Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stays December 7th execution of John Battaglia

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has issued a stay of execution for John Battaglia, who was scheduled to be put to death next week on December 7. The court is reviewing a recent decision by a state district judge deeming Battaglia mentally competent to be executed. No more executions are scheduled to take place in 2016; Texas will end the year with the fewest executions in two decades.

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TCADP 2017 Award Recipients

The  TCADP Board of Directors is delighted to announce the recipients of our 2017 Annual Awards, which will be presented during the luncheon at our 2017 Annual Conference on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. Appreciation Award: Lindsey Pearlstein Courage Award: Alfred Dewayne Brown David P. Atwood Founder’s Award: State Senator Eddie Lucio, […]

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U.S. Supreme Court set to hear Moore v. Texas

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court will hold oral argument in Moore v. Texas, a case that addresses Texas’s unscientific standard for determining whether a person is intellectually disabled and therefore exempt from execution. Moore v. Texas asks the Court to decide if it is unconstitutional for Texas “to prohibit the use […]

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