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February 28, 2007

Quick capital review

With so much going on these days, I am relying heavily on Capital Defense Weekly and StandDown Texas Project to keep up with the latest death penalty news. 

Among the notable news is that Texas had its sixth execution of 2007 yesterday, and this list suggests that Texas may hit 10 total executions before the end of next month.  Meanwhile, there has only been a single execution in the 49 other states (in Oklahoma), mostly because of lethal injection debates stalling executions in more than a dozen states.  It will be very interesting to see if this pattern persists through the entire year.

Speaking of lethal injection debates, my terrific students have assembled and debated at my DP class blog a lot of interesting materials about executions methods and the role of doctors in executions.  Check it out.

February 28, 2007 at 09:31 AM | Permalink


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