Messenger The execution, by hanging, of Yakub Memon for his part in the Mumbai bombings invites us to revisit the vexed issue of capital punishment.
Listen to the podcast here. Croy was exonerated on March 20, of the July 14, killing of a Yreka, California police officer, after having spent 19 years in prison, seven of them on death row. A probation violation sent him back to prison on the non-capital charges, and that incarceration permitted him to challenge those charges.
He won habeas corpus relief in and Siskiyou County prosecutors elected not to retry him, completing his exoneration. Amnesty International called the mass trial of more than defendants "disgraceful" and "a mockery of justice. No police or military personnel have been prosecuted for those deaths.
A divided panel of the U. His counsel issued a statement expressing disappointment in the ruling and saying, in part, "Anti-gay stereotypes and animus should have no role in our criminal justice system and certainly should never be a reason to impose a death sentence.
The court based its ruling on the U. Supreme Court decision earlier this year in McCoy v.
Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has granted Ohio death-row prisoner Jeffrey Wogenstahl permission to file a successive petition challenging his conviction and death sentence. Wogenstahl presented evidence that prosecutors suppressed exculpatory evidence and misrepresented the hair analysis in the case, in addition to "voluminous evidence casting considerable doubt on the credibility" of key prosecution witnesses.
The court found that Wogenstahl "has made a prima facie showing that he can establish by clear and convincing evidence that no reasonable factfinder would have found him guilty. The Florida Supreme Court has denied relief in three more capital cases, declining to enforce the constitutional protections announced in its decision in State v.
Hurst to three cases that had completed direct review prior to the June cutoff adopted by the court.
The cases were State v. Billy Leon Kearse State v. Gutierrez is scheduled to be executed September Supreme Court to identify an available alternative method to carry out their executions. A Board of Inquiry appointed by former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens heard evidence and argument related to DNA evidence that could potentially exonerate death-row prisoner Marcellus Williams.
The hearing was not open to the public and the parties were barred from publicly discussing what transpired. It was the first death sentence imposed in the county in thirty years. DPIC remains committed to providing truthful, accurate information and analysis about the death penalty, as we work towards reaching additional followers.kaja-net.com - Ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or view presentation slides online.
Highlights From Our Death Penalty Discussion Journalists Liliana Segura, Gabriel Dance and Maurice Chammah took your questions about the death penalty and criminal justice reporting. Here are . capital punishment: morality, politics, and policy Throughout the world, from earliest recorded times, the death penalty has played a prominent role in social control.
Abolition of the death penalty became a matter for political discussion in Europe and America beginning in , when the young Italian jurist Cesare Beccaria ( – Saudi Arabia's death penalty laws and how they are applied, including death row and execution numbers, death-eligible crimes, methods of execution, appeals and clemency, availability of lawyers, prison conditions, ratification of international instruments, and recent developments.
"One of the first American documents in the discussion of the death penalty was An Inquiry How Far the Punishment [Dead Man Walking] led to increased levels of public discourse on the morality of the death penalty.
James J. Megivern, ThD The Death Penalty PhD "The Death Penalty in the United States," Battleground Criminal . DPIC "On the Issues" Podcast Episode Fifteen: Supreme Court - A summary of the role of the Supreme Court in the death penalty, including discussion of major decisions by the court on capital punishment.
Other Resources on Supreme Court Decisions. United States Supreme Court, Official Site. Cornell Law School's Supreme Court Collection.