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August Alert: Executions Stayed, Houston Special Event, Summer Newsletter

Get caught up on the recent stayed executions, the coming special event in Houston, the summer newsletter and other news of interest.

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Texas CCA Ends Judge Fine Hearing on Death Penalty

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled today that Judge Fine does not have the authority to conduct a court hearing on the constitutionality of the death penalty in the state and put an end to the legal proceeding that was raised as part of John Edward Green Jr’s Capital murder trial. John Edward Green […]

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Update on Judge Fine in Houston

Here’s an update from the Houston Chronicle regarding Judge Kevin Fine. This spring, in the case of John Edward Green, Judge Fine ruled the administration of the death penalty unconstitutional due to the risk of wrongful conviction and wrongful execution. He later rescinded the ruling but scheduled a hearing on the motion. He will remain […]

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Firestorm Surrounding Judge Fine’s Ruling on the Death Penalty in Texas

On March 4, 2010 State District Judge Kevin Fine of Harris County, ruled that Article 37.071 of the Texas Code of Criminal Appeals, the state’s death penalty statute, was unconstitutional and thus could not be sought by prosecutors in the capital murder case against John Green. In Judge Fine’s ruling he held that innocent people […]

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Judge Fine Schedules Hearing on Death Penalty

On Friday March, 5 2010 state District Judge Kevin Fine historically ruled in accordance with a defense pretrial motion that the death penalty is an unconstitutional institution. After a firestorm of backlash from leading political opposition, on March 9, 2010 Judge Fine rescinded his original statement, moving forward with the trial of John Green as […]

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Judge Declaration of Death Penalty as Unconstitutional Raises Additional Concern

Galveston County Daily News published an article on March 9, 2010 criticizing those who have spoke out against state District Judge Fine’s ruling that the death penalty is unconstitutional in Texas. From other district level judges on through the governor himself, critics of the pretrial ruling have cited a variety of reasons as to why […]