Capital Punishment

Capital punishment or the death penalty is a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. The judicial decree that someone be punished in this manner is a death sentence, while the actual enforcement is an execution. Crimes that can result in a death penalty are known as capital crimes or capital offenses. The term capital originates from the Latin capitalis, literally "regarding the head" (referring to execution by beheading).Capital punishment has, in the past, been practiced by most societies, as a punishment for criminals, and political or religious dissidents.
Posts about Capital Punishment
  • Murder Laws in Texas: Types, Degrees, and Punishments

    …, or that it was carried out with total reckless disregard and abandonment for another human life. Whether the convict is sentenced to the death penalty (capital punishment) depends on specific circumstances. In the well-known murder trial of O.J. Simpson, Los Angeles prosecutors charged the defendant with two first-degree murder counts (the death of Nicole…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 12 readers -
  • What They Never Tell You About Kevin Cooper

    … account and website usually omits from this discussion are the circumstances surrounding Cooper’s arrest. Here are those circumstances as published in the New York Times, not exactly a publication prone to a lack of bias on the question of capital punishment. The article correctly points out that this is the second violent rape that Cooper has been…

    The Devil And The Death Penalty- 27 readers -
  • The Devil and the Death Penalty Screening

    … Lawrence Bittaker WOODBURY UNIVERSITY TO SHOW “THE DEVIL AND THE DEATH PENALTY.” As part of its ongoing program entitled “Rethinking Media”, Woodbury University will be showing “The Devil and the Death Penalty on Thursday, November 5, 6:30 PM in the Screening Room, Entertainment Media Building, E100, Woodbury University, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd…

    The Devil And The Death Penalty- 33 readers -
  • Why Isn’t Judge Terry Hatter Front Page News?

    … and the rule of law. There are many legal parallels to the behavior of Kim Davis and the ongoing appeal of Lawrence Bittaker. Bittaker kidnapped, raped and murdered five teenaged girls in 1979 in a fashion that the DA who prosecuted both men described as “worse than Manson.” At the time of his conviction and death sentence, Lawrence Bittaker was front-page…

    The Devil And The Death Penalty- 37 readers -
  • Effect of Recent Supreme Court Decision On California

    … California execution chamber prior to 2005 renovation. HOW RECENT SUPREME COURT DECISION AFFECTS CALIFORNIA This article in the LA Times reviews the effect of the recent Supreme Court decision that allowed states to continue to use the drug Midazolam for the purpose of lethal injection. California opponents of capital punishment continue…

    The Devil And The Death Penalty- 36 readers -
  • Relentless LA Times Capital Punishment Dishonesty

    … Let’s be like Nebraska!! Twice in a week the Los Angeles Times printed opinion pieces concerning capital punishment. This material was prompted by the state of Nebraska’s legislature abolishing (for the moment) capital punishment. May 20’s “When it comes to the death penalty, California should follow Nebraska.” by Scott Martelle, spends its…

    The Devil And The Death Penalty- 38 readers -
  • The Legal Future of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    … Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. He’s the first person given a federal death sentence since Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in 1997. The Tsarnaev decision came after the sentencing phase of the federal death penalty trial, in which 63 witnesses gave often emotional testimony over three weeks. During this phase…

    The Devil And The Death Penalty- 40 readers -
  • Just Cause: Consider the Context

    … Luckily, last month, the British Columbia Supreme Court revisited the meaning of “just cause” for termination, and reviewed the contextual approach outlined by the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in the seminal case of McKinley v. BC Tel, 2001 SCC 38. In this blog post, we review the recent decision in George v. Cowichan Tribes, 2015 BCSC 513, and offer…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 32 readers -
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