February 21, 2015
by Elizabeth Dennis
JURIST Guest Columnist Brandon L. Garrett, of the University of Virginia School of Law, discusses Governor Tom Wolf's death penalty moratorium ...Is declaring a "time out" to the death penalty in Pennsylvania an abuse of the governor's power "ignoring duly enacted law," as prosecutors have ...[read more]
February 18, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission on Wednesday overturned a man's 1993 murder conviction in its first exoneration of an inmate who claimed to have been wrongly convicted. George Taylor, who had served 17 years of a life sentence and had exhausted all other appeals options, became ...[read more]
September 8, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Beschlussempfehlung und Bericht des Rechtaussschusses...Entwurf eines Zweiten Gesetzes zur Anderung des Gesetzes zur Aurfhebung nationalsozialistizcher unrechtsurteile in der strafrechtsplflege, German Bundestag, September 8, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary ...[read more]
October 2, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
The Russian Supreme Court on Wednesday declared the 1918 killing of Tsar Nicholas II an act of political repression. The ruling, long sought by the Tsar's descendants, is seen an exoneration of the country's last monarch, who had been villainized as Bloody Nicholas si... ...[read more]
November 8, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
The Russian Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered by Bolshevik revolutionaries in 1918, and therefore not eligible for legal rehabilitation. The decision upholds a September determination by Russia's Prosecutor General which said that the Tsar could ...[read more]
May 13, 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts
Moscow City Court has rejected a bid by a surviving member of the Russian Romanov imperial dynasty to declare Tsar Nicholas II exonerated of the Soviet-era criminal charge against him and declare his 1918 murder at the hands of revolutionary Bolsheviks a political killing. A lower court had ruled ...[read more]
December 28, 2005
by Kate Heneroty
Alexander Torshin, the head of the Russian parliamentary commission investigating last year's Beslan school siege told the upper house of parliament Wednesday that despite their exoneration by prosecutors earlier this week, local law enforcement officials were in fact negligent in ignoring ...[read more]
December 7, 2004
by Bernard Hibbitts
According to a Russian human rights lawyer, the Russian Constitutional Court has cleared the way for lower court reconsideration and possible exoneration of Admiral Alexander Kolchak, the White Russian leader of anti-Bolshevik forces in Siberia who was recognized by his supporters as the... ...[read more]
November 22, 2004
by Bernard Hibbitts
Jack Chin, University of Arizona College of Law:Citing a poll indicating that 70% of Texans believe innocent people have been executed, a Texas representative proposed a moratorium on executions pending study of the DNA and capital punishment system; attending the press conference was Kirk Blo... ...[read more]
September 16, 2004
by Jeannie Shawl
The Death Penalty Information Center is reporting that the number of people receiving the death penalty has fallen substantially over the past several years. In its forthcoming report on the US death penalty, DPIC says the reluctance of juries to sentence defendants to death can be attributed to ...[read more]

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