On the Issues


On the Issues

Lethal Injection, Part II

Published: Apr 23, 2014

Lethal Injection 2 — A dis­cus­sion of recent changes to lethal injec­tion pro­to­col in response to drug shortages.

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Arbitrariness and the Constitution

Published: Mar 01, 2013

Arbitrariness and the Constitution — Interview with University of Baltimore Law School pro­fes­sor John Bessler on arbi­trari­ness and the his­to­ry of the death penalty.

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Alabama Death Row Inmate Freed

Jennifer Whitfield Interview

Published: May 24, 2012

Interview with Jennifer Whitfield of Covington and Burling regard­ing the recent release of Alabama death row inmate Larry Smith.

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Published: May 01, 2012

Interview with Michael Fox dis­cussing issues sur­round­ing the death penal­ty in Japan, includ­ing pub­lic atti­tudes towards the death penal­ty, the way the crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem works and the efforts of abo­li­tion­ist groups.

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Spanish Language Podcast

Published: Apr 02, 2012

Discusses gen­er­al issues of the death penal­ty in America: recent trends, appli­ca­tion against minor­i­ty defen­dants, sup­port among Hispanics as well as the inter­na­tion­al use of the death penal­ty. Presented in Spanish.

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Published: Dec 02, 2011

Discusses the inter­na­tion­al con­text of the American death penal­ty, includ­ing inter­na­tion­al trends in cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment and how inter­na­tion­al opin­ion affects the death penal­ty in the U.S.

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Death Row

Published: Oct 07, 2011

A sum­ma­ry of top­ics relat­ing to death row, includ­ing dis­cus­sion of death row sta­tis­tics and procedures.

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Supreme Court

Published: Aug 08, 2011

A sum­ma­ry of the role of the Supreme Court in the death penal­ty, includ­ing dis­cus­sion of major deci­sions by the court on cap­i­tal punishment.

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Legal Process

Published: Jun 28, 2011

A sum­ma­ry of the legal process involved in a death sen­tence, includ­ing jury selec­tion and the appeals process.

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Published: May 05, 2011

Covers some of the his­to­ry of exe­cut­ed women in America, as well as issues of gen­der bias and dif­fer­ences among gen­ders in sup­port for the death penalty.