Newsletter: September, 2022
Thursday, September 29, 2022
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In the News
The erosion of the US death penalty
The support for the death penalty in America has fluctuated dramatically over the years. According to polls conducted by Gallup, only 55% of Americans favour the death... Read more by becoming an Amicus member.
Alabama argues Alan Miller, whose execution has been cancelled, ‘slept on his rights’
At around 11.30 pm on 22 September, Alan Miller’s execution was cancelled minutes before his death warrant was set to expire. Just after 9 pm, the US Supreme Court... Read more by becoming an Amicus member.
Alabama is preparing to use a new method of execution on death row inmate later this month
On 5 August 1999, Alan Eugene Miller, a delivery driver, went on a workplace shooting rampage that killed three men. At trial it was revealed that Miller... Read more by becoming an Amicus member.
South Carolina Judge halts inhumane choice between firing squad and electric chair
Until 6 September 2022, death row inmates in South Carolina faced the ultimate Hobson’s choice – whether to die by firing squad or electric chair... Read more by becoming an Amicus member.
‘Expensive, unreliable and withering on the vine’: Indiana’s death row
“Maybe it’s time to be intellectually honest and admit Indiana no longer has the death penalty” wrote Indiana Capital Chronicle editor-in-chief... Read more by becoming an Amicus member.
FEATURE: Alabama's continuing unconstitutional execution of death row inmates with intellectual disabilities
It has been 20 years since a landmark decision made it unconstitutional to execute those with proven intellectual disability within the United States... Read more by becoming an Amicus member.