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Alabama Attorney Richard Jaffe questions the death penalty in "Quest for Justice: Defending the Damned"

Jan
04

 
Lawyer Richard Jaffe questions the death penalty in 'Quest for Justice: Defending the Damned'
Published: Wednesday, January 04, 2012, 8:30 AM
 By Patrick Hickerson, The Birmingham News 
 

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Alabama is near the top in imposing, conducting the death penalty

Dec
30

Alabama is near the top in imposing, conducting the death penalty
Published: Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 7:00 AM
By Eric Velasco -- The Birmingham News 


BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Alabama ranks second in the nation for the number of executions it conducted in 2011 and is tied for third in death sentences imposed this year, statistics compiled by the Death Penalty Information Center show.

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OUR VIEW: Alabama this year went against the national trend of fewer executions, even thought the state's system of capital punishment leaves much to be desired

Dec
30

OUR VIEW: Alabama this year went against the national trend of fewer executions, even though the state's system of capital punishment leaves much to be desired
Published: Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 5:45 AM
 By Birmingham News editorial board The Birmingham News
 


Bucking a national trend rarely lands Alabama's elected officials in trouble with the electorate. In fact, many claim not being like New York, or California, or Texas, or any other state, as a badge of honor.

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OUR View: The U.S. Supreme Court shouldn't allow an Alabama Death Row inmate to be executed without federal review of his case

Oct
05

 
OUR VIEW: The U.S. Supreme Court shouldn't allow an Alabama Death Row inmate to be executed without federal review of his case
Published: Tuesday, October 04, 2011, 5:45 AM
 By Birmingham News editorial board The Birmingham News
 
Does the U.S. Supreme Court value life, albeit a deeply flawed one, as much as it does a piece of property?


That, in a manner of speaking, is at the crux of a case involving a Death Row inmate from Alabama that the high court will hear today.

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Cory Maples' case gets U.S. Supreme Court Hearing

Oct
02

Cory Maples' 'mailroom error' case gets U.S. Supreme Court hearing
Published: Sunday, October 02, 2011, 7:00 AM
 By Mary Orndorff -- The Birmingham News The Birmingham News
 


WASHINGTON -- The Alabama Death Row inmate who lost his chance to appeal because of misdirected paperwork becomes the focal point Tuesday of a national debate over whether states are providing adequate legal aid to the condemned after their conviction.

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http://blog.al.com/jkennedy/2011/09/joey_kennedy_how_many_innocent.html

Sep
26

Please vote NO in this poll in the Birmingham News!

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How Many Innocent People Have to Die, Birmingham News

Sep
26

You know we've killed innocent people. We have. In the history of Alabama's death penalty, you know innocent people have died. Been hung, electrocuted, poisoned to death. Probably many. A number of Death Row inmates have been released in recent years after they were found to be not guilty of the crimes they were accused of. How did they get on Death Row in the first place? How many didn't get saved and slipped through the cracks and were executed? By you. By me.

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