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Death Penalty Focus Blog

Featuring opinion and analysis from DPF staff, board members, and guest writers, and others with first-hand experience of the death penalty system.

  • The Focus is our monthly newsletter featuring US and international news stories and interviews from our Voices feature.
  • Updates are written by the Death Penalty Focus staff–events, breaking news, and photos
  • Guest posts are written by our friends in the movement
  • Voices is our interview series from The Focus, featuring people who have first-hand experience with the death penalty system

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Blog / April 14, 2017

Florida State Attorney Fights Back

Orlando State Attorney Aramis Ayala is fighting back against Gov. Rick Scott, who took 23 murder cases away from her department because of her stance on the death penalty.

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Blog / April 14, 2017

Moore v. Texas May Spell the End of Ethnic Adjustment in Death Penalty Cases

The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Moore v. Texas that found that state's standards for determining intellectual disability in death penalty cases unconstitutional may mean that a practice by some prosecution experts of adding points to the IQ scores of some minority defendants is also unconstitutional.

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Blog / April 14, 2017

In Brief: April 2016

We look at some of the more significant developments in death penalty debates around the country last month.

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