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  • emBuck v Davisem Oral Argument
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    Buck v. Davis Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Buck v. Davis, docket number 15-8049. The case concerns whether Duane Buck can appeal his death penalty sentence based on testimony by a witness called by…

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  • Washington Journal Jessica Brand Discusses Capital Punishment
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    Decline in States' Use of Capital Punishment

    Jessica Brand talked about a decline in states' use of capital punishment. She spoke via video link from Austin, Texas.

    578 views
  • Brian Stolarz Discusses emGrace and Justice on Death Rowem
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    Grace and Justice on Death Row

    Brian Stolarz talked about his book Grace and Justice on Death Row: The Race against Time and Texas to Free an Innocent Man, in which he reports on his client, Alfred Dewayne Brown, who…

    470 views
  • Authors Discuss the Death Penalty and the Constitution
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    Death Penalty and the Constitution

    Panelists talked about the death penalty. Panelists included Jordan and Carol Steiker, co-authors of Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment, and John Bessler, editor of Stephen…

    277 views
  • Death Penalty
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    Death Penalty

    Marc Levin and Stephen Bright spoke with Neal Katyal about the use of capital punishment and whether death penalty sentences would ever end in the U.S. They also discussed the potential for…

    200 views
  • emHurst v Floridaem Oral Argument
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    Hurst v. Florida Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Hurst v. Florida, docket number 14-7505, on the constitutionality of Florida’s death penalty system. A Florida jury’s recommendation for the death penalty was an “advisory opinion” and did not…

    1,404 views
  • Washington Journal Lance Rogers on Supreme Court Death Penalty Cases
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    Supreme Court Death Penalty Cases

    Lance Rogers, legal editor for Bloomberg BNA, reported by telephone on the Supreme Court’s decision to hear two death penalty cases in the next term.

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  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines open for viewer opinions about the death penalty, divided by those in support and opposed. Lance Rogers reported by telephone on…

    339 views
  • emGregg v Georgiaem and the Death Penalty
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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 a session…

    349 views
  • Washington Journal Robert Dunham on the Death Penalty in 2015
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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 number of…

    268 views
  • Discussion on Public Execution in the Victorian South
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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.…

    299 views
  • emGlossip v Grossem Oral Argument Audio
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    Glossip v. Gross Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Glossip v. Gross, docket number 14-7955. The case concerns whether the use of the drug midazolam in lethal injection executions violates the Eighth…

    993 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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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 execution drug used in…

    459 views
  • Washington Journal Robert Dunham on Nebraska Death Penalty Ban
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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, and…

    195 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Open Phones
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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 Sentenced to Death: Right…

    165 views
  • Sister Helen Prejean and Bryan Stevenson on the Death Penalty
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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 with Sister Helen…

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  • Discussion on emThe Wrong Carlosem and emGetting Lifeem
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    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 about…

    149 views
  • Washington Journal Viewer Calls
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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 Information Center,…

    314 views
  • emGruesome Spectaclesem
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    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 1890.…

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  • Washington Journal Viewer Calls
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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 by an April 29, 2014,…

    258 views
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