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Death Penalty news and analysis from The Nation
February 15, 2023
The Movement to Close Singapore’s Death Row
Singapore tries to keep foreigners out of its politics but not out of the noose.
December 5, 2022
Staughton Lynd Never Lost the Courage of His Convictions
The historian and activist, who died last month, paid a steep price for his commitments. Yet he managed to find a way to keep agitating, and keep writing, while always remaining true to his radical vision.
October 18, 2022
Letters From the October 31/November 7, 2022, Issue
Principled jurisprudence… Accountability for Ghouta…
September 28, 2022
Trump’s Judges Are Just Getting Started
On this week’s episode of
The Time of Monsters
, Linda Hirshman discusses how the reactionary courts could block progressive governance.
August 22, 2022
How Sonia Sotomayor Became the Conscience of the Supreme Court
The former prosecutor was never a liberal firebrand. Now it is she, more than any other justice, who puts progressive outrage into words.
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June 13, 2022
The Conservatives on the Supreme Court Have Officially Become Homicidal
In a shocking recent decision, the nation’s highest court ruled that “innocence isn’t enough” to spare a person the death penalty.
June 10, 2022
Shon Miller: Portrait of a Mass Killer as a Human Being
The sterile, but endless, debate over the role of mental illness in mass shootings rarely acknowledges how much our system fails those on both sides of the gun.
February 14, 2022
Dying on Tulsa Time
Gavin Newsom’s pledge to shut down San Quentin’s death row brings capital punishment outliers into harsh relief.
November 18, 2021
There’s Still Time to Save Julius Jones
Julius Jones’s execution is scheduled for today. More than 6 million people have signed a petition pleading for Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt to call it off.
Karlos K. Hill
October 5, 2021
Missouri Intends to Execute a Disabled Man Today
In spite of the the pleas of Representatives Cori Bush and Emmanuel Cleaver, Governor Mike Parson has declined to grant clemency to Ernest Johnson.