Tag Archives: American Bar Association

What Thurgood Marshall would most likely say about our justice system

The Marshall Project The Marshall Project is a not-for-profit, non-partisan news organization dedicated to covering America’s criminal justice system …   Our name is an homage to Supreme Court justice and crusading civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall.   via The Marshall … Continue reading

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.@FLGovScott, @TheJusticeDept: Investigate Paul Hildwin’s “release” from death row

                BREAKING: Florida Death Row Inmate Paul Hildwin Freed From Death Row As of this writing he has been transferred to the Hernando County, Florida Detention Center where his hold is listed as … Continue reading

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Towards saving Tommy: More questions? Call Ray.

  Editorial: Deadly distinction | Gainesville.com One way to lessen the chances of wrongful convictions is changing the state’s sentencing system. Florida is one of two states where just a majority jury vote can recommend death. A 2006 report from … Continue reading

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ABA Journal lied about Marcus Wellons’ execution. It was botched.

  Prison official faints during execution; sentence was upheld despite jurors’ gag gifts, drug secrecy The execution of a Georgia inmate went off without a hitch on Tuesday, although a prison official fainted during the procedure. via Prison official faints … Continue reading

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Towards saving Tommy: dissecting a related press release

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Teri Stoddard Telephone: 301-801-0608 Email: tstoddard@prosecutorintegrity.org   Evidence-Disclosure by Federal Prosecutors the Focus of Proposed Bill WASHINGTON / June 18, 2014 – The Center for Prosecutor Integrity is today releasing a proposed bill that would require federal … Continue reading

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Lousiana state hypocritally bases appeal on affects to other Sunbelt states

Appeals court halts Angola death row temp changes | KATC.com | Acadiana-Lafayette, Louisiana A recent order by a federal judge in Baton Rouge requiring the state to immediately begin lowering the temperature at Louisiana State Penitentiary’s death row was postponed … Continue reading

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DeFrancisco’s State Commission on Prosecutorial Misconduct: Mission Impossible?

A first in nation, DeFrancisco to support new commission on prosecutorial conduct | syracuse.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. — State lawmakers will announce bi-partisan support Monday for a bill to create a new state watchdog commission on prosecutorial conduct, which would be … Continue reading

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