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Killing for Votes: The Dangers of Politicizing the Death Penalty Process

by Richard C. Dieter, Esq. Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center October 1996  Persons who undertake the task of administering justice impartially should not be required--indeed, they should not be permitted--to finance campaigns or to curry the favor of voters by making predictions or promises about how they will decide cases before they have heard any evidence or argument. A campaign promise to "be tough on crime," or to "enforce the death penalty," is evidence of bias that should disqualify

1996 Year End Report: A Summary of Important Events in the Death Penalty in the past year

The Death Penalty in 1996: Year End Report

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1996 Year End Report: A Summary of Important Events in the Death Penalty in the past year

The Death Penalty in 1996: Year End Report

Death Penalty Information Center December 1996

Executions in 1996 Second Highest Since 1976

The overall pace of executions in the United States remained high in 1996 and the prospects for the future are for even greater numbers of people put to death each year. As of December 17, there were 45 executions, mostly by lethal injection. This represents a slight drop from last year when 56 executions represented the highest number since capital punishment was

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1996 Year End Report: A Summary of Important Events in the Death Penalty in the past year

The Death Penalty in 1996: Year End Report

Death Penalty Information Center December 1996

Executions in 1996 Second Highest Since 1976

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1999 Year End Report: Executions Reach Record High, But Concern Also Grows

The Death Penalty in 1999: Year End Report Death Penalty Information Center December 1999

Executions Reach Record High, But Concern Also Grows

Innocence Cases Spur Broad Challenges To Death Penalty in 1999

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1998 Year End Report: New Voices Raise Dissent, Executions Decline

The Death Penalty in 1998: Year End Report Death Penalty Information Center December 1998

New Voices Raise Dissent, Executions Decline

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2000 Year End Report: A Watershed Year of Change

Year End Report 2000   The Death Penalty in 2000: Year End Report Death Penalty Information Center


December 2000

A Watershed Year of Change

New Revelations About Death Penalty Reverse Years of Division


   The year 2000 was perhaps the most significant single year affecting death penalty opinion in United States history.  A  broad change in the way the American public views capital punishment was

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1997 Year End Report: The Death Penalty in 1997

The Death Penalty in 1997: Year End Report


December 1997

Texas Pushes Nation's Executions To Record Numbers in 1997, But Opposition Grows

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