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U.S. President Donald Trump. Image: The White House/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Trump would be the first president in U.S. history to pardon himself. Meanwhile, the 54 people on U.S. federal death row can expect no such mercy from the lame-duck president.
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Death row prison in Virginia. Image: Bill Dickinson/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | On July 25, in a surprise announcement, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said that the federal government would be resuming executions, with five scheduled in the coming months.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | If he gets his way, Arkansas' Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson will execute eight men in 11 days this month. On Feb. 27, he issued the death warrants for the prisoners.
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Doug Magee on Donald Trump, US Politics and Why Truth is Stranger Than Fiction
Face2Face | Doug talks about how your politics is defined by what you see out your front window, why he's against the death penalty, political satire in the U.S. and his new book President Blog.
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Amy Goodman | The deliberations on the Tsarnaev case bring new, heightened attention to the death-penalty debate in the United States. The time for a moratorium on executions is now.
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Amy Goodman | As the U.S. commits atrocious experiments on death row prisoners, it is vital to remember that the Constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.
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Amy Goodman | Thirty years ago, a Catholic nun working in a poor neighbourhood of New Orleans was asked if she would be a pen-pal to a death-row prisoner. Sister Helen Prejean agreed, forever changing her life.
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| Troy Davis was murdered by the state even after reasonable doubt was apparent in his case
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Amy Goodman | On Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., Troy Anthony Davis was scheduled to die. I was reporting live from outside Georgia's death row in Jackson, awaiting news about whether the Supreme Court would spare his life.
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Krystalline Kraus | Read Troy Davis' letter, written before he was executed by the state of Georgia last night at 11:08 p.m. while he may have been innocent.
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Amy Goodman | Death brings cheers these days in America. That is why challenging the death sentence to be carried out against Troy Davis by the state of Georgia on Sept. 21 is so important.
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Amy Goodman | The death penalty case of Mumia Abu-Jamal highlights inherent problems with the death penalty and the criminal justice system in the U.S., especially the role played by race.