Posts Categorized: Washington post

History favors Texas judge facing possible removal

That’s title of Paul Weber’s article for the Wahington Post SAN ANTONIO — When Texas Judge Sharon Keller answers charges Friday of callously closing her courtroom to a man on death row, she could join the disgraced list of Texas jurists not indicted but still taken off the bench. That dishonorable list is a handful…read more

Colorado May End Death Penalty to Focus on Cold Cases

I don’t know how many of you are following the death penalty abolition in Colorado, but this Washington Post article is worth a read. Like many of the state’s considering abolition, CO is mainly talking about cost. The interesting thing about this one is that the bill would use the money saved after abolition to…read more

Washington Post: Texas Appears Set to Execute Accomplice

Here is the Washington Post article on today’s scheduled execution of Jeff Wood. Also Democracy Now is planning to send a satellite truck to Livingston today morning to interview Jeff’s family members. By Darryl Fears Washington Post Staff WriterThursday, August 21, 2008; Page A02 The state of Texas is scheduled to execute Jeffery Lee Wood…read more

Washington Post: Texas’s Disdain

Thats the title of Washington Post editorial about the José Ernesto Medellí. THE STATE of Texas had an opportunity this week to display a victor’s grace. Instead, it rebuffed pleas by the U.S. secretary of state and the U.S. attorney general for help in resolving an international dispute and in the process gave the back…read more

Maryland vs. Texas

Kudos to Gov. O’Malley of Maryland and shame on Rep. Aaron Pena and the Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence While Texas republicans debated expanding the death penalty to repeat child molesters, the Maryland governor, Martin O’Malley testified in support of the Death penalty Abolition bill. According to the Washington Post: The issue, one of…read more

The Year in Death

Taken from Capital Defense Weekly: WAPO offers “The Year in Death,” a brutal condemnation of the death penalty 2006. THE YEAR 2006 saw the fewest executions in the United States in a decade, 53. The use of capital punishment has been dropping since 1999, when 98 people were executed. The number of new death sentences…read more