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Death Penalty: The Torah and Today


By Jack B. Weinstein*

New York Law Journal
Wednesday, August 23, 2000

I would like to share with your readers the following text of a sermon I will deliver to the congregation of Temple Emanuel of Great Neck on Sept. 8:

Status of the International Convenants on Human Rights

Question of the Death Penalty

(approved April 3, 1998; 26 nations in favor, 13 against, 12 abstentions)

30th March 1998 Commission on Human Rights
Fifty-fourth session
Agenda Item 13
E/CN.4/1998/L.12

The Commission on Human Rights,

Recalling article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which affirms the right of everyone to life, article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and articles 6 and 37 (a) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child,

Notice to Seek the Death Penalty Against Moussaoui

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA

Alexandria Division

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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ZACARIAS MOUSSAOUI,

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MILITARY ORDER: Detention, Treatment, and Trial of Certain Non-citizens in the War Against Terrorism

DETENTION, TREATMENT, AND TRIAL OF CERTAIN NON-CITIZENS IN THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release November 13, 2001

MILITARY ORDER

DETENTION, TREATMENT, AND TRIAL OF CERTAIN NON-CITIZENS
IN THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM

By the authority vested in me as President and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Authorization for

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Rumsfeld Gives Details of Rules for Military War Tribunals

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE with SHERRI DAY
New York Times
Thursday, March 21, 2002

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Rules for Military Tribunals


New York Times
Thursday, March 21, 2002

A comparison of some rules for military tribunals for terrorism suspects with courts-martial and civilian courts.

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A State of Denial: Texas Justice and the Death Penalty

A State of Denial: Texas Justice and the Death Penalty Texas Defender Service*

A STATE OF DENIAL:
TEXAS JUSTICE AND THE DEATH PENALTY

Executive Summary

The nation is embroiled in a debate over the death penalty. Each day brings fresh accounts of racial bias, incompetent counsel, and misconduct committed by police officers or prosecutors in capital cases. The public increasingly questions whether the ultimate penalty can be administered fairly - free from the taint of racism; free from the disgrace of counsel sleeping through a client's trial; free from the risk of executing an innocent person. Support for the death penalty is falling, and across the country, momentum gathers for a moratorium. Even death penalty supporters - such as Illinois Governor George Ryan - have acknowledged the need for fundamental reform.

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Reports From DPIC

 
      REPORTS FROM DPIC Note: Allow reports to fully load before selecting links to sections or footnotes. Year End Reports

    2002 Year End Report: Concrete Changes Shape Death Penalty in 2002 2001 Year End Report: 22% decline in executions, drop in public support,

Reports from DPIC

DPIC Reports  
      Note: Allow reports to fully load before selecting links to sections or footnotes. Year End Reports


    2002 Year End Report: Concrete Changes Shape Death Penalty in 2002
    2001 Year End Report: 22% decline in executions, drop in public support, and a steady stream of successful reform efforts

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