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September 9, 2007

Lots of capital news and notes

There are lots and lots of new and different posts on a wide array of death penalty topics at some of my favorite DP blogs:

Also, Crime & Consequences has this long post on the always interesting topic of doctor involvement in executions.  And, the New York Times has this interesting piece on a condemned killer's in Tennessee choosing the electric chair over lethal injection.

UPDATE: How Appealing details via links here that New York's highest court starts the week with a death penalty case.  Also, check out the PBS show Expose, in which after "an extraordinary four-year investigation, McClatchy Supreme Court beat-reporter Stephen Henderson finds that defense lawyers in four states are failing [to provide a vigorous defense of murder defendants]; as a result their clients — even those who have suffered lifetimes of abuse and/or have IQs suggesting mental retardation — are heading to death row."

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Daryl Holton, the condemned prisoner who is choosing the chair over lethal injection, murdered 3 of his children and a stepchild. He richly deserves his fate---and it is telling that the NY Times has decided to waste ink on this case.

Posted by: federalist | Sep 10, 2007 1:16:56 PM

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