NEW RESOURCE: "Unjust Executions" Available On-Line

Dave Lindorff's article "Unjust Executions" goes beyond the issue of innocence and explores cases where guilty defendants may have been executed despite unconstitutional trials. The article, available on Salon.com (May 6, 2003), features examples of courts barring new evidence and comments from death penalty experts such as Robert Blecker of New York Law School, a staunch death penalty advocate, who nevertheless admits that: "There are definitely plenty of sentencing errors where those who die haven't deserved to die." See Resources.