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    Gregg v. Georgia and the Death Penalty

    Panelists talked about the history of the death penalty in America and the 1976 Gregg v. Georgia Supreme Court case that affirmed the constitutionality of capital punishment. This was…

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    Death Penalty in 2015

    Robert Dunham talked about the Death Penalty Information Center’s annual report. According to the report, only six states carried out executions in 2015, resulting in the lowest…

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    Hurst v. Florida Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Hurst v. Florida on the constitutionality of Florida’s death penalty system. A Florida jury’s recommendation for the death…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “What is your view of the death penalty?” The question was drawn from the Supreme Court ruling allowing the…

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    Public Execution in the Victorian South

    Bob Hutton, author of Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South, talked about the practice, frequency, and politics of public executions in 19th century Appalachia.…

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    Nebraska Death Penalty Ban

    Robert Dunham talked by remote video from Philadelphia about the Nebraska state legislature’s vote during the week to ban the death penalty, possible implications for other states,…

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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines, including a line for Massachusetts residents, were open for viewer comments on the question: “Boston Bomber…

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    Glossip v. Gross Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Glossip v. Gross. The case concerns whether the use of the drug midazolam in lethal injection executions violates the Eighth Amendment’s ban…

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    Death Penalty and Criminal Justice

    Bryan Stevenson talked about the death penalty and the U.S. criminal justice system. Mr. Stevenson, the author of the book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, spoke…

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    Book Discussion on The Wrong Carlos and Getting Life

    James Liebman, author of The Wrong Carlos: Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution, and Michael Morton, author of Getting Life: An Innocent Man’s 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace, talked…

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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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