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    Descending Spiral

    Defense attorney Marc Bookman looked at capital punishment in the U.S. This virtual program was hosted by Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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    Phillip Morris on Death Row and Wrongful Sentences

    National Geographic contributing writer Phillip Morris discussed his article, “Sentenced to Death, But Innocent.” This program is part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent…

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    Death Penalty Debate

    The University of Virginia Federalist Society hosted a virtual debate on the death penalty with former federal prosecutor Bill Otis and Carol Steiker, a Harvard law professor and author of…

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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Gregg v. Georgia

    Carol Steiker and Kent Scheidegger talked about the Supreme Court’s 1976 decision in Gregg v. Georgia, the landmark case concerning Troy Leon Gregg, a convicted armed robber and murderer who challenged his…

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    The Weekly With Michael Ballsamo

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    AP Justice Correspondent Michael Ballsamo talked about witnessing the two recent executions and the cases that led to the death sentences.

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    Robert Dunham on Federal Executions Resuming

    Robert Dunham, Death Penalty Information Center executive director, discussed federal executions resuming and state and federal court action on executions.

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    Execution of Timothy McVeigh

    President Bush spoke to reporters following the execution of Timothy McVeigh for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing. The execution was the first implementation of the federal death…

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    River of Fire

    Sister Helen Prejean spoke about her life and her work to abolish the death penalty.

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    Mark Berman on Death Penalty Announcement

    Washington Post national reporter Mark Berman discussed the Department of Justice’s plans to restart executions of federal death row inmates. There has been a moratorium on the death…

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Viewers responded to the question, “Do you support the federal government resuming capital punishment?” On Thursday the Department of Justice announced it would resume executions of death…

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    Robert Dunham on the Death Penalty in the U.S.

    Robert Dunham of the Death Penalty Information Center discussed the use of the death penalty across the U.S. California became the latest state to put a moratorium on the practice.

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    Lethal Injection and Capital Punishment

    Rachael Penman of the Alcatraz East Crime Museum talked about the history and current status of lethal injection in the United States. The interview was part of C-SPAN’s Landmark Cases…

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    History of Capital Punishment

    Rachael Penman gave a tour of the Alcatraz East Crime Museum’s capital punishment exhibit, focusing on the museum’s electric chair and gas chamber. The interview was part of episode of…

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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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    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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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