Richard Viguerie: A conservative appeal against death penalty

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This election year, Republican and Democratic voters in records numbers agree on something: They distrust political leaders and the political establishment. That same distrust applies to ambitious prosecutors, who are part of the political establishment. Too many have been caught cheating to win convictions, withholding exculpatory evidence and using coerced confessions. The bipartisan distrust of […]

Amnesty International Reports Concentrated Spikes in Executions Amidst Continuing Trend Towards Global Death Penalty Abolition

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Amnesty International reported that worldwide executions spiked by 54% to at least 1,634—a 25-year high—in 2015, even as the number of countries abolishing the death penalty reached record levels. In its annual report on global developments in capital punishment, released on April 6, Amnesty said that the bulk of recorded executions were concentrated in just […]

Conservatives Push for Nearly Unthinkable Death Penalty Ban

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REUTERS, MARCH 31, 2016, 10:27 A.M. AUSTIN, Texas — A former gun industry lobbyist and budget-hawk Republicans are leading what might seem to be an unlikely hard-right campaign – trying to sway conservatives in places like Utah and Kansas that they should be the first Republican-held state in four decades to ban the death penalty. The […]