Tag: Death Penalty

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    “The country’s long been divided over whether to have it. But that only led to even more difficult questions. How do you do it? How do you implement it? And can you do it fairly and rationally?” More

    May 9, 2014 | Comments

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    “I’m trying to run my campaign now in a way that’s true to who I am spiritually but also to some spirituality realities of the moment,” says US Senate candidate and former Virginia governor Tim Kaine. More

    September 4, 2012 | Comments

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    The Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on sentencing juveniles convicted of murder to life in prison with no possibility of parole. Justice Scalia reminded the Court that many states allow it and “the American people…have decided that’s the rule.” But Justice Ginsburg suggested such sentencing makes a juvenile “a throw-away person.” More

    May 25, 2012 | Comments

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    In a recession economy, will money trump moral arguments as state legislatures continue considering repeal of the death penalty?

    April 24, 2009 | Comments

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    Right now, 36 states permit capital punishment for murder. Should that penalty be extended to those who rape children? More

    June 13, 2008 | Comments

  • juv-deathpenalty-thumb

    In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that executing people for crimes they committed before the age of 18 is unconstitutional. The case that brought the issue to the Supreme Court involved a young Missouri man named Chris Simmons. More

    March 4, 2005 | Comments

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    Should juveniles ever be executed? In 1989, the Supreme Court ruled that states could execute offenders as young as 16 if they chose to. But attitudes appear to be shifting, and the case now coming before the court could end that practice for good. More

    October 1, 2004 | Comments

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    RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY previews upcoming U.S Supreme Court cases. At issue are recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools, state funding for religious education, and the case of Death Row inmate Delma Banks. More

    October 3, 2003 | Comments

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    “I feel that some crimes warrant the death penalty… Jonathan didn’t deserve life, he deserved what he got. The fact that I had forgiven him didn’t change what he had done,” says Paula Kurland, who forgave the man who murdered her daughter. More

    May 16, 2003 | Comments

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    BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: As the U.S. continues to debate the rightness or wrongness of capital punishment, we look at two aspects of the issue. Next week, Huntsville, Texas — where the state prison system carries out more executions than any … More

    May 9, 2003 | Comments

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