Tag Archives: judges

A Terrible Old Rule

This summer Samuel Gross highlighted “a terrible old rule that has done great harm to the accuracy of criminal trials, and will continue to do so.” This rule has played a significant role in preventing Jeffrey Wogenstahl from receiving justice. Gross … Continue reading

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Police Bias

Hillary Clinton seemed extremely uncomfortable when confronted by Ricky Jackson earlier this month about her support for the death penalty. This is not surprising: Jackson’s wrongful death sentence four decades ago was the direct result of Ohioan police coercing a 12 … Continue reading

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The Root of Unfairness

Joe Deters, Ohio’s Hamilton County lead prosecutor, is no stranger to unfairness in death penalty cases. In one of his cases, that of Jeffrey Wogenstahl, the misconduct of his own team of prosecutors has been described by Judge Moore as … Continue reading

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Unpredictable Laws, Fallible Judges

In Oklahoma Richard Glossip is between two execution deadlines: he came within hours of the first, on September 16, before it was stayed by the US Supreme Court; but now another is looming (September 30). The anxiety that this must be … Continue reading

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The Insanity of Prosecutors; the Indifference of Judges

Many people have spoken about the injustice of the death penalty, but rarely do we hear about it from a prosecutor. However, last week Marty Stroud, a former prosecutor in Louisiana, bravely spoke out against what he sees as an … Continue reading

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