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

    …-discussed death of Trayvon Martin, prosecutors in Florida charged George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, with second-degree murder. Zimmerman was charged with a second-degree offense because prosecutors found no evidence that Martin’s murder was premeditated. To win the trial against Zimmerman, the prosecutor would’ve been required to show…

    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?

    … the case. In ten years, this judge, Federal District Court Judge Terry Hatter, has refused to move the Bittaker case forward in any meaningful way. Judge Hatter, like most federal judges in California, is believed to be an ardent opponent of capital punishment. By sitting on this case he is most certainly delaying any resolution and in fact, because…

    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

    … at this point and it is likely going to be resolved through litigation as to whether or not the court finds that the current lethal injection protocol is constitutional. Note: In April, the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing three death penalty cases about whether certain drug combinations constitute cruel and unusual punishment when used to execute…

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

    … offered a helpful review of the key aspects of a cause analysis. Here are some of the highlights: The “capital punishment” of employment law. The Court emphasized the importance of work and the essential role it plays in a person’s life, and described dismissal for cause as the “most severe punishment known to Canadian employment law”, explaining…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 32 readers -
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