In this edition Scheduled executions: Take action to stop the execution of Melissa Lucio TCADP 2022 Annual Conference: Join us on February 26, 2022 for a day of information and inspiration […]
In this edition Scheduled executions: No executions set in Texas for January or February TCADP 2022 Annual Conference: Don’t miss keynote speaker, Sister Helen Prejean! In case you missed it: […]
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear two Texas death penalty cases: one involving egregious racial bias (Buck v. Stephens) and the other addressing our state’s unscientific and outdated process for assessing intellectual disabilities in capital cases (Moore v. Texas). The case of Bobby James Moore raises the question of whether modern standards should be used in determining whether he is intellectually disabled and therefore ineligible for the death penalty.
Ray Jasper and Anthony Doyle, both African American, are scheduled to be executed in the next two weeks for murders they committed as 18-year-old youths. Their cases exemplify the arbitrariness […]
The State of Texas executed Robert Harris on September 20, 2012, for the 2000 murders of former co-workers Rhoda Wheeler and Augustin Villasenor at the Mi-T-Fine Car Wash in Irving (Dallas […]
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.
The high court said it stopped the lethal injection to review a petition from Balentine’s lawyer that contended his legal help at trial and in early stages of his appeal […]
The Court has released the opinion in Kennedy v. Louisiana (07-343), on whether the Eighth Amendment prohibits states from imposing the death penalty for child rape, and, if not, whether […]