Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles Denies Clemency to Duane Buck; Steven Woods Scheduled for Execution Tonight

This afternoon, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recommended against clemency for Duane Buck. The following is a statement from Kate Black, attorney for  Mr. Buck: “The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles’ recommendation against granting clemency to Duane Buck fails to recognize what the highest legal officer in the State of Texas had acknowledged: No one […]

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Statement from Humberto Leal’s Lawyer

The following statement is attributed to Sandra L. Babcock, attorney for Humberto Leal Garcia: “Today the United States stumbled in its commitment to the rule of law.  Mr. Leal, tragically, will suffer the consequences.  He will be executed tonight, despite the fact that his right to consular assistance was violated.  If he had had the […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Urged to Stay Execution of Humberto Leal Garcia

On Monday, Humberto Leal Garcia’s attorneys and the Mexican government jointly appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to stay Leal’s execution. Three judges on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a concurring opinion which stated that the pardons board and Governor Perry should stay Mr. Leal’s execution.

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More than 90 Faith Leaders Call for Clemency for Timothy Adams

Today more than 90 Christian faith leaders from communities throughout Texas called on the Board of Pardons and Paroles and Governor Rick Perry to grant clemency to Timothy Adams.  Adams is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas on February 22, 2011.  His family, who is also the family of the victim, Timothy […]

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Support Clemency for Willie Pondexter NOW!

Dear Friends, Yesterday afternoon the Fifth Circuit denied the civil rights lawsuit in Willie Pondexter’s case. Mr. Pondexter is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas on March 3, 2009. Please go to the following links and post positive comments in support of clemency for Willie Pondexter: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/outlook/6283618.html http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/metro/6283333.html http://www.texasobserver.org/article.php?aid=2972 http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/6283185.html More information […]

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