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CA11: Applies Lockhart Rather Than Strickland Standard

In this federal habeas corpus appeal of a Florida state death row inmate, the district court granted a writ of habeas corpus on the grounds that defense counsel rendered ineffective assistance of counsel by advising the defendant to waive his right to a jury during the penalty phase.  79 more words

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CA11: Counsel's Negligence Does NOT Merit Equitable Tolling

Because equitable tolling is appropriate only where, despite diligent pursuit of rights, some extraordinary circumstances prevent a petitioner from timely filing his ¬†petition, counsel’s negligence in missing the filing deadline is not so extraordinary as to merit equitable tolling – even in a CAPTIAL case – pursuant to 28 USC 2254. 16 more words

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NU, Muhammadiyah - Two Indonesian largest Muslim organizations support death penalty against drug dealers


The Nahdlatul Ulama or NU, the biggest Muslim organization in Indonesia, along with the second largest one, the Muhammadiyah, gives support to the government over the implementation of death penalty against drug dealers, senior members of the organizations said here on Wednesday. 182 more words


Stop the Execution of Reggie Clemons in Missouri

On February 4th, the Missouri Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Reggie Clemons’ case. He was sentenced to death in St. Louis as an accomplice to a 1991 murder. 76 more words

Human Rights

Using Colorado Method of Jury Selection in Tsarnaev Death Penalty Trial

Friday, January 2, 2015

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Jury selection in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death penalty trial is scheduled to start in federal court in Boston on Monday morning. 582 more words

Death Penalty

Plea Bargaining in Capital Cases

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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I am now writing articles for the main page at Firedoglake (firedoglake dot com) during the owner’s hiatus from the site. 714 more words

Death Penalty

First Do No Harm

Friday, December 26, 2014

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First, do no harm.

The death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is scheduled to begin in federal court in Boston on Monday, January 5, 2015. 1,084 more words