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we often execute the innocent because like any human endeavor our justice system is imperfect.
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At least 4.1% of all defendants sentenced to death in the US in the modern era are innocent, according to the first major study to attempt to calculate how often states get it wrong in their wielding of the ultimate punishment.
07/27/17
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"Thomas Jefferson wrote, 'The most sacred of the duties of government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens.' This sacred duty remains the guiding principle for the women and men of the U.S. Department of Justice."
07/27/17
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A National Health Service trust is an organisation within the English NHS generally serving either a geographical area or a specialised function (such as an ambulance service). In any particular location there may be several trusts involved in the different aspects of healthcare for a resident.
07/26/17
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we're not even competent enough to carry it out without causing great suffering.
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expert testimony which suggested that midazolam, the first drug in the state’s lethal-injection protocol, will sedate the inmate but will not render him impervious to the pain that the second and third drugs – which paralyze him and then stop his heart – can cause.
07/26/17
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even if you believe the death penalty is effective as a crime deterrent...
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07/27/17
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Appeals Court affirmed but a divided en banc court reversed over the dissent of six members.
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an en banc session (French for "in bench") is a session in which a case is heard before all the judges of a court (before the entire bench) rather than by a panel of judges selected from them.
07/26/17
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Judging: Should convicts he allowed a trial to claim that Ohio’s execution protocol is a cruel and unusual punishment before being executed?
07/26/17
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Over a dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor that was joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court last night declined to block the executions of three Ohio men. One of the inmates, Ronald Phillips, is scheduled to be put to death today for the 1993 rape and murder of his girlfriend’s daughter. Phillips and the other two inmates, Gary Otte and Raymond Tibbetts, had challenged the three-drug protocol that the state plans to use to carry out their executions, arguing that it violates the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
07/26/17
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how are we still executing people in this country?
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Over a dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor that was joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court last night declined to block the executions of three Ohio men. One of the inmates, Ronald Phillips, is scheduled to be put to death today for the 1993 rape and murder of his girlfriend’s daughter. Phillips and the other two inmates, Gary Otte and Raymond Tibbetts, had challenged the three-drug protocol that the state plans to use to carry out their executions, arguing that it violates the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
07/26/17
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how are we still executing people in this country?
07/27/17
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Cognitive dissonance: Aesop , of course. But it looks even more ancient, with Ahiqar of Nineveh. Also in La Fontaine.
07/25/17
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Actors who hung out there gossiping about other actors discovered that Broadway shows that lasted, say one hundred days, had a future life expectancy of a hundred more. For those that lasted two hundred days, two hundred more. The heuristic became known as the Lindy Effect. Let me warn the reader: while the Lindy effect is one of the most useful, robust, and universal heuristics I know
07/25/17
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