Of Railroading

Worth more than an eye-booger… an upcoming wrongful execution (that’s assuming for the sake of argument that not all executions are wrongful). It isn’t too late yet.

Thirteen years after he was convicted, Keith’s lawyers discovered that one of the state’s “witnesses” never actually existed, and that police at his trial testified about a fictitious person [...]

No Constitutional Right for Innocent Not to be Executed

Alan Dershowitz versus Tony Scalia and Clarence Thomas on a truly unthinkable (but thankfully minority) opinion….

Let us be clear precisely what this means. If a defendant were convicted, after a constitutionally unflawed trial, of murdering his wife, and then came to the Supreme Court with his very much alive wife at his side, and [...]

West Memphis 3

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A key witness who helped put one of the West Memphis 3 behind bars in the murder of three boys, now claims police forced her to lie.

Vicki Hutcheson was in court Friday at a hearing to determine if Jesse Misskelley and Jason Baldwin will get a new trial, but did not take the stand because [...]

They Don’t Get to Kill This Guy

Kleinheider has the news. Sometimes justice is served despite [...]

They really want to kill this guy

The Defense for Paul House is seeking to kill the retrial, and with good cause.

Merritt, being more candid that usual for an appeals court judge, said there appeared to be “pure stubbornness and vindictiveness on the part of the state” in wanting to continue to prosecute House when the Supreme Court has said that no reasonable [...]

New Mexico Death Penalty

Congratulations, New Mexico. You’re all grown up now. Thanks to the New Mexico legislature and to Governor Richardson. [...]

New Mexico

Did I mention that they voted to repeal capital punishment there? Meant to.

Now it’s up to Gov. Richardson. [...]

Michael Steele Opposes Death Penalty

I did not know that. Good for him. And good for the GOP for not letting that be an obstacle to his ascent to [...]