Tag Archives: US Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court’s Exceptional Barbarity

While we were still celebrating increased conservative opposition to the death penalty, the US Supreme Court last month shunted the American death penalty into new, shocking levels of brutality. The opinion is described by various legal analysts as “bloodthirsty”, “exceptionally … Continue reading

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The USA: A Shameful Record

The USA has a poor reputation when it comes to executions. A report* by Amnesty International found the following: -Most UN member states were execution-free last year;** but the USA continued to execute. -The USA was the only one of … Continue reading

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Executions Halted

For now, Ohio cannot perform its scheduled executions: Judge Merz, a federal magistrate judge, has ruled against its proposed lethal injection protocol.  The ruling has been appealed by the state.  In his federal court testimony Gary Mohr, Director of the Ohio … Continue reading

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President Trump

President Obama has misgivings about the application of the death penalty; President Trump will have no such qualms. In 1989 Trump funded full page ads in four New York newspapers, calling for the return of the death penalty. The ads referred … Continue reading

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Risk of Intolerable Pain and Suffering

For death penalty opponents, whose stance is no longer opposed by the majority of the US population, today is a very sad day: the Ohio Attorney General’s office has announced that it wishes executions to resume in January. What is more, the new lethal … Continue reading

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Premeditated Attempted Murder

A federal judge described the prosecutorial misconduct in Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s case as “wholly improper” and “plain and plentiful”.* Despite this, and despite additional recent evidence which supports Jeff’s claim of innocence, he was given an execution date (stayed two months … Continue reading

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“Motion to recuse denied.”

Ohio Supreme Court Justice O’Neill has made it clear that he will not grant a request to remove himself from Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s case. The judge explained: “…it would be a violation of my oath of office to ignore my obligation to … Continue reading

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