EDITORIALS: Boston Globe Recommends No Death Penalty For Marathon Bomber

By aholsinger A recent Boston Globe editorial called on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder not to seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of carrying out the bombing at the Boston Marathon. The editors said the lengthy death-penalty process would put the spotlight on the defendant to the detriment of the victims: […]

Ohio Panel Recommends Banning Death Penalty for Severely Mentally Ill

By aholsinger On September 26, the Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio‘s Death Penalty voted 15-2 to recommend a ban on death sentences for people with severe mental illness. The panel of legal experts was created by the Ohio Supreme Court and the Ohio State Bar Association and includes judges, attorneys, and […]

Remembering Murder Victims

Rev. Sarah Beck

National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims As we mark the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, we honor the memories of murder victims and recognize the impact of homicide on surviving family members and loved ones. When the  the U.S. Senate adopted a resolution in 2007 recognizing the National Day of Remembrance for […]

BOOKS: “Grave Injustice: Unearthing Wrongful Executions”

By aholsinger Grave Injustice, a new book by Richard Stack, presents a critical examination of the death penalty through profiles of individuals who were executed but may have been innocent. Their stories are used to illustrate flaws in the death penalty, including faulty eyewitness identification, government misconduct, and ineffective representation. In examining these problems, Stack […]

Press Release: Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty to be at CPAC St. Louis

By Marc Hyden CONSERVATIVES CONCERNED ABOUT THE DEATH PENALTY TO BE AT CPAC ST. LOUIS Conservative group to highlight the flaws in America’s death penalty September 23, 2013 – Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, a national network of conservatives questioning the alignment of capital punishment with conservative principles, will be an exhibitor at CPAC […]

Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty’s Marc Hyden on the Scott Horton Radio Show

By Marc Hyden Via: Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty’s Marc Hyden on the Scott Horton Radio Show

Kansas May Consider Death Penalty Repeal in 2014

By aholsinger Legislators in Kansas have said they may debate the repeal of the death penalty in 2014. Senate Vice President Jeff King said a recent session on other criminal justice issues indicated a need for a broader discussion of sentences for murder. Senator David Haley, who supports repeal of the death penalty, said, “I […]

Conservatives vs. the Death Penalty, an interview with the Brenner Brief

By Marc Hyden I was recently interviewed by the Brenner Brief in a two part series (Part 1 and Part 2), which covered the specific issues that give conservatives concerns about the death penalty. I said, “For me the death penalty boils down to my conservative ideology. I believe in pro-life policies, fiscal responsibility, limited […]

Remembering Victims of Murder

By Emma Today is the annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. read more Via: Remembering Victims of Murder

LETHAL INJECTION: The Ongoing Controversy Over How People Are Executed

By aholsinger One of the nation’s leading academic experts on the death penalty has written a new article describing how the controversy surrounding lethal injections has greatly intensified since the Supreme Court’s ruling on the subject in 2008 (Baze v. Rees). Deborah Denno, a law professor at Fordham University, analyzed over 300 court decisions in […]