Tag: Death Penalty

  • 02-2001

    The debate about the death penalty has been revived by the actions of Illinois' outgoing Republican governor George Ryan, who pardoned four death row inmates and commuted the death sentences of all 167 others. Ryan called the capital punishment system "immoral." Watch our discussion with Steve Mills, who has been covering the Illinois story for the Chicago Tribune.

    January 17, 2003 | Comments

  • 06-2002

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is generating controversy on another issue. Scalia criticized the Roman Catholic Church's stand against the death penalty. At a forum on religion and the death penalty, Scalia said he does not agree with the Church's position on capital punishment.

    February 1, 2002 | Comments

  • 07-2003

    When may a lawyer reveal what a client tells him in confidence? The American Bar Association recently made the rule less restrictive. It permits, but does not require, lawyers to disclose confidences to prevent "reasonably certain death or substantial bodily harm." Attorneys who obey the confidentiality rule sometimes do so at the expense of innocent people.

    July 27, 2001 | Comments

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    “It puts us in a place of perpetuating a cycle of violence. Closure will never be found if vengeance and revenge continues to be the motivation,” says Rev. Verity Jones, senior minister of Central Christian Church. More

    May 11, 2001 | Comments

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    Bryan Stevenson, a Harvard-educated African-American lawyer in Alabama, has dedicated his life to saving inmates on death row. He says he was influenced strongly by his Christian faith. More

    June 30, 2000 | Comments

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