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Supreme Court hears arguments that Texas courts mishandle capital appeals
"...have been misapplying the law in dozens of Texas death penalty cases. The particular case, Tennard v. Dretke, challenged..."

March 26, 2004 News Feature by Rita Radostitz

Newsgeist: 12/6/10
The spirit of the news
"...This one's got shark attacks, food allergies, and the death penalty. Read more for the links...."

Dec. 6, 2010 News Post by Eric Pickhartz

Naked City
The Death Penalty in Texas' Largest Counties
"...County; Population; Murder Rate*; Death Row Inmates*..."

Oct. 15, 1999 News Feature

On The Lege
Death Watch
"...scheduled executions through May (making the jobs of both anti-death penalty activists and "victims' advocates" who schedule protests and..."

Feb. 19, 1999 News Column

Perry the Executioner
Texas leads the country in executions, and Rick Perry holds the record tally
"...argued at trial that Foster should be put to death, pursuant to the state's law of parties. That statute..."

Sept. 16, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Texas prosecutors use the 'law of parties' to widen the net for capital punishment
"...For Foster and Brown together, the state sought the death penalty, and got it – after a five-day joint..."

Feb. 11, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Fairness, Consistency, Safety
Rosemary Lehmberg defends her record
"...AC: We talked to him about the death penalty in Travis County and my impression that Travis..."

Jan. 20, 2012 News Feature

No Mercy
The case of James Allridge raises familiar questions about the Texas justice system
"...a string of area robberies, had been sentenced to death in 1986 for the murder of Carla McMillian, killed..."

Aug. 20, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Two Roads to Justice
Republican Shane Phelps takes another stab at Democrat Ronnie Earle's job for district attorney.
"...criminal cases. His branch also defends the state in death penalty appeals. It's a good job. It pays $105,564,..."

Feb. 18, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

At Home With Capital Punishment
The fourth annual March for a Moratorium surrounds the Capitol.
"...Governor's Mansion and the Capitol, a couple of hundred death penalty abolitionists gathered Saturday afternoon at what they called..."

Oct. 24, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

A Quarrel With the Status Quo
Charlie Baird on criminal justice, equity, and the Travis County D.A.
"...AC: Another flash point issue is the death penalty. This office seeks it relatively more rarely than..."

Jan. 20, 2012 News Feature

Capital Punishment on Trial: 'Furman v. Georgia' and the Death Penalty in Modern America
UT prof David Oshinsky weaves a tight and compulsively readable account of the intersection of morality and legality in the jurisprudence of capital punishment
"...Capital Punishment on Trial: 'Furman v. Georgia' and the Death Penalty in Modern Americaby David M. Oshinsky University Press of..."

June 11, 2010 Books Review by Jordan Smith

Who Killed Stacey Stites?
A re-examination of a Bastrop murder case leaves many unanswered questions.
"...Reed now resides on death row in Livingston. But he and his defenders continue..."

May 24, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

D.A.: Lehmberg and Baird Have Issues
Rosemary Lehmberg and Charlie Baird go a few rounds
"...a crime; this is not criminal conduct." On the Death Penalty and Life Without Parole..."

May 11, 2012 News Feature by Monica Riese

Off the Hot Seat
Lightning Rod
"...settled into his role as a lightning rod for anti-death-penalty criticism. The board has had plenty to answer for..."

July 16, 1999 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...today (Thursday), modifying the law to provide jurors in death penalty cases the option of sentencing a defendant to..."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature

American Caste
"...As a historical perspective, Texas Death Row is interesting -- an accurate chronological perspective. And..."

Oct. 20, 2000 News Feature by E. A. Eads

Judge Edith Jones on Race, Crime, and God's Vengeance
Civil rights group files complaint against 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge
"...blacks and Hispanics are more violent, and that a death sentence provides a public service by allowing an inmate..."

June 7, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Judge Edith Jones: Blacks and Hispanics More Violent
Complaint filed over Jones's discriminatory and biased comments
"...Indeed, Jones also said that a death sentence provides a public service by allowing an inmate..."

June 4, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

A Dangerous Man
At 18, Billy Joe Wardlow took a man’s life. Nearly 30 years later, the state still wants his.
"...Like any place humans gather, death row has a culture. Billy Wardlow says it's different..."

June 26, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Convicted Killer Cites Inept Counsel
Arturo Diaz makes bid for new trial to avoid Sept. 26 execution date
"...into question the legality of Diaz's guilty verdict and death sentence. Unless a federal appeals court or the U.S...."

Sept. 20, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

TV Eye
At the Death House Door examines the death penalty through the eyes of a former death row chaplain
"...Death and dying has a high profile in popular culture...."

May 23, 2008 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Texecutions Roll On: Another Troubling Case
Texecutions Roll On: Another Troubling Case
"...hours of deliberation, the same panel sent Jasper to death row. Unless the courts intervene, Texas intends to execute..."

March 14, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...lease deals. (This was to continue on after his death.) Our first release was Live and Obscure in 1987...."

June 28, 2002 Column

In Our Names
The case of Napoleon Beazley shines a spotlight on the Texas system of capital punishment.
"...states -- even that shrinking number which retain the death penalty -- subscribe to the common understanding that a..."

May 31, 2002 News Column by Michael King

One Slated, One Stayed
Rick Perry's death tally notches another this week
"...of the state's 482nd execution since reinstatement of the death penalty, a federal court on April 24 issued a..."

April 27, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

A Double Life
Napoleon Beazley was executed by the state of Texas, but he lives again in a new play
"...Doe commits capital murder, and the statutory punishment is death by lethal injection...."

July 15, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...nation's finest law enforcement agencies." – Jordan Smith Is Death Penalty Unconstitutional?..."

March 12, 2010 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...California and Florida declared or extended moratoriums on the death penalty – Florida after an execution by injection was..."

Dec. 22, 2006 News Feature

Glasgow: 'Planting' Criminals Deters Crime
The APD officer's death-penalty views raise eyebrows
"...for Policy Analysis, a Dallas-based conservative think tank, titled "Death Penalty a Deterrent to Murder." According to the abstract,..."

April 16, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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