Maryland Gov. Pushes for Death Penalty Repeal
Death Penalty / Politics

Maryland Gov. Pushes for Death Penalty Repeal

On January 15th, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley announced that he will once again push for repeal of capital punishment in the state. O’Malley, who has long been opposed to the death penalty, attempted repeal in 2009 but fell short. Now, with renewed momentum and stronger support within the legislature, many think that Maryland may be … Continue reading

The U.S. and the Wrong Side of History
Death Penalty / Israel / Politics

The U.S. and the Wrong Side of History

On Monday, November 19th, the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee once again voted for an international moratorium on capital punishment. The fourth draft resolution was adopted, with 110 states voting in favor, 36 abstaining, and 39 voting against the resolution.  Although not legally binding, the U.N. General Assembly’s resolutions signify international moral and political advances. Among those who voted … Continue reading

The Reggie Clemons Case
Death Penalty

The Reggie Clemons Case

The Reggie Clemons case reads like a manual for anti-death penalty advocates: no physical evidence links him to the crime, alleged police coercion, prosecutorial misconduct, questionable eye-witness testimonies, inadequate legal representation, a stacked jury, and questions of race, according to Amnesty International. Reggie Clemons was convicted and sentenced to death in St. Louis, Missouri as … Continue reading