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Supreme Court Intervenes in Death Penalty Cases

Supreme Court Intervenes in Death Penalty Cases

Editorial, Miami Herald, editorial
Feb. 7, 2002

On the weighty question of whether an execution passes constitutional muster, both advocates and foes of the death penalty are in rare agreement: Let the courts decide.

Thus Gov. Jeb Bush halted today's scheduled execution of Robert Trease shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court stopped the execution of another Florida inmate, Linroy Bottoson.

Both the Supreme Court and the governor made the right call. Gov. Bush, a strong supporter of capital punishment, said he made

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For 110 Inmates Freed by DNA Tests, True Freedom Remains Elusive

AP-CohenDNA.html THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

May 28, 2002, Tuesday, BC cycle

For 110 inmates freed by DNA tests, true freedom remains elusive

By SHARON COHEN, DEBORAH HASTINGS, AP National Writers

Their time in prison surpassed 1,000 years, and all were wrongly convicted. Then they returned to lives that had passed them by.

An Associated Press examination of what happened to 110 inmates after their convictions were overturned by DNA tests found that, for many of the men, vindication brought neither a happy ending nor a happy beginning.

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Homicide Studies

Blackman, Paul H.: "A critique of the epidemiologic study of firearms and homicide"; 1 Homicide Studies 169 (1997)

Jamieson, Katherine M. and Zahn, Margaret A.: "Changing patterns of homicide and social policy"; 1 Homicide Studies 190 (1997)

Lattimore, Pamela K. et al.: "Homicide trends in eight U.S. cities: project overview and design"; 1 Homicide Studies 84 (1997)

Martinez Jr., Ramiro: "Homicide among Miami's ethnic groups: Anglos, Blacks, and Latinos in the 1990s"; 1 Homicide Studies 17 (1997)

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Through Thick and Thin: On Death Row, Two Men Defied Odds With Friendship and Hope

Through Thick and Thin ABC NEWS.com

August 19, 2000

Through Thick and Thin
On Death Row, Two Men Defied Odds With Friendship and Hope

Aug. 19 — Greg Wilhoit remembers his desperation as he was brought in to his cellblock at the State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla.

I thought, My life’s over, literally over,” he says. As prisoner 100841, Wilhoit faced the death penalty after a jury found him guilty in 1987 of his wife’s murder.

A year later, Ron Williamson — Wilhoit’s new neighbor across the hall

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Bibliography of Recent Articles and Programs on the Death Penalty

Bibliography of Recent Articles and Programs on the DP
Dialogue on the Death Penalty Project

Compiled by Professor James Liebman, Columbia University School of Law
(see also, Recent Articles on the Death Penalty - with text available on DPIC's Web site)

(alphabetical by author)

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States With No Death Penalty Share Lower Homicide Rates

States With No Death Penalty Share Lower Homicide Rates NEW YORK TIMES

September 22, 2000

States With No Death Penalty Share Lower Homicide Rates

By RAYMOND BONNER and FORD FESSENDEN

The dozen states that have chosen not to enact the death penalty since the Supreme Court ruled in 1976 that it was constitutionally permissible have not had higher homicide rates than states with the death penalty, government statistics and a new survey by The New York Times show.

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