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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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    Buck v. Davis Oral Argument

    The U.S. 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…

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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 U.S. 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…

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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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    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…

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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…

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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…

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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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    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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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    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…

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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,…

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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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    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,…

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