Despite ongoing concerns about the risk of error in death penalty cases, the State of Texas is poised to carry out yet another execution in a case for which many […]
Category: Hank Skinner
Today, attorneys for Texas death row inmate Hank Skinner issued the following press release regarding a new motion for DNA testing under a state law that went into effect on […]
This morning (March 7, 2011), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Texas death row inmate Hank Skinner can pursue his request for DNA testing through the federal Civil Rights Act. […]
Today, December 13, 2010, the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) released its annual report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2010: The Year in Review. TCADP releases this annual report each December in conjunction with the anniversary of the resumption of executions in Texas in 1982.
According to the report, death sentences in Texas have dropped more than 70% since 2003, reaching a historic low in 2010. Juries condemned eight new individuals to death in Texas in 2010, the lowest number of new death sentences since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Texas’ revised death penalty statute in 1976.
In case you missed the November email alert, read about recent death penalty developments including updates on Anthony Graves, Hank Skinner and Cameron Todd Willingham; the TCADP Fall newsletter; who won the Dave Atwood NCADP conference scholarship; and the upcoming Cities for Life initiative on November 30.
Today, October 13, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the case of Skinner v. Switzer, in which the Justices will determine whether Texas death row inmate Hank Skinner can […]
Breaking news: The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Texas death row inmate Hank Skinner should have access to evidence for DNA testing that could clear him of […]
On Monday, April 19th, the United States Supreme Court is expected to decide if they will hear the case of Hank Skinner. Accepting the case would mean an indefinite stay […]