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Imminent Execution

Kenneth Mosley is scheduled for execution on September 24. He has been on death row for the past twelve years. Mr. Mosley was convicted of killing a police officer while attempting to rob…

September 8, 2009


Is Justice Scalia a Curmudgeon?

Bob Barr thinks so.  In his Washington Times op-ed, the former federal prosecutor, Georgia Congressman and Libertarian Presidential candidate, labels Scalia the “high court curmudgeon” for his dissent from the…

September 3, 2009


Racial Justice in North Carolina: UPDATE

Today, North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue signed the Racial Justice Act into law, making North Carolina only the second state in the country to allow death row prisoners to meaningfully…

August 11, 2009


Racial Justice in North Carolina

On July 15th the North Carolina House voted 61-54 to approve the Racial Justice Act, which, if signed into law, would allow death row prisoners in the state to appeal…

August 6, 2009


Maryland Lethal Injection Regs for Public Comment

The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services recently proposed new regulations for lethal injection procedures.  Executions in Maryland have been at a halt since 2005, when a court…

July 31, 2009


Global Day of Action for Iran this Saturday

On July 25, people in more than 60 cities across the world will be standing in solidarity with the Iranian people in their struggle for human rights. Protesters in Iran…

July 24, 2009


Double Tragedies

[caption id="attachment_2834" align="alignleft" width="475" caption="Letter from Kelsey Patterson to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (© Private)"][/caption] The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Murder Victims’ Families for Human…

July 7, 2009


Human Rights / Death Penalty Lawyer Arrested in Iran

In the midst of all of the political and social turmoil in Iran right now, activist and lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei was arrested this afternoon and taken away by plainclothes officers…

June 30, 2009


Troy Davis Decision: No Decision

Today, on its last day of work before summer vacation, the U.S. Supreme Court postponed its review of Troy Anthony Davis’ case until September.  As Amnesty International has repeatedly pointed…

June 29, 2009