Newsletter: February, 2022
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In the News
California Governor Gavin Newsom orders dismantling of State’s Death Row
California Governor Gavin Newsom, who in 2019 placed a moratorium on executions in California, is now moving to dismantle the United States’ largest death row... Read more by becoming an Amicus Member.
Idaho death row inmate granted clemency as judge overrules governor on a challenge of “Who gets to decide on death?”
Gerald Pizzuto, Jr may not ring a bell to many. Pizzuto was sentenced to death for killing a man and woman at a remote cabin near McCall in 1986... Read more by becoming an Amicus Member.
Kentucky House Panel advances bill banning death penalty for some mental illnesses
Legislation which exempts defendants with severe mental illness from being executed has received growing support across the US in recent years... Read more by becoming an Amicus Member.
Texas schedules execution for woman whose daughter’s death may have been accidental
One of the most pernicious aspects of the death penalty is the danger of executing wrongly convicted individuals. This is precisely the case with Melissa Lucio... Read more by becoming an Amicus Member.
Supreme Court to consider restoring death penalty for Boston marathon bomber
On 15 April 2013, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (19) and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev (26) detonated two bombs at the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon... Read more by becoming an Amicus Member.