March 31, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday over how to apply the court's 2002 decision Atkins v. Virginia, which decided that capital punishment for mentally handicapped individuals was considered cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment. In Brumfield v. Cain the court will ...[read more]
February 11, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Ken Connor: Eluana Englaro's tragic death by starvation and dehydration is yet another example of how the West is embracing a utilitarian view of life that is undermining human dignity. The standard of human worth is now quality of life rather than human equality. Those with... ...[read more]
August 14, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
A New Orleans judge on Wednesday threw out indictments against the so-called Danziger Seven, police officers accused of murder in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. District Judge Raymond Bigelow ruled that prosecutors had violated state law by revealing grand jury testimony to a witn... ...[read more]
October 5, 2005
by Chris Buell
The Texas Criminal Court of Appeals Wednesday reversed for a third time the death sentence of John Paul Penry, a convicted killer whose death sentence was twice reversed by the US Supreme Court and sparked debate over whether mentally handicapped criminals should be put to death. Penry was ...[read more]

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