Elizabeth Allan

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Kamala Harris' decision to defend the death penalty is the right one

State Atty. Gen.<p>Kamala Harris' decision to appeal a federal district court ruling that found the death penalty in California unconstitutional is a welcome example of putting professional responsibility over personal politics: Harris opposes the death penalty and now will be defending it before the …

Victims' families suffer in dealth penalty debate

Botched executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona and continuing problems with lethal injection drugs have put the death penalty back in the news. After a brief moratorium following Oklahoma's debacle, my state, Missouri, has resumed executing its death row prisoners. One of the condemned men there …

American Liberals Won’t Let the Death Penalty Die

It might take a Conservative to end capital punishment.<p><i>The lethal injection room at San Quentin State Prison. Photo via Wikimedia</i><p>“I personally oppose this terrible, awful, unjust thing that I’m doing,” only really works as a defense of one’s terrible, awful, unjust behavior if the alternative to …

Why Don't Supreme Court Justices Ever Change Their Minds in Favor of the Death Penalty?

Harry Blackmun, John Paul Stevens, and Lewis Powell—all appointed by Republican presidents—started out as supporters of capital punishment. Their decades-long study of capital cases made them see things differently.<p>If you spend any time at all studying the death penalty in America today you …

The Death Penalty: Still Popular, But Getting Less Popular

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Support for the death penalty is at a 40 year low, according to new Gallup poll, which might suggest …

Wendy Davis Still Supports The Death Penalty

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Democratic nominee for governor, is not backing away from her support for the death penalty.<p>"I do support the death penalty and I will be prepared to carry it out," Davis said in a Wednesday interview with HuffPost Live.<p>Davis, who is running against state Attorney …

Mr. Death Penalty

Kent Scheidegger is America's most outspoken advocate for capital punishment. What motivates him—and does he have his facts straight?<p>Most Americans don't spend a lot of time thinking about the death penalty, but this year, it has been hard to ignore. In January, in Oklahoma, Michael Wilson's last …

The Inhumanity of the Death Penalty

In America, the history of the criminal justice—and of executions—is inseparable from white supremacy.<p>Fifteen years ago, Clayton Lockett shot Stephanie Neiman twice, then watched as his friends buried her alive. Last week, Lockett was tortured to death by the state of Oklahoma. The torture was not …

Would Jesus Support the Death Penalty?

Scripture seems to back most Americans' view that he would oppose capital punishment—but that hasn't translated into widespread opposition.<p>“On the death penalty, do what you think Jesus would have you do.”<p>These were the words my friend and anti-death-penalty activist Shane Claiborne told Tennessee …

Colorado Governor Has Death Penalty Doubts

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Today, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper issued a temporary reprive for death row inmate Nathan …

Now He Tells Us: John Paul Stevens Wants to Abolish the Death Penalty

The retired Supreme Court justice would like to add five words to the Eight Amendment and do away with capital punishment in America. It's a shame he didn't vote that way during his 35 years on the Supreme Court.<p>In his latest book, <i>Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution</i>, …

Support for death penalty in California at lowest point in 50 years

After a series of botched executions raised questions about the use of capital punishment across the United States, support for the death penalty in California is nearing an all-time low among state voters, according to the findings of a research poll released Friday.<p>Fifty-six percent of California …

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Wyoming Advances Bill Allowing Death By Firing Squad

WASHINGTON -- A Wyoming legislative committee voted against a measure to abolish the death penalty last week, instead opting to endorse death by firing squad.<p>The state's Joint Judiciary Legislative Committee voted to support a bill that would allow the the Wyoming Department of Corrections to use a …

Study Says Hundreds of Prisoners Sentenced to Death Were Probably Innocent

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>About 4.1 percent of those who were sentenced to death between 1973 and 2004, or about 300 people, …

Why Are So Many People Getting Sentenced to Death in Houston?

Just 10 U.S. counties—roughly 0.3 per­cent of the na­tion’s total—ac­count for more than a quarter of all the Amer­ic­an ex­e­cu­tions that have been …

Confessed killers should pay with their lives: victim's mother - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The mother of a man brutally murdered while walking in Canberra's CBD has called for the death penalty for his two attackers.<p>A 19-year-old man, …