Category Archives: criminal justice

Conservatives Opposing the Death Penalty

A Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) seems an unlikely setting for action against the US death penalty: conservatives have hitherto been associated with an unthinking “tough on crime” philosophy that included support for capital punishment. Perhaps all this is set … Continue reading

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Cruel and Unusual Punishment

There is very good news from Ohio – executions there have been halted by the new governor, Governor Mike DeWine!  Initially Governor DeWine postponed the scheduled execution of Warren Keith Henness; later he stopped other scheduled executions indefinitely. The governor … Continue reading

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Scope for Pitfalls Ahead

2018 has brought Jeffrey Wogenstahl a huge breakthrough – a federal court decision that spelled out the travesty that was his trial. As Jeff knows only too well, however, there is scope for pitfalls ahead. If he needed any proof … Continue reading

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Exculpatory Evidence Suppressed

On October 25, 2005, Derrick Jamison left Ohio’s death row; exactly 20 years before that he was sentenced to death in Hamilton County, Ohio. The courts had recognized that the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office unfairly suppressed exculpatory information about his … Continue reading

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Ripples of Sorrow

Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s trial was held in 1993. The following year in the state of Mississippi, another capital murder trial took place which was to change the life of one of the jurors forever.* In July, 1994, Lindy Lou Isonhood found … Continue reading

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No reasonable fact finder would have found him guilty

At long last a court has taken seriously Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s claim that his trial was unfair!* The United States Court of Appeal for the Sixth Circuit has sent Jeff’s case back to the district court. The focus of the district … Continue reading

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Fundamental Flaws

We are pleased to report that Ohio Governor John Kasich has commuted the death sentence of Raymond Tibbetts to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Citing “fundamental flaws” at the sentencing stage of Tibbetts’ trial, the Governor explained: “[T]he … Continue reading

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