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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer opinions about the death penalty, divided by those in support, opposed, and undecided. Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty…

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    Book Discussion on Gruesome Spectacles

    Austin Sarat talked about his book, Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America’s Death Penalty, in which he discussed botched executions in the Unitetd States going back to…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments “Your View of the Death Penalty?” The lines were divided by support or opposition to the penalty. The questions was inspired…

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    Death Penalty in 2013

    Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, talked about a report published by the center that examined the use of the death penalty throughout the United…

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    Book Discussion on I Am Troy Davis

    Jen Marlowe, Kimberly Davis, and other participants talked about Troy Davis' trial, the problems with the case against him, and the global efforts to keep him from being put to…

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    Supreme Court and the Death Penalty

    John Stinneford spoke about the Supreme Court and the death penalty at Ava Maria University Law School and Federalist Society. He talked about the meaning behind “cruel and…

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    After Words with Martin Clancy and Tim O'Brien

    Martin Clancy and Tim O’Brien talked about the capital punishment cases they argue defined the parameters that judges must follow in order to uphold a death sentence on…

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    Panel on the Role of the Media in Criminal Justice

    Leigh Bienen, author of Murder and Its Consequences: Essays on Capital Punishment in America, and Rob Warden, co-editor of True Stories of False Confessions, talked about the media’s…

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    Non-Violence in the 21st Century

    The Dalai Lama, Helen Prejean, and Vincent Harding, who wrote speeches for Martin Luther King, discussed religion, violence, and the death penalty.

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    Court Cases Panel

    Authors talked about their books on complex court cases. After the presentations, they responded to questions from members of the audience. Alison Booth moderated. Lynn Powell is…

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    Capital Punishment in America

    Authors talked about capital punishment. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Professor Patterson moderated.  Thomas Cahill is the author of A Saint…

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    Life and Legacy of Thurgood Marshall, Panel 1

    A panel discussion was held on the legacy of Thurgood Marshall, the first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The panelists speculated on what Justice Marshall’s opinions would be…

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    Book Discussion on Last Words of the Executed

    Robert Elder talked about his book, Last Words of the Executed (University of Chicago Press, 2010), in conversation with Adam Cohen. He also responded to questions from members of the…

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    Book Discussion on The Last Lawyer

    John Temple talked about his book The Last Lawyer: The Fight to Save Death Row Inmates (University Press of Mississippi; September 24, 2009). In the book he chronicles Ken Rose’s…

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    Book Discussion on A Saint on Death Row

    Thomas Cahill talked about A Saint on Death Row: The Story of Dominique Green (Nan A. Talese; March 10, 2009). In the book he looks at the criminal justice system, the prison system and…

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    Book Discussion on Last Rights

    Rev. Joseph Ingle talked about his counseling of death row inmates in the American South. He argued that racial and economic discrimination played a role in death row…

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    Capital Punishment and the Courts

    Civil Liberties activists and leaders spoke about capital punishment and the judicial process for capital crimes. Reggie Shuford moderated a panel discussion on criminal justice and…

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    Death Penalty Litigation

    Judge Danny J. Boggs delivered the monthly Bradley Lecture. He talked about the state of U.S. jurisprudence on the death penalty, its application by the courts, and the extent to which…

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    Life and Legacy of Thurgood Marshall, Panel 2

    A panel discussion was held on the legacy of Thurgood Marshall, the first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The panelists talked about how Justice Marshall’s experiences as a…

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    Death Penalty for Guantanamo Detainees

    Peter Spiegel talked about the February 11 Defense Department announcement that the death penalty will be sought against six Guantanamo detainees accused of central roles in the September…

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