November 22, 2004
A morning of capital consideration
With thanks again to Howard Bashman at How Appealing for many of the links, I provide this morning a lot of coverage on death penalty developments:
- Providing follow-up coverage of the topic covered in this post noting a decline in death sentences, there is interesting and thoughtful analysis and commentary from the Christian Science Monitor and the Denver Post.
- Providing buzz about the penalty phase of Scott Peterson's capital trial (previously discussed here), there are interesting analyses from the SF Chronicle and the Contra Costa Times, as well as from TalkLeft here.
- Providing additional commentary on the actions of AG nominee Alberto Gonzales when advising then-Governor Bush on clemency decision in Texas (previously discussed here), Alan Berlow has this commentary in the Washington Post.
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I would also note the number of executions is trending down even after the passage of the AEDPA. This year should (assuming no short date executions) be slightly lower than last year. I am guessing 62-63 total executions this year (depending on whether Bowling in Kentucky &/or Banks in PA get stays) down from 65 last year. Like in prior years, 85% of executions will be in the former slave holding states of the old South.
Posted by: karl | Nov 22, 2004 12:28:37 PM