Category Archives: Death penality

Slim’s Criminal Law News July 30

The death penalty is racially biased, fiscally irresponsible and very inaccurate

Attorney General William Barr recently announced the reinstatement of the federal death penalty — this comes as executions and death sentences in states are at historic lows. While people may differ about the morality of the death penalty, there has been a growing movement at the state level to repeal it because of its deep racial bias, fiscal irresponsibility and proven inaccuracy. The federal government should take note.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 4 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

2nd Canadian faces execution in China — a look at the country’s death penalty laws

Another Canadian citizen has been handed the death penalty in China on drug charges, a Chinese court announced Tuesday.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Mar 13 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

California death penalty suspended; 737 inmates get stay of execution

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a moratorium on capital punishment on Wednesday, granting a temporary reprieve for the 737 inmates on the state’s death row, the largest in the Western Hemisphere.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 3 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Prosecutors want the death penalty for Robert Bowers. Here’s why rabbis oppose it.

Judaism has traditionally been of two minds about capital punishment. It exists in Jewish law, but has rarely been used and is strongly discouraged.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Dec 1 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Capital punishment: A thin line between life and death

For 28 years, Anthony Ray Hinton woke up every day in a 5ft by 7 ft death cell. From that cramped space, he saw 54 men being led to the execution chamber, where electrocution put an end to their lives.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 30 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Does Nebraska (or humanity) need death penalty?

We are former Nebraska judges united in our call to retain LB 268, which was passed by the Nebraska Legislature in 2015 repealing the state’s death penalty and leaving in place life imprisonment.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 29 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Does the Death Penalty Deter? Of Course

Writing in support of Proposition 62, a California ballot initiative to repeal the death penalty, former El Dorado county supervisor Ron Briggs makes the tiresomely familiar claim that “the death penalty does not make our communities any safer” and “is not a deterrent to crime.”

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 28 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

California May Abolish the Death Penalty

On Election Day, California voters will make a monumental moral and financial decision. Proposition 62 — the Justice That Works Act — is on the Nov. 8 ballot, and if the initiative passes, it will replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole. It will also require convicted murderers to work and pay restitution to their victims’ families. And it will save taxpayers $150 million a year, according to the Legislative Analyst’s Office.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News June 18 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

‘They are more dangerous than spies’: Egypt court sentences two Al-Jazeera journalists to death

CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 10 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Miami Judge Says Florida’s New Death Penalty Guidelines Are Unlawful

A Miami-Dade circuit judge has declared Florida’s new death penalty law unconstitutional.

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