AG Eric Holder: Moratorium On Death Penalty ‘Would Be Appropriate’

Speaking Tuesday evening to the National Press Club, Attorney General Eric Holder said he supports a moratorium on the death penalty until the Supreme Court issues a ruling later this year on the Oklahoma lethal injection case currently before the justices: “I think fundamental questions about the death penalty need to be asked. And among […]

Georgia Executes Intellectually Disabled Man

Just after 7:30p.m. last night, the state of Georgia executed Warren Lee Hill, 54, by lethal injection. If that’s all there was to the story, it would probably be easy to overlook. But Warren Hill was declared “intellectually disabled” by every doctor who examined him, including by three expert witnesses who testified for the state […]

Texas Justice: The Case of Scott Panetti

Later tonight, the state of Texas was set to execute a mentally ill man, and before you make any judgement on whether not the accused committed a crime heinous enough to merit the ultimate punishment, let’s take a moment to consider the entirety of the story surrounding this one condemned man who is caught in […]