DNA testing execution Hank Skinner innocence

Interview with Dr. Protess, advocate of additional DNA testing for Hank Skinner

On February 16, 2010 Dr. Protess, a professor at Northwest University and the director of the Medill Innocence Project, spoke with Rachael Clark of the Houston Independent Media Center regarding […]

criminal justice flaws Dallas Morning News Debra Medina GOP gubernatorial candidate Michael Landauer moratorium San Antonio Express News

Commentary on GOP Gubernatorial comment for moratorium on death penalty

On February 14, 2010, the San Antonio Express News ran the following statement by Debra Medina, in which the GOP gubernatorial candidate for Texas called for a moratorium on the […]

criminal justice flaws death penalty DNA testing forensic science Hank Skinner innocence

Judge Speaks Out Against Court Flaws

In recent years the flaws of both forensic science and the criminal justice system in Texas have come under fire. Retired Judge H. Lee Sarokin, writing for the Huffington Post, […]

DNA testing execution Innocence Project Larry Swearingen Texas. Court of Criminal Appeals

Larry Swearingen loses appeal at the Court of Criminal Appeals

As reported yesterday, Larry Swearingen lost his request for additional DNA testing with the Court of Criminal Appeals. The Texas Observer wrote the following piece on Swearingen’s possible innocence. “Possibly […]

Adam Kelly Ward death penalty death sentences DNA testing Humberto Leal Larry Swearingen mental illness Texas. Court of Criminal Appeals

Two Denials to DNA Testing and One Upheld Conviction Maintain Number of Inmates on Texas Death Row

On Wednesday, February 9, 2010 the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied additional DNA testing and upheld convictions for three death row inmates. The Dallas Morning News (2-10- 2010) reported […]

Cameron Todd Willingham death penalty democratic governor debate Texas

Texas Democratic Debate Address to Death Penalty Allowed for Much Needed Forum on Change

After this weeks Democratic Governor debate between Farouk Sham and Bill White, Michael Landauer, an editor with the Dallas Morning News, reminded us all about the importance of remaining credible […]

clemency campaign DNA testing execution Hank Skinner

Petition for DNA testing in Hank Skinner case

The upcoming execution of Hank Skinner has sparked various campaigns asking for clemency before Skinner’s scheduled February 24, 2010 execution date. One such campaign is an online petition through […]

book review criminal justice flaws David Dow The Autobiography of an Execution Wrongfully Convicted

The Autobiography of an Execution; new insight into death row through death penalty litigator

The Autobiography of an Execution explores the politics behind the death penalty, while examining personal challenges faced by author and Texas death row attorney David Dow’s laborious career defending death […]