Tagged: death penalty

What Would Plato Do?

Wanda: What would an intellectual do?  What would… Plato do? Otto: Apol- Wanda: Pardon me? Otto: Apollgzz. Wanda: What? Otto: Apologize! Well, no.  He probably wouldn’t.  Not Plato. And certainly not in the case of Troy Davis, whose final clemency request was denied this morning, and who now faces execution...

Innocence Not Proven

  A year and eight days ago, the Supreme Court took the unusual step of granting an “original writ,” and handed down a novel decision directing a federal court to revisit the murder conviction of Troy Anthony Davis by allowing Davis to put on evidence of actual innocence.  (See our...

Steering the Broken Machine

The Last Lawyer: The Fight to Save Death Row Inmates By John Temple 2009 University Press of Mississippi, 234 pages, $25.95 Amazon.com :: Barnes & Noble The world is loaded with books about criminal lawyers. They fill the shelves in the mystery and thriller aisles, dominate true crime and related...