The proposition “threatens to deal a mortal blow” to California’s courts, according to several legal organizations.
Fair Punishment Project: AR is going to execute men who are mentally ill, intellectually disabled, or had inadequate lawyers.
A report published today by Harvard's Fair Punishment Project says the eight men Arkansas plans to execute, two a day, over a 10-day span next month all either have mental illness, are intellectually disabled, or had inadequate legal representation.
The U.S. Supreme Court has made two significant rulings in death penalty cases in just the past month. One centered on intellectual disability, the other racism. Both cases were out of Texas.
One of Rotary's stated purposes is "to provide humanitarian services." So why did Arkansas, which plans to execute eight inmates over ten days next month, ask its local Rotary Club to be citizen witnesses?