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Supremes Examine Capital Punishment, Mental Illness
How mentally ill does a prisoner have to be in order to deem execution cruel and unusual punishment?
"...invalidate execution on the grounds of cruel and unusual punishment...."

May 4, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

At Home With Capital Punishment
The fourth annual March for a Moratorium surrounds the Capitol.
"...That said, although a number of bills indeed proposed capital punishment reform, there was no legislative progress against the..."

Oct. 24, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Capital Punishment: Battle on the Bank II
Lonestar Rollergirls will host two-day banked-track tourney in June
"...The Lonestar Rollergirls announced today that they'll be hosting Capital Punishment: Battle on the Bank II, a two-day invitational..."

Feb. 19, 2009 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

Doesn't Like Capital Punishment
"...Dear Editor, I believe capital punishment should be abolished because sometimes innocent people are..."

April 1, 2004 Postmarks

Death Watch: The Capital of Capital Punishment
Tilon Carter set for execution – again
"...gurney next Tuesday, May 16. Carter was convicted of capital murder in 2006 in Tarrant County, for the robbery..."

May 12, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Capital Punishment Capital
"...the list of circumstances that turn plain murder into capital murder. Multiple murders are already capital offenses, so the..."

Dec. 13, 2002 News Feature

Capital City Christian Coalition
"...only game in town for politically active churches. The Capital City Christian Coalition (CCCC) is also working to forge..."

July 21, 1995 News Feature

Capital Convictions Decline in 2008
Capital convictions are down, but the death machine is still busy
"...Capital convictions declined in 2008, but the Huntsville death machine..."

Dec. 10, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Glasgow's Punishment: A 90-Day Suspension
Family 'befuddled' by light discipline in Owens shooting case
"...Board hearing – during which the chief metes out punishment – "to try to work out a deal." Williamson..."

Feb. 13, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Tinkering With the Machinery of Death
The Texas Legislature moves slowly to consider alternatives to the death penalty
"...it, but President Bush briefly declared his opposition to capital punishment last week. Speaking to supporters in Omaha, Bush..."

March 9, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Texas prosecutors use the 'law of parties' to widen the net for capital punishment
"...Foster, Dillard, Steen, and Brown were each indicted on capital murder charges by a Bexar Co. grand jury for..."

Feb. 11, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: The Machinery of Death
Supreme Court quibbles about drugs and avoids the larger ethical issue
"...(e.g., abolitionist lawyers or judges) who dare to describe capital punishment as "unconstitutional" when it is in fact mentioned..."

July 10, 2015 News Column by Michael King

Into the Abyss
In his latest documentary, Werner Herzog tackles the subject of the death penalty in Texas.
"...in the homicides. Certainly, this is an indictment of capital punishment as an effective deterrent to crime, but it's..."

Nov. 18, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Capitol Chronicle
A healthy death penalty, the Jenna and Barbara bust, and the Fannie Lou Hamer Project
"...testify against a bill that would allow juries in capital cases to consider a sentence of life without parole...."

June 15, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Rampage
"...and unrepentant, he sees the wisdom and efficacy of capital punishment. At that point the only difference between Fraser..."

Nov. 27, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jackal of Nahueltoro
"...Marcelo Romo, Shenda Román, Rubén Sotoconil and Nelson Villagra. Capital punishment comes under attack in this passionate Chilean investigation..."

March 29, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

TV Eye
At the Death House Door examines the death penalty through the eyes of a former death row chaplain
"...Early in his life, Pickett supported capital punishment. His grandfather had been murdered, and his father..."

May 23, 2008 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Death Watch: Texecutioners vs. the World
Capital case raises questions of international consular rights
"...especially those where the death penalty is a potential punishment, that justice be applied in a fair and impartial..."

Jan. 17, 2014 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Science of Injustice
Capital murder case highlights Texas courts' resistance to physical evidence
"...After Trot­ter's body was found, he was charged with capital murder. The state charged that Swear­in­gen kidnapped her from..."

Aug. 19, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Vast Majority Believe in Death Penalty
Republicans most likely to believe death is a deterrent
"...83% still believe the death penalty is an appropriate punishment...."

Nov. 10, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Death Watch: Meth, Madness, and Death
Capital case tests limits of insanity defense

April 3, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Perry the Executioner
Texas leads the country in executions, and Rick Perry holds the record tally
"...have increased nationally – with 16 states now banning capital punishment and several more (Maryland, Montana, Colorado) likely to..."

Sept. 16, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

In Our Names
The case of Napoleon Beazley shines a spotlight on the Texas system of capital punishment.
"...Republic of the Congo -- according to authorities on capital punishment, Iran has at least publicly forsworn the execution..."

May 31, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Lone Star State needs to adopt Illinois reforms, group says
"...the Texas Defender Service, without significant reforms to Texas' capital punishment system there will remain a "palpable risk" that..."

May 20, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

On Death and Life
Dealing with the death penalty and other notable bills heard this week
"...and to create a process to weed out from capital prosecution those individuals who are ineligible for the death..."

March 30, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

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..."

June 11, 2010 Books Review by Jordan Smith

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...like to comment on the state's Sub­stance Abuse Felony Punishment Facil­i­ties may testify Thursday, Nov. 13, 10am, before the..."

Nov. 7, 2008 News Feature

The Death Penalty in Practice
"...allow Texas to maintain its long-running leadership in the capital punishment sweepstakes. Although in recent years some states have..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Feature by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
The Legislature enters the home stretch -- two weeks to go.
"...a bill (SB 85) to allow life-without-parole sentences in capital cases. This was the capital punishment reform deemed most..."

May 18, 2001 News Column by Michael King

We're No. 1!
Texas prepares to mark its 300th contemporary execution.
"...state of Texas will mark another contemporary milestone in capital punishment. According to the current schedule -- handily maintained..."

Feb. 21, 2003 News Column by Michael King

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