Death penalty http://tpr.org en Are Opponents Of The Death Penalty Contributing To Its Problems? http://tpr.org/post/are-opponents-death-penalty-contributing-its-problems Kevin Cooper was convicted of murdering a married couple and two children, and was sentenced to die.<p>That was back in 1985. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:38:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 35696 at http://tpr.org Are Opponents Of The Death Penalty Contributing To Its Problems? Sen. John McCain Calls Lengthy Execution In Arizona 'Torture' http://tpr.org/post/sen-john-mccain-calls-lengthy-execution-arizona-torture Sen. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:20:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 35697 at http://tpr.org Sen. John McCain Calls Lengthy Execution In Arizona 'Torture' A Shortage Of Lethal Drugs For Executions Has States Considering Other Methods http://tpr.org/post/shortage-lethal-drugs-executions-has-states-considering-other-methods <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The history of executions in America seems to be a string of one botched form to another. </span>In a reaction to a botched execution in April and the supply of lethal drugs drying up, states like Tennessee have announced the return of the electric chair.</span></p><p>Dr. Deborah Denno, who teaches law that Fordham University in New York and is considered an expert on the topic of executions, said it was botched executions that led states to consider the electric chair in the early 1900s.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 20:45:36 +0000 Ryan Poppe 32253 at http://tpr.org A Shortage Of Lethal Drugs For Executions Has States Considering Other Methods U.S. 5th Circuit Halts Texas Execution Based On New Information http://tpr.org/post/us-5th-circuit-halts-texas-execution-based-new-information <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Texan man on death row who was scheduled to be the nation’s first execution since the botched lethal injection in Oklahoma has been granted a stay. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he US </span>5th <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Circuit Court of Appeals halted Robert James Campbell’s execution based on an IQ score taken in 1982.</span></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 14:55:37 +0000 Ryan Poppe 31656 at http://tpr.org With Just Hours To Go, Federal Court Halts Texas Execution http://tpr.org/post/texas-set-first-execution-oklahomas-botched-attempt <strong>Update at 4:57 p.m. ET. Federal Court Halts Execution: </strong><p>With just hours to go, a federal court has halted the execution of Texas inmate Robert Campbell.<p>The execution would have been the first since Oklahoma botched one in April.<p>The ruling has nothing to do with the drug shortage that's dominated the narrative over the death penalty in the country. Tue, 13 May 2014 15:10:00 +0000 editor 31616 at http://tpr.org With Just Hours To Go, Federal Court Halts Texas Execution The Source: All Eyes On Texas After Botched Oklahoma Execution http://tpr.org/post/source-all-eyes-texas-after-botched-oklahoma-execution <p>The complication-laden execution of Clayton Lockett, an Oklahoma death-row inmate, last week had everyone from <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/03/us/flawed-oklahoma-execution-deeply-troubling-obama-says.html?_r=0" target="_blank">President Obama</a> to the <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/02/un-human-rights-condemns-oklahoma-execution-clayton-lockett" target="_blank">U.N. High Commission on Human Rights</a>&nbsp;weighing in on the tragic and torturous event.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 17:26:27 +0000 Paul Flahive 31182 at http://tpr.org The Source: All Eyes On Texas After Botched Oklahoma Execution Texas Enrollment Solid In 2014 Affordable Care Act Signup http://tpr.org/post/texas-enrollment-solid-2014-affordable-care-act-signup <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> Even with state leadership that staunchly opposed the Affordable Care Act and did what they could to hold it up, Texas numbers look good. Also on this show: Texas loses against the EPA, implications of botched Oklahoma execution.</p><p></p><p><strong>Texas third in number of ACA plans enrolled in</strong></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 20:02:58 +0000 David Martin Davies 31061 at http://tpr.org Texas Enrollment Solid In 2014 Affordable Care Act Signup Death Penalty Fades As Hot-Button Issue http://tpr.org/post/death-penalty-fades-hot-button-issue It's almost hard to remember how dominant an issue the death penalty was a generation ago.<p>Crime and drugs were the top issues for voters in 1994. Not coincidentally, support for the death penalty <a href="http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-voters-democratic-politicians-death-penalty-views-20140430,0,4667720.story#ixzz30TmgVfKy" target="_blank">peaked</a> that year, at 80 percent, according to Gallup polling.<p>Opposition to the death penalty once cost prominent politicians their jobs, from New York Democratic Gov. Fri, 02 May 2014 11:03:00 +0000 editor 31040 at http://tpr.org Death Penalty Fades As Hot-Button Issue Oklahoma Issues Timeline Of Botched Execution http://tpr.org/post/oklahoma-issues-timeline-botched-execution Robert Patton, the chief of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, offered a <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1151372-5-1-14-doc-letter-re-clayton-lockett.html">detailed timeline</a> on Thursday of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/29/308081252/oklahoma-poised-to-use-new-drug-mixture-in-double-execution">botched execution of Clayton D. Lockett</a>.<p>It reveals that on the morning of the execution, Lockett refused to be restrained, so officers administered an electronic shock with a Taser. Once they removed him from his cell at around 5:30 a.m. Thu, 01 May 2014 22:07:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 31020 at http://tpr.org Oklahoma Issues Timeline Of Botched Execution Pressure Builds For Additional Transparency In Texas After Oklahoma Execution http://tpr.org/post/pressure-builds-additional-transparency-texas-after-oklahoma-execution <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following a botched execution in Oklahoma, anti-death penalty groups and attorneys are once again calling on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to provide full transparency in the state's execution process.</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:33:16 +0000 Ryan Poppe 30947 at http://tpr.org