalty

    Page still under construction.....Information on the death penalty:The Death Penalty Information Center: deathpenaltyinfo.orgCases:Troy Davis in Georgia: troyanthonydavis.orgKevin Cooper in California: savekevincooper.orgMumia Abu-Jamal in Pennsylvannia: freemumia.orgRob Will in Texas: freerobwil... Read article

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    ejusa.org Innocent lives in the balance | Equal Justice USA

    He was sentenced to die on the basis of this “confession.” An investigation later found the real killers, and Gauger was exonerated. 6 We’ve learned a lot about the death penalty in the last 30 years. We now know that innocent people are sentenced to die. When a life is on the line, one mistake i... Read article

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    blog-aauw.org Confirmation Hearings Day Two « AAUW Dialog

    5:07 AAUW: at slate, emily bazelon, dahlia lithwick, and john dickerson are having the second-best live discussion of the hearing 5:07 5:08 5:08 AAUW: it’s a big issue in his state of illinois 5:08 AAUW: a few years back their governor instituted a death penalty moratorium 5:09 AAUW: for more inf... Read article

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    time.com Report: Death Penalty Use and Support Is Dropping - TIME

    DPIC's annual report, published on Tuesday, (see www.deathpenaltyinfo.org ), points to at least four factors: Shifts in public opinion: "The problems and risks of the death penalty have convinced the majority of Americans it is time to consider replacing this punishment with alternative sentences... Read article

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    opiniojuris.org Opinio Juris » Blog Archive The United States, the Death Penalty and International Law - Opinio Juris

    The United States, the Death Penalty and International Law Trackbacks and Pingbacks Read article

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    okcadp.org ABA Death Penalty Assessment Project Reviews Death Penalty Process in 12 States

    Several State Assessment Reports have also recommended that the state undertake a moratorium on executions until the state appropriately addresses the recommendations contained within the Report. In each assessed capital jurisdiction, the actual practices of the capital jurisdiction is compared t... Read article

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    crimeandconsequences.com Crime and Consequences Blog: December 2008 Archives

    Berman comments that he is "repeatedly and consistently impressed with the extent of the 'real engagement with the merits' of what always seem to be very weak evidentiary claims based on limited medical evidence and a few anecdotes." Berman expresses frustration that, contrary to Berger's claim, ... Read article

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    reportingonhealth.org Is Lethal Injection Really More Humane? | Reporting on Health

    "It is bad enough that the death penalty is barbaric, racist and arbitrary in its application, but it is also becoming less transparent as the dwindling number of death-penalty states work to hide the means by which they kill people," wrote the New York Times in an editorial. Lethal injection has... Read article

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    sentencing.typepad.com Sentencing Law and Policy: November 20, 2005 - November 26, 2005

    More on Alito and the criminal docket The Boston Globe has this article which discusses the impact a Justice Alito could have in criminal cases and explores how "Alito's strict view on law-and-order cases may be decisive on a Supreme Court that has been narrowly divided on cases involving civil l... Read article

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    scientificamerican.com Who Will Die?: Computer Predicts Which Death Row Inmates Will Be Executed - Scientific American

    "People against the death penalty use the results of this work by pointing out that the nature of the crime has nothing to do with whether you're executed or not." Karamouzis, who was assisted in his research by Loyola sociology and criminal justice professor Dee Wood Harper , acknowledges that t... Read article

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    popularresistance.org The Secret Cruelty of US Executions | PopularResistance.Org

    January 22nd, 2014 This week’s protracted execution of Dennis McGuire at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility outside of Lucasville has many wondering if lethal injection is a more humane way of death after all. Under the administration of an untested lethal drug combination, McGuire emitted d... Read article

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    nytimes.com Capital Punishment Is the Most Unusual It's Ever Been - NYTimes.com

    But now that fewer criminals receive the death penalty, that's no longer the case, and there are compelling reasons to argue that African-Americans are disproportionately subject to the death penalty not because of their crime, but because of their race. Application of the death penalty remains s... Read article

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