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You know it’s one of the best days of your life.
For Michael Morton, that day was August 12, 1986. He had just turned 32.
The next day, it was all taken away. The dream became a nightmare.[+]
By Robert Barnes, Published: November 18 Justice Sonia Sotomayor called Monday for a new look at whether judges should be allowed to overrule juries to impose death sentences, saying that elected judges in Alabama “appear to have succumbed to electoral pressures” in making such decisions. Although three states allow judges to override jury recommendations that a [...][+]
October 29, 2013 U.S. Death Penalty Support Lowest in More Than 40 Years Sixty percent of Americans favor death penalty for convicted murderers by Jeffrey M. Jones PRINCETON, NJ — Sixty percent of Americans say they favor the death penalty for convicted murderers, the lowest level of support Gallup has measured since November 1972, when [...][+]
Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 12:00 am Stephen A. Northup A recently released report by the American Bar Association makes a number of recommendations for improving both fairness and accuracy in the administration of Virginia’s death penalty. The report was the culmination of a two-year study by the Virginia Death Penalty Assessment Team, an eight-person [...][+]