The Words of the Founding Fathers

Jurors should acquit, even against the judge's instruction... if exercising their judgement with discretion and honesty they have a clear conviction the charge of the court is wrong. -- Alexander Hamilton, 1804 It is not only the juror's right, but his duty to find the verdict according to his own best understanding, judgement and conscience, … Continue reading The Words of the Founding Fathers

D.C. Court Upholds Arrest of Protesters at Supreme Court

D.C. Court Upholds Arrest of Protesters at Supreme Court Posted by ShereeKrider Friday, 17 December 2010 20:53 Legal Times of Washington December 16, 2010 D.C. Court Upholds Arrest of Protesters at Supreme Court The District of Columbia's highest court today unanimously upheld the conviction of six protesters who were arrested in January 2007 on the … Continue reading D.C. Court Upholds Arrest of Protesters at Supreme Court

Eliminate death penalty

By Donald Vish Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2010/09/05/1421608/eliminate-death-penalty.html#ixzz10kLyvV3N   The death penalty has become an embarrassment. Its administration has undermined public confidence in the way the justice system works. The best thing its supporters can say about it: It's not used very much. The modern history of the death penalty in Kentucky undercuts its credibility as a … Continue reading Eliminate death penalty

Stop using drug for executions, company tells Ohio

Friday, September 24, 2010  02:56 AM Stop using drug for executions, company tells Ohio By Alan Johnson Shortage of anesthetic has caused delays in killings in several states The company that makes the drug Ohio uses to execute condemned prisoners wants the state to stop killing people with its anesthetic. "Hospira provides these products because … Continue reading Stop using drug for executions, company tells Ohio

Death Penalty Goes on Trial in North Carolina

By NATHAN KOPPEL Kenneth Bernard Rouse was sentenced to death after a jury found him guilty in 1992 of fatally stabbing 63-year-old Hazel Colleen Broadway. Police found her body in a North Carolina convenience store, the knife still in her neck. Associated Press Kenneth Bernard Rouse, in an undated photo, has challenged his death sentence … Continue reading Death Penalty Goes on Trial in North Carolina