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July 30, 2007

Capital punishment news and notes

Thanks to fellow bloggers, I can quickly cover a lot of new death penalty items:

  • How Appealing here discusses the Eighth Circuit panel decision rejecting Angela Johnson's efforts to overturn all of her federal death sentences imposed against her.  As Howard notes, Johnson's death sentence was the first given to a woman by a federal court in the modern capital punishment era.
  • ODPI here reports that Ohio Governor Ted Strickland today issued yet another execution reprieve for death row inmate John Spirko to allow more DNA testing of evidence in his case.
  • How Appealing here provides this pass-through link to Adam Liptak's "Sidebar" in today's New York Times entitled "After Flawed Executions, States Resort to Secrecy."

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Liptak has quite the cynical article on how MO tries to make it a crime to reveal the name of an executioner. (Just when I thought this issue was confined to the 5th and 8th amendments, MO finds a way to violate the 1st).

Posted by: S.cotus | Jul 31, 2007 5:55:39 AM

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