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Blog / December 9, 2016

Georgia is the New Leader in Executions in the U.S.


It is the highest number of executions since Georgia reinstated the death penalty 43 years ago. But the execution was even more controversial because of the circumstances of the case, a miscarriage of justice so severe, a former chief justice of the state supreme court protested in an editorial in the New York Times.

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Blog / November 4, 2016

In Brief: November 2016


Capital punishment was at the center of debates in states including Kansas, Florida, Georgia, and Alabama the past few weeks.

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Blog / November 4, 2016

The Campaign Against Rose Bird


The first woman appointed to the California Supreme Court, and the first and last chief justice to be ousted, she was the target of death penalty supporters and big business.

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Blog / November 4, 2016

The Death Penalty in Nebraska and Oklahoma


One year after the legislature abolished the death penalty, Nebraska voters will decide whether to reinstate it; while in Oklahoma, voters will decide whether they want their death penalty scheme enshrined in the constitution.

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Blog / November 4, 2016

LA City Council; California Newspapers Endorse Prop 62


The Los Angeles City Council announced its support for Prop 62 on Friday. The council joined 38 newspapers from all over the state, representing rural and urban areas, conservative and liberal ideologies, with large and small readerships, that have urged readers to vote Yes on 62 and No on 66.

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