Hoosier Conservatives Concerned About The Death Penalty

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It’s time to get rid of the death penalty in Texas, by Joe Moody

As a legislator, I often struggle to decide what I should do, what I can do, and most of all, why I should do it. The answers are frequently …

U.S. Supreme Court

Conservative group slams effort to reinstate death penalty in Illinois

A national organization is criticizing Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to reinstate the death penalty for certain crimes in Illinois.<p>Heather Beaudoin is …

All serious criminal cases deserve podcast-style scrutiny

Listening to the true crime podcast In the Dark, produced by American Public Media, has been a frustrating experience. Season two, which has been …

African-American News

5 Issues Trump's New Supreme Court Pick Could Confront Including Gun Rights and the Death Penalty

(WASHINGTON) — Justice Anthony Kennedy’s successor will have a chance over a likely decades-long career to tackle a host of big issues in the law and …

Death Row

The Unseen Anguish of a Death Sentence – Richard Dieter – Medium

By Lindy Isonhood<p>Wounds heal. Harsh words are forgiven. Even the searing pain of a great loss eases with time. But when I sentenced a man to death …

Death Row

EDITORIAL Death penalty panel's report hits the mark

We’ve learned by watching our governments in action that if you really want to complete an evaluation of an issue in the longest amount of time …

Death Row

Study: Tennessee Could Save $1.4 Million Annually Ending Death Penalty for Severe Mental Illness

<b>Tennessee</b> could save an estimated $1.4–1.89 million per year by adopting a ban on capital punishment for defendants with severe mental illness, …

Death Row

How Do Innocent People End Up Behind Bars? 6 Shocking Wrongful Convictions

"I just want to know why the prosecutors who hid evidence, sent me to prison for something I didn't do and nearly had me killed are not in jail …

Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2 | POV | PBS

Synopsis<p>For 20 years, Lindy has lived with an unbearable feeling of guilt. Committed to fulfilling her civic duty, Lindy sat with 11 other people on …

‘I didn’t lay down’: How a California man convicted of murder may have saved his own life

In February, 18-year-old Mariea Starr, a senior at Waynesboro Area Senior High School in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, faced a terrifying, life-altering …

Conservative Voices Continue to Call for End of Death Penalty

From October 2016 to October 2017, <b>support for capital punishment among those identifying themselves as Republicans fell by ten percetage points</b>. Two …

It’s Time to Stop Executing People With Severe Mental Illness

Nebraska’s death penalty room<p>Anglo-American history shows that, even before our nation’s founding, there was a special category of defendants who …

LAWSON: The Constitutional case against the Death Penalty

Despite the best efforts of the United States judicial system, juries can never reach a level of perfection sufficient to determine who lives and who …

The Death Penalty Is Incompatible With Conservative Values

New Hampshire’s Republican-controlled legislature has taken a principled conservative stand in voting to repeal the state’s death penalty. It is part …

Conservatives oppose on death penalty

A group of North Carolina conservatives hold a press conference Sept. 22, 2015 to speak in opposition to the death penalty and call for repeal.

The death penalty as a conservative conundrum

Since 2009, the Georgia Tea Party has held biweekly meetings in Cobb County, an affluent Atlanta suburb that has voted Republican in nine of the past …

Republicans, Conservatives, Evangelicals Increasingly Opposed to Death Penalty

The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of The Christian Post or its editors.<p>On October 25, I spoke at a …

Republicans against the death penalty? More and more, study says

For decades, abortion rights advocates have disparaged conservatives who support the death penalty but call themselves "pro-life," saying they are …

‘Its days are numbered’: Conservative group seeks to end death penalty in states, including Utah

<b>Washington •</b> A group of conservative state lawmakers says momentum is building to kill the death penalty, noting an increase in the number of …

Conservatives aim to spark death penalty debate among fellow Republicans

<b>WASHINGTON (Gray DC) --</b> 31 states have capital punishment on the books.<p>A conservative group is claiming progress in its push to eliminate the death …

Conservatives Changing Minds About The Death Penalty

On October 25, former Republican Utah Senator Stephen Urquhart spoke at the Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty press conference in …

The conservative case against the death penalty

Richard Viguerie was driving last Tuesday morning to Washington, D.C., where the 80-year-old founder of ConservativeHQ.com would be meeting with …

Republicans Want to Kill the Death Penalty Because Executing People is Too Expensive

Republican lawmakers are increasingly trying to repeal the death penalty in GOP-held states amid concerns over botched procedures and the high costs …

4 Reasons Conservatives Oppose the Death Penalty

Historically, the death penalty was supported by Republicans across the country. However, a recent study shows the number of anti-death penalty …

The death penalty is not conservative, and most Trump supporters know it

With a horrifying death toll from our national opioid crisis — 64,000 people killed in 2016 alone — it's high time we turn all of our resources and …

Conservatives push for nearly unthinkable death penalty ban | Reuters

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A former gun industry lobbyist and budget-hawk Republicans are leading what might seem to be an unlikely hard-right campaign - trying to sway conservatives in places like Utah and Kansas that they should be the first Republican-held state in four decades to ban the death …

Death Row

Meet the red-state conservatives fighting to abolish the death penalty

Colby Coash can point to the moment his evolution in thinking about the death penalty began.<p>It was Sept. 3, 1994, and Coash — now a conservative senator in the Nebraska legislature but then a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln — decided to go with some friends to the state penitentiary. …

For Some Conservatives, the Death Penalty is Another Big-Government Failure

Heather Beaudoin is a Michigan native who has spent the last decade working with conservative and evangelical communities to repeal state death …

Conservatives are Rethinking the Death Penalty

For decades, conservatives have generally supported the death penalty as a way of maintaining law and order. The nation itself has gone back and forth on the issue, seriously curtailing it in several court cases and affirming it in Gregg vs. Georgia in 1976. Since that time it has been the craze in …